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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:  Hill's Associate Legal Commercial Counsel

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

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154140 - Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to work with colleagues 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 and Science Diet brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.  Our decades of science and research guide us in developing nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together.  As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health.  


Join an exciting opportunity to become a part of the Hill’s Global Legal Organization!


This position will report to the Hill’s Legal Director, Americas and will be a key contributor in leading meetings with internal clients, developing and presenting recommendations including comprehensive analysis and highlighting of issues, creating action plans, formulating arguments and managing legal knowledge management systems.


What You Will Do:


  • Partner with CP attorneys and/or outside counsel for review and advice on Digital and Ecommerce Projects, including regulatory, contractual and commercial aspects

  • Partner with digital business teams on the development of critical commercial strategies, managing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance

  • Provide advice on all aspects of compliance and data privacy to the business under the guidance of the Chief Compliance Counsel

  • Provide advice to all areas of the business on marketing-related and corporate communications issues and assist with mitigation strategies, under the guidance of the Marketing Counsel

  • Provide advice to clients and progress contract matters from initial meeting through advice, contract drafting, negotiation and final conclusion, including commercial contracts, licensing agreements, SaaS agreements and related marketing communications

  • Provide advice, guidance and counsel to the internal business clients regarding the appropriate legal framework and contractual embodiment of that framework for relationships between Hill's and its third party suppliers

  • Counsel teams on technical and regulatory issues

  • Perform legal research necessary for Hill’s to respond to discovery requests

  • Perform legal research and preparing summaries and advice based on research


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • JD or equivalent legal qualification in a foreign jurisdiction

  • Admission to US bar

  • 3+ years or more experience in a corporate law department or law firm

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Drive

  • Experienced in performing legal research and proficiency with legal database tools (Pacer, Westlaw, Bloomberg)

  • Proven ability to organize, manage and interpret a high volume of legal information

  • Strong drafting skills


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 3+ years previous work experience in a legal capacity in a corporate law department working with senior counsel and senior business leaders

  • Undergraduate degree in business or MBA


Salary Range $100,000 - $140,000 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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