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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:  Scientific Communication Specialist - Professional & Veterinary Affairs

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Sep 18, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 155061 - Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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!


Scientific Communications Specialist - Professional & Veterinary Affairs
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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply. 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. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating 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. 
The Scientific Communications Specialist is an essential member of the U.S. Professional & Veterinary Affairs (USPVA) team. The veterinarian in this position is responsible for contributing to and executing Key Thought Leader (KTL) strategy that elevates Hill's scientific leadership, resulting in veterinary endorsement and active recommendation of Hill's products. They will build influential peer-to-peer relationships with veterinary specialists, particularly in nutrition and internal medicine, and help to develop future nutrition specialists.

They will serve as a scientific and technical expert and speaker for strategic customer events and with Hill's US internal teams.  This position plays an integral role in ensuring veterinary practitioners and specialists have and understand current, relevant information about Hill's products and initiatives, so that Hill's is recognized as a partner of choice among Key Thought Leaders and as a scientific and innovative leader in the veterinary profession.  The individual in this position will have a very influential role as a scientific and subject matter expert, both internally and externally. This is a field role based out of a home office in any US location that is near a major airport hub.
What you will do:
-Field/Customer Execution Represent Hill’s at veterinary conferences and symposia; veterinary medical association meetings; pet, vet and eCommerce customer meetings and town halls. 
-Deliver relevant education that is tied to commercial priorities and promotes active recommendation for and endorsement of Hill’s products in all retail environments. 
-Build relationships and own commercial activation with Key Thought Leaders, engaging them in Hill’s initiatives and first to know activities. 
-Engage and educate veterinary students, cultivating them as future endorsers of Hill’s products. 
-Support Hill’s academic partnerships.
-Promote active recommendation and endorsement of Hill’s products, growing Hill’s as Brand Recommended Most Often with the profession. 
-Establish Hill’s as a valued and trusted partner. Deliver education at Hill’s customer tours. Provide technical (including advanced case consultation) support to the Veterinary Consultation Service team. 
-Commercial Strategy Support Partner with US Professional and Veterinary Affairs and Marketing teams to provide technical and educational support for Hill’s products and programs. 
-Assist with review of technical documents. Share relevant customer insights with the Hill’s US commercial team.

-Support the execution and development of digital education and social media strategy
-Performs other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
  • At least 3 years Clinical Practice (internal medicine or nutrition preferred)
  • Completion of at least one year internship and a minimum of 2 years in residency training and/or clinical practice and eligibility to
    sit the ACVIM-Nutrition or ACVIM-Small Animal Internal Medicine Board examinations.
  • Licensed Medical Veterinarian in DL NUMBER - Driver License
  • Proficiency with digital tools and platforms
  • Ability to work independently to manage a demanding schedule with irregular hours and to manage necessary travel.
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation - both in person and virtual).
  • Ability to simultaneously manage a number projects and deadlines with cross-functional partners Preferred Qualifications
  • Board certification in veterinary nutrition or small animal internal medicine and 2+ years experience as a boarded specialist in veterinary nutrition or small animal internal medicine
  • Animal health industry experience



Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $88,800 - $131,250 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

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 with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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