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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:  Associate Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 17, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 152121 - Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium

                                                                               Associate Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager

We are looking for an Associate Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager to join our Benelux team of which the offices are located in Breda, the Netherlands.

This role is instrumental in the company’s efforts to grow sales and market share by its focus on veterinary recommendation and ‘Brand Recommended Most Often’ (BRMO) leadership, by providing education, technical and business development support to the profession and fulfilling its diverse needs bringing veterinary insights to the company.

The role performs the strategy provided by the country Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager to deliver Hill’s programs focused on all parts of the veterinary profession which include schools, students, KTL, practicing veterinarians, nurses, as well as internal audiences.

What you’ll do

  • Run the veterinary university/nurse schools programs and support the student representatives, feeding programs and also support specialists in private practices.
  • Complete and deliver technical (internal & external) training & education, seminars, and congresses. Answer veterinary/technical queries from the helpline.
  • Provide ongoing up to date In Clinic Seminars for the field teams and keep the central ‘drive’ location up to date with relevant materials per brand/category/life stage.
  • Responsible for completing the country’s Continuing Education strategy and keep track of accomplishment of on-line and off-line KPI’s
  • Reports critical metrics and budget files (including Purchase Orders management) in a timely and accurate fashion in order to compile regular reports to central.
  • Being a champion in the European professional digital initiatives, leading to full implementation of all professional digital initiatives and increased engagement with ‘generation Z’.
  • Support, check and validate content on labels, Key online, QR and marketing materials using tools and systems such as Prodigy and Impira.

This is totally me

  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent country qualification with a veterinary license
  • Ideally 3+ years of small animal clinical practice experience
  • Knowledge of the pet food business
  • An optimist in action; proficient in Dutch and French is an absolute must, English speaking.
  • Hands-on “can do” approach, with willingness to learn and adapt quickly.
  • Experience with digital tools such as Google collaboration tools
  • Very strong interpersonal skills with internal ( marketing, customer development, consumer helpline, ..) & external stakeholders (veterinarians, nurses, and academia)
  • Open to travel ( expected field presence/ travel: up to 20%)

What we offer you

  • An important position in a young, ambitious and winning team
  • Both national and international career opportunities in one of the world’s leading consumer goods company
  • Excellent salary & benefit package including a 13th month and a bonus
  • On an annual basis you are granted 29 holidays
  • From the end of May till the end of September we have “Summer Hours”  where we provide the flexibility to enjoy the weekend earlier on Friday afternoon as of 14.00
  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the possibility to work from home 2-3 days per week to support a healthy work-life balance

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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