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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:  Veterinary Affairs Associate Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 29, 2024
Hybrid

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159657 - Del.Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico

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 Associate Manager will be in charge of strategy and implementation of PVA in the central America and Caribbean 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.

 

 

Main Responsibilities

 

Internal 

  • 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) 

 

 

Commercial 

  • 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 3 years industry or clinical experience

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

  • 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

 

 

 

The position is based in Mexico City and will support all Central Am and Caribbean countries.

 

 


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 Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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