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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:  Academic Affairs Manager (New Orleans, LA)

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Jun 5, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 129482 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

The Hill's Pet Nutrition team is looking for an Academic Affairs Manager - New Orleans, LA. We invite you to apply and become part of our incredible company!

 

At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and the best and brightest people. If you’re interested in work that matters, motivated by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.

Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering dedication 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 crafting nutrition that’s 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.

Hill's Pet Nutrition employs more than 200 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists and food scientists who work every day around the world to build new products and improve existing ones that will help pets live a long, balanced and full life. Our vision is to make nutrition a cornerstone of veterinary medicine, while living our mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

 

The Academic Affairs Manager role is a field-based role within Hill's US Professional and Veterinary Affairs (PVA) Team, a team that serves as Hill's direct connection to the veterinary profession and the broader animal health industry. Members of the Academic Affairs Manager (AAM) Team are the direct point of contact between the company and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine (CVMs) and Veterinary Technician Schools (VTS). This position reports to the Professional Strategic Initiatives Manager-Schools. Academic Affairs Managers engage with key contacts in schools providing education and influence that ensures students, faculty, house officers and school staff have the knowledge and tools needed to confidently feed and recommend Hill's products.

Their work ultimately ensures Hill's is positioned as a valuable and trusted partner providing scientific, evidence-based advancements in the field of nutrition and demonstrating dedication to transforming the lives of people and their pets. If you are passionate about our company vision and mission, we invite you to apply for the position of Academic Affairs Manager based out of your home office in or near New Orleans, LA and surrounding area providing both virtual and in-person coverage to 6-7 veterinary colleges in the surrounding states, as assigned. Overnight travel is required, with an average of 2-3 nights per week, but will vary week to week.

 

What you will do:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Stays in sync with all policies and standards

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Professional degree in veterinary medicine (DVM, VMD or equivalent)
  • At least 4+ years of clinical practice experience required; current, active license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state.
  • Licensed Medical Veterinarian in
  • DL NUMBER - Driver License, Valid and in State in
  • Lifting 50lbs
  • Able to work independently to handle a fast paced schedule with irregular hours and to handle travel within geography/region. Able to fulfill travel requirements of the position (on average 2-3 nights per week, but will vary).
  • Excellent business presentation skills, strong verbal, written, and virtual communication
  • Excellent skills in influence and negotiation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, phenomenal teammate
  • Excellent planning and priority setting Digital proficiency Google suite proficiency (i.e, Sheets, Slides, Docs)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic, professional appearance and demeanor, high integrity.
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).
  • Self-motivated and highly competitive.
  • Business and leadership skills.
  • Passion for working with students and/or in an academic environment.
  • Experience in academic, corporate (animal health industry) and/or sales roles.
  • Ability to relocate for career advancement.

 

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting - Rarely


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 http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact Application_Accommodation@colpal.com with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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