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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:  Procurement Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 6, 2023

Employee Referral: €1,000.00 Euro

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region


The Procurement Specialist is responsible to secure local and global supply of raw and pack materials to our production facilities across Europe at a competitive cost and optimal quality, quantity with adequate delivery terms.


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 multibillion 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. 


We are looking for a highly motivated Procurement Specialist to join our team! The role drives an adequate supply of raw or packaging materials to all of our production facilities within the EMEA region, based in the Netherlands. It is instrumental in driving company savings initiatives and, with supplier and internal customer input, they develop and implement strategies, operating plans, sustainability plans and resiliency plans to meet company objectives. Need to make sure that contracts are in place for each material with selected suppliers and that efficient quality/quantity, cost, delivery and other terms and conditions are met.


Key responsibilities

  • Participate in development and execution of sourcing strategies for local materials,
  • Lead or participate in negotiations, conduct RFP’s,
  • Lead supplier management - regular supplier evaluation meetings, project reviews, innovation meetings, sets goals for suppliers to improve their performance (sustainability, innovation, cost, quality, service). Drives continuous improvement initiatives,
  • Identify, develop, and lead company savings initiatives to meet overall company goals,
  • Lead risk management initiatives - Implement ESM (Enhance Supplier Management) audit plan, deliver contracts coverage goal, implement action plans to mitigate supply disruption risks, single source plans, sustainability/social responsibility,
  • Develop understanding of the market dynamic and drivers for assigned materials, and identify cost risks and opportunities for the future,
  • Ensure communication and alignment with our business partners and lead supplier development initiatives.
  • Support local teams in solving material quality and service issues.
  • Build a network with internal and external partners, to drive growth through innovation.
  • Continue to improve oneself by training, information sharing, coaching and feedback, and implementing best practices.



  • Minimum Bachelor degree, Engineering or Business preferred.
  • Fluent in English. French, Italian and/or German is a plus. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Relationship Building: establishing trust; initiating and developing long-term relationships
  • Influence/Negotiation: developing an environment that facilitates cooperation; seeking mutually beneficial solutions; persistent in their implementation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: works effectively with other functions; shows ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Analytical skills, problem solving and strategic thinking ability
  • Project Management: planning, organizing and managing resources to bring successful completion of projects


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 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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