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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:  HR Business Partner - Clinton, OK

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 2, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158258 - Clinton, Oklahoma, United States

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!



Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions? If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best groundbreaking pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


We invite applications for the position of HR Business Partner in our plant in Clinton, OK. This position will serve as a business partner with team leaders and employees across the plant by providing support in employee and labor relations, performance management, organizational development, training, individual development planning (succession planning), talent acquisition, and other workplace initiatives, to drive operational excellence in the facility. The incumbent will provide leadership and counsel to business partners in issue resolution, policy and process development, policy adherence, and process renewal to support compliance with Colgate policies, as well as federal and state employment legislation. The right candidate will be able to meet the day-to-day requirements of the Human Resources department while maintaining a strategic and operational view that links the role of H.R. to business needs.

What you will do

  • Provides direction, leadership and support on all HR related processes/activities to managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Operates within a participative team environment and seeks to increase team member's interpersonal and collaboration skills and knowledge to a level consistent with a premier manufacturer.
  • Participate with functional leaders and others as vital to create and implement strategic organization plans, strategic labor relations plans, and near and long term resource / staffing plans
  • Work jointly with the Hill’s H.R. Supply Chain Director to evaluate the people impact of interpersonal plans and/or programs for future organizational efficiency.
  • Lead "People Capabilities" Standard in compliance with the Colgate Palmolive Factory
  • Mentor team members in the areas of communication skills, career paths, promoting a positive work environment (Managing with Respect), through formal and informal feedback sessions.
  • Assist leaders in timely completion of all steps in annual Performance Management and Development (PM&D) process
  • Guide and support managers in developing corrective actions and ensure accurate documentation and follow up for low performing employees
  • Lead one other HR professional. Complete all PM&D steps and coach and develop subordinates to achieve individual and career growth objectives.
  • Reports to the Plant Director, and indirectly to North America Supply Chain HR Director
  • Own the annual salary planning and merit forecasting process for the plant; run reports to analyze execution; partner with leaders as needed.
  • Prepare Compensation Offers (COS's) for new external hires, organization transfers and promotions, and off-cycle growth promotions
  • Partner with compensation in preparing an annual wage/salary survey for factory technicians to assess and understand pay position in local market; present any recommended wage change actions, and secure approvals to implement
  • Within Succession Planning, maintain and update databases in SAP, review profiles for consistency, follow up with managers, action recommendations & develop presentations.
  • Assist managers and employees in preparing individual development plans, and in sustaining a continuous improvement culture for the site
  • Craft and deliver training interventions to support the organization needs; identify training resource requirements.
  • Ensure on-boarding and assimilation processes for new employees confirms alignment with organization’s vision and culture and achieves their ability to quickly give to the organization’s goals
  • Counsel and provide assistance to employees and all levels of management in employee or labor issues; seek advice and guidance from corporate Employee Relations and Legal teams to maintain compliance with company policies and employment and labor laws. As needed, investigate and obtain factual information concerning employee/management inquiries and employee suggestions and/or complaints.
  • Coordinate employee transfers, conduct exit interviews, and provide recommendations for corrective action policy revision and/or improving employee and labor relations.
  • Represent the company in outside community activities
  • Interface between federal, state and local government representatives and the company on issues involving people
  • Ensure effective, consistent administration of HR policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure HR data is accurate and updated in SAP-HR system. Use SAP reports to audit data and extract for reporting and analyses.
  • Analyze and/or prepare a variety of reports concerning the Human Resource function and key performance indicators vital to communicate, educate or inform.
  • Initiate and/or run e-360 feedback tools as appropriate.
  • Lead recruitment activities and assessment & selection processes to timely fill vacant positions.
  • Use Global Recruitment Management System / Success Factors system to handle position requisitions, job postings, candidate sourcing, and applicant data.

Basic requirements:

  • BS or BA degree required (HR, Business, Management or related field)
  • 8+ years of relevant Human Resource Generalist experience (Staffing, Compensation, Development, Employee Relations, HRIS)
  • 5 years of proven experience in a manufacturing or related environment
  • Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills required

Preferred requirements:

  • Masters Degree preferred (HR, Business, Management or related field)
  • Professional Certifications: PHR/SPHR/GPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
  • Proficiency with SAP-HR and Success Factors systems
  • Proficiency with Google Suites Applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Gmail, Drive)
  • Experience in manufacturing operations management outside of Human Resources




Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $115 000,00 - $155 000,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

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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