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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at 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:  Veterinary Affairs Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 8, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158941 - Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!



The Veterinary Affairs Manager will be in charge of strategy and implementation of PVA in the South America countries. The person is an essential role in liaising with marketing and customer development to define local strategy and plan to drive veterinary channel Brand recommendation (Brand Recommend Most Often - BRMO) and share, with focus on: 


  • leveraging digital as a key enabler to drive awareness, engagement & education

  • building veterinary endorsement, recommendation and use of Hill’s products in veterinary clinics.  The role works closely with the LATAM Manager of Professional Veterinary Affairs to implement strategy-driven plans for key target audiences including:  Key Thought Leaders (academic and non-academic); practicing veterinarians; non-veterinarian health care team members in practices; students and faculty at veterinary and technician schools; and, Hill’s distributors.

  • positioning Hill’s in the profession as an important scientific, innovative and credible partner who is engaged in improving the health of dogs and cats and in supporting the profession as a key partner in delivering the Hill’s mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

  • strengthening veterinarians’ understanding and knowledge of our products and making nutrition a more integral part of veterinary medicine by educating veterinarians to implement a nutritional assessment and specific dietary recommendation for Every Pet, Every Time.


The position is based in Bogotá and will support all South America countries.


Main Responsibilities



  • Builds and grows positive relationships with cross-functional peers 

  • Ensures that all Hill’s contacts and communications to consistently meet the professional, ethical and regulatory standards demanded by the veterinary community and the corporation (incl. CP Code of Conduct, FCPA, anti-bribery and pet food regulations, etc.)


All distributors 

  • Communicate all webinars, events, forums, monthly trainings, technical materials and PVA actions

  • Organize monthly trainings for all distributors (reinforcing product benefits / product launches) 



  • Provide technical field training (vet clinics and vet hospitals), FB, IG Live & commercial team training

  • Visit important vet clinics and vet hospitals to create relationship and organize trainings for all staff members 

  • Ensure integration of PVA strategies with local commercial team by working closely with Customer development and Marketing

  • Consult with Marketing on the scientific content of communication materials to ensure compliance to latest tech / vet local knowledge 


Professional Affairs: 

  • Vet Congress: help the distributor in the event organization and attend the mains vet congress (align the topic that will be exposed, giveaways, stand structures with marketing, the technical content, printed materials and Hills agenda during the event). The PVA person needs to be present in all these events to guarantee the perfect execution. 

  • Business meeting with key thought leaders: the PVA Manager needs to visit the KTL, organize the contract (when we need a contract) and improve the relationship with Hills brand.

  • Engage with key thought leaders to increase endorsement and sales of the company products

  • Identify, build and sustain critical relationships and networks with current and future experts, thought leaders, academic institutions, veterinary and technician associations and internal peers in various departments

  • Define strategies and tactics for building partnerships based on knowledge of Hill’s Professional Strategy and awareness of what the competition is doing. 

  • Guarantee that all the presentations and technical materials are updated to reinforce the knowledge and science engagement of the brand


Academic Affairs: 

  • Identify and collaborate with key contacts at academic institutions

  • Identify and develop opportunities for educating the next generation of veterinary professionals

  • Visit the vet school that was chosen to implement the PVA strategy



Education & Experience


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience

  • Master degree or post-graduation in dogs and cat nutrition or feline medicine/dermatology 

  • Practice experience desirable

  • Demonstrated ability in coaching and training supported by several years of related experience

  • Self-starter with high initiative

  • General computer skills, strong organization and time management skill

  • Advanced English



Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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