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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:  Shift Coordinator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 14, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 122240 - 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 $2.3 Billion, 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 Shift Coordinator will be responsible for planning and coordination of resources and materials for optimal execution of the daily production activities. Some of the key activities to be coordinated are product changeover, inventory staging and management, re-work, schedule execution, shift transition communication and daily documentation, recording and analysis. This position reports to the Operations Team Leader on a designated shift is a vital communication avenue to/from technicians. What you will do


  • Plan and coordinate plant resources (people, equipment, etc.) between Pre-Conversion, Processing, and Packaging to meet shift and plant goals
  • Utilize plant technology (Microsoft programs, SAP) to provide scheduling oversight for the shift through management of bins, packaging, and raw ingredients
  • Transfer information during shift meetings and assist in removing barriers that prevent the shift from achieving their goals
  • Analyze and report shift performance data (KPIs, AU etc); reviews performance data with affected teams, identify opportunities, recommend corrective action and follow-up.
  • Lead the team in resolution of downtime or staffing issues, involving the Team Leader when needed
  • Ensure all SAP and Shop Floor transactions are completed correctly by each line
  • Provide shift leadership in the absence of the Operations Team Leader
  • Assist with training on quality, safety, operations, process changes, and review of SOPs, SWIs, documents
  • Work with shift Quality Resource and Team Leader to ensure quality standards are met for all product produced on shift
  • Identify and report Food Safety issues to management. Understand and comply with Hill’s policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • At least 2 years 2 + years of manufacturing experience
  • Must be proficient with the following skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Google Applications, etc.)
  • Ability to work any shift as needed including 12-hour shifts


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree 



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.

Nearest Major Market: Emporia
Nearest Secondary Market: Wichita

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