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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:  Account Manager Northwest Netherlands

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  20-Mar-2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150791 - Breda, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Account Manager Northwest Netherlands


Are you looking for a dynamic job, in an environment with a great passion for dogs and cats and their health? Then Hill's Pet Nutrition is a great company to realize your ambition!


We are looking for an Account Manager who will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with Veterinary professionals and ensuring the highest levels of veterinary endorsement for Hill’s brands. Furthermore together with specialist pet retail operators, an optimal execution of Hill’s products and projects is ensure at store level. 


In short, (s)he will represent the Hill’s brand and ensure Hill’s is the strategic partner of choice in the assigned stores and clinics and gain professional and business support to grow share of market and sales. Herein the area for achieving sales targets and territory objectives for the Pet & Vet Channels will be in the area of Noord- and Zuid-Holland.


What you'll do

  • Territory management by achieving territory sales targets

  • Develop deep knowledge of the customer’s business and organization

  • Provide best in class professional support reaching all key partners in specified veterinary clinics /stores

  • See opportunities and develop technical and business propositions that meet the needs of both Hill’s and the customer

  • Develop and implement annual business plans for specified veterinary clinics/stores which realize both the objectives of the customer and Hill’s overall commercial objectives

  • Schedule regular business reviews with the decision maker in the veterinary clinics/stores to assess the achievements versus the agreed goals and adjust plans accordingly

  • Business & financial management by monitoring the achievement of the territory objectives versus target and develop corrective actions where necessary

  • Represent Hill’s at meetings/conferences e.g. trade shows, pet training days, store opening days, congresses and local and national meetings.


WHOA, this is totally me!

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Pharmaceuticals, Veterinary Science or similar

  • Master in Veterinary Medicine would be perfect but not a must

  • Previous sales experience in field sales, veterinary industry, FMCG, pharmaceutical company or nutrition company is highly appreciated

  • Exceptional relationship management skills and client focus

  • Intermediate or advanced computer skills – Google sheets, docs and slides

  • Fluent in Dutch, strong knowledge of English

  • Lives in requested region, Northwest Netherlands

  • A valid driver's license


What we offer

  • An outstanding opportunity to be part of a daring and successful team

  • An attractive salary between 49K-62K (depending on skills and relevant work experience), including an attractive bonus scheme, company car/phone/tablet/ laptop, pension

  • Professional advantages of a multicultural environment that supports development and recognizes achievements

  • A Sustainable Bicycle plan

  • On an annual basis 29 holidays are granted for a full-time role 


If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of hardworking people so just hit the ‘apply’ button and submit your application. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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, fuelled 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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