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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:  Thermal Process Scientist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 17, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
# 160443 - Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lombardia, Italy

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!


For our Hill's Pet Nutrition facility in Castiglione delle Stiviere we are looking for a Thermal Process Scientist

Premium Wellness & Therapeutic Products at the Forefront of Food Science Innovation.


Our European S&T Group is looking for a passionate food science professional, specialized in thermal processing. We're seeking a Thermal Process Scientist to lead our efforts in ensuring the safety and shelf-stability of low-acid foods. In this position you would be part of a dynamic team dedicated to enhancing consumer well-being through our premium product portfolio


Key Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development and optimization of thermal processes for food safety and quality.
  • Conduct in-depth scientific studies, including heat penetration and thermal-death-time experiments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align product design with manufacturing capabilities.
  • Manage process deviations and ensure continuous improvement in product safety.
  • Oversee project budgets and potentially lead a team of dedicated professionals.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry regulations and quality standards.


What You'll Bring to the Role:


  • 5+ years of experience as a Thermal Process Authority.
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Food Science, Nutrition, Biological Sciences, Food Engineering, or a related field.
  • A strong foundation in formula development and food science principles.
  • Proven ability to design experiments, execute projects, and analyze data.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with the ability to drive cross-functional collaboration.
  • Proficiency in productivity and statistical software.
  • Fluent in English, Italian would be a plus


Why Work With Us?


  • Be part of a respected global organization that values effective execution and open dialogue.
  • Contribute to holistic product design and delivery with a focus on executional excellence.
  • Enjoy an inclusive, ethical and  collaborative work environment that encourages innovation and problem-solving
  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Local responsibilities within an international team
  • Opportunities to really make a difference
  • Real career development and growth opportunities


If you can see yourself in this challenging role, apply now.



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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