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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:  HR Business Assoc., Hill's US Commercial

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 4, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 160058 - 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!


Job Summary

The HR Business Associate, reporting into the HR Director for US Hill’s Commercial, is responsible for supporting and empowering the people strategies and programs aligned to Hill’s Customer Development Organization (CDO), Professional Veterinary Affairs, and Customer Service and Logistics. This is a crucial role within the US Hill HR team as well as  in supporting our business growth and building a thriving workplace culture. 

Areas of responsibility:

  • Execute HR strategies, policies, and programs, including but not limited to talent management, employee engagement, and organizational development.

  • Support leaders’ initiatives to create and maintain a positive employee relations work. 

  • Advise and coach business leaders on the resolution of employee inquiries and issues.

  • Manage leave processes within respective functional areas

  • Develop innovative solutions that enhance performance and anticipate business needs. 

  • Assess and analyze  data and trends that can drive improvements within the business.

  • Support the identification of strong talent through various recruitment efforts.

  • Assist in talent reviews and leadership planning, working collaboratively to address learning needs and execute the Learning Demand Plan.

  • Support organizational design and change management initiatives tailored to specific business units.

  • Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance partnering with the Diversity and Inclusion team to implement relevant local initiatives

  • Support and lead various projects supporting the employee experience. 

  • Navigates employees and managers through the company exit process. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree desirable

  • 2+  years of dynamic HR experience

  • Previous experience in consulting senior leaders and managing employee relations issues 

  • Management of core people processes (i.e. year end, comp. cycles, talent reviews, performance calibrations, etc.) and project management experience

  • Experience in implementation of HR initiatives

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and influence stakeholders

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience as HR Generalist in Consumer Packaged Good (CPG) Industry 

  • Experience in at least one HR Specialty Area (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design).

  • Experience with DE&I and Early Career Programs

  • Effective collaboration, project management, and problem solving skills

  • Highly organized


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $96 425,00 - $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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