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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:  Creative Communication Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Apr 13, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158273 - Overland Park, 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!


We are seeking a Creative Communications Specialist to join the Hill’s global Corporate Communications team. In this new role, you will report into the Director of Global Communications and will play a key role in implementing a dynamic and engaging design and content strategy for one of the world’s most respected pet food brands. 

The successful candidate will lead design and content projects focusing on project goals, storytelling, customer experience and on-time project delivery. You will collaborate across the division team to ideate and carry out projects to meet communications goals. As a part of the Corporate Communications team for Hill's, you will also have an indirect, but important, connection with the Corporate Communication team of Hill’s parent company, Colgate-Palmolive.


What Will You Do:

  • Uphold and integrate Hill’s and Colgate’s corporate brand strategies, ensuring brand consistency across all design projects (digital, social media, video, and print materials) while fostering innovative design and user experience to meet communication objectives
  • Develop and implement diverse design initiatives, collaborating with the team to deliver compelling campaigns and creative content, including copywriting for various platforms and leading video and photo shoot production
  • Streamline production workflows, establish standards for creative processes, and track performance metrics to enhance productivity and the quality of creative outputs
  • Oversee and direct external agency and consultant work, ensuring resource efficiency and continuous improvement in creative endeavors
  • Maintain an understanding of design and marketing trends, cultural events, and audience needs to infuse fresh, relevant ideas into all design work and ensure effective cross-functional collaboration within Hill’s


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic/Fine Arts or a related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Graphic Arts and/or Digital Design 
  • Proven experience in graphic arts with a demonstrated ability to develop and meet overall design objectives
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Working knowledge of HTML and familiarity with CSS
  • Expertise in design, photography, video editing, as well as marketing practices and current advertising and design trends


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective at planning, designing, and executing solutions in various mediums
  • Ability to evaluate stakeholder needs, identify options and implement effective solutions
  • Excellent skills in project management proven by the ability to make timely and effective decisions and handle multiple priorities
  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a team-based environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $81,200.00 - $114,000.00 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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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