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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

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Mar 19, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150962 - New York, New York, United States

Scientific Communications Specialist

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
Licensed Medical Veterinarian in
DL NUMBER - Driver License, Valid and in State in 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
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
Advanced degree(s) in relevant disciplines 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 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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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