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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Territory Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Nov 19, 2020
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 92622 - Auckland, North Island, New Zealand


Hill's Pet Nutrition is a leading global organization in the Pet Retail Industry, representing high profile brands and is at the forefront of science and innovation.  Hill's is part of the Colgate-Palmolive global family and provides expertise on pet nutrition to pet retailers and veterinary professionals.


At Hill's we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people.

If you're interested in work that matters, fuelled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our Territory Manager position.

As a Territory Manager you will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships and providing a direct interface with the Veterinary and Pet Retail channel, servicing independent and national key accounts. Following the Territory Management Plan, the Territory Manager will represent the Hill's brand through regular visits, meetings and seminars in order to achieve increased distribution, recommendation and sales.


We are currently recruiting for one Territory Manager vacancy and the successful candidate will be responsible for achieving sales targets and territory objectives for the Pet & Vet Channels in the Auckland West/North & Northland regions.

As part of the territory, you will be required to travel to the regional areas every 4 weeks to maintain and grow business relationships with our regional customers.

At Hill’s, we are committed to training and developing you to be leaders of tomorrow. Within your first twelve months of the Territory Manager role you will:


  • Undergo a comprehensive induction and training program, learning about the company, culture and role
  • Develop your insights and experience into the dynamic Vet and Pet channels
  • Undergo world class internal sales training to build on your influence and negotiation skills
  • Be given the tools and opportunity grow your territory, optimise distribution and develop strong customer relationships
  • Attend sales meetings and conferences to connect with your team


The ideal applicant should have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Pharmaceuticals, Veterinary Science or similar
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and client focus
  • High motivation and personal drive to increase sales and build business relationships
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Intermediate or advanced computer skills  - Microsoft Office and Google Suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs) 
  • A valid driver's licence


Sales experience in Territory Management, Veterinary, FMCG or similar fields is highly regarded

This role offers a competitive remuneration package including a fully serviced company car.

Please include a cover letter with your application, stating why you would be the ideal candidate for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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