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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:  Senior HR Business Associate

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 15, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 153102 - Emporia, Kansas, United States

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 leading-edge 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.


The Senior HR Business Associate will work with the business stakeholders on strategic business and human resource priorities including organization design and capabilities, learning and development, employee management, organizational change and
organization efficiency.


This position will serve as a Business Associate to all employees across the facility by performing a diversity of complex, professional HR activities across performance management, organizational development, training,
employee and labor relations, talent management, recruitment/selection, and other workplace initiatives, to drive operational excellence within the organization. The incumbent will provide leadership and counsel to Business Associates in issue resolution,
policy and process development, policy adherence, and process renewal to maintain and lead compliance with Colgate policies, as well as federal and state employment legislation.


The right candidate will be able to meet the day-today requirements of the Human Resources department while maintaining a strategic and operational view that links the role of HR to business needs. The position will also provide project leadership for HR initiatives and activities that support the NA Supply Chain network, working with HR plant business partners and their teams to define project scope and objectives, implementation and change management communication plan.


What you will do



  • Business Associate - Provides direction, leadership and support on all HR related processes/activities to managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Performance Management - Guide and support managers in developing corrective actions and ensure proper documentation and follow up for low performing employees while also defining future operational capabilities.
  • Compensation - Co-own the annual salary planning and merit forecasting process for assigned populations; Assists with the calculation and communication of the bonus program.
  • Talent Management - Co-own all talent management (Career Development, Talent Planning, Performance Management) programs together with Plant HR Business Partner and functional leaders.
  • Talent Acquisition - Facilitates the hourly recruitment process including posting jobs, testing, phone screening, scheduling interviews, interviewing, and selecting candidates.
  • Employee Relations - Serve as an employee advocate by establishing workplace relationships and models the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance; Coach and support leadership capabilities to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment.
  • Administration - Ensure effective and consistent administration of HR guidelines.
  • Project Management - Define, develop and execute HR Projects.
  • People Management - Supervise, guide and develop two direct reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards



Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree BS or BA degree required (HR, Labor Relations, Business, Management or related field)
  • At least 5 years Relevant Human Resource Generalist experience
  • At least 1 year Experience in one or more HR specialty area (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People
  • Development, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design, Learning)
  • Quantitative reasoning skills to advise data driven decisions
  • Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills required
  • Proficiency with Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides) Preferred Qualifications



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master's Degree 
  • At least 1 year Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)-HRCI 




Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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