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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 Partner, Hill's Division

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 5, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 160175 - 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!


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions? If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.



We're looking for a passionate Business HR that wants to collaborate with the HR Team and Business Leaders at Hill's Division on strategic and local business and human resources priorities including talent management, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities and change management). Embracing and promoting our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy and championing our organizational culture.



  • Business Partnership: Be a trusted partner to key cross-functional divisions, working collaboratively across teams to design and deliver solutions that drive measurable business results.

  • HR Partnership: Collaborate as a member of the Division HR Team to drive the HR Strategy for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Coordination and Partnership with the Hill’s US HR Team to implement strategies that impact employees in the US. Recommend solutions and best practices at the global and divisional levels.

  • Talent Management: Co-own all talent management (Career Development, Talent Planning, Performance Enablement) programs together with functional business leaders. Collaborate with Director HR, Hill’s Division in driving talent review and succession planning processes.

  • Learning and Development: Support functional business Leaders to identify current and projected leadership and functional capability gaps and partner with Learning CoHRE and Division Learning Partner to develop solutions. Collaborate with the CBS Learning team and play an active role in assessing the learning needs and execution of the learning plans for the Division team

  • Talent Acquisition: Partner with the Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards CoHREs, the CBS Recruitment Team, and hiring managers to support the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of staff.

  • Employee Relations: Coach and support leaders to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment. Lead the Employee Engagement Survey roll out, be proactive to analyze the survey results and partner to come up with initiatives and solutions. 

  • Total Rewards: Support the annual salary planning and merit forecasting process for the Division team; run reports to analyze execution; follow up with managers as needed.

  • Build culture of belonging: Ensure that our Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategy is being implemented in all the HR Processes.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of progressive Human Resource experience in:

    • leading and implementing HR initiatives and projects

    • a HR Generalist/HRBP role supporting Leadership Teams

    • navigating a large multinational organization at a corporate office

    • one or more HR Specialty Area (Compensation, Benefits, People Relations, People Development, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion, Analytics, Organization Development/Design)

    • Use ofSAP-HR and Success Factors systems



  • Master's degree



  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships, collaborate and influence stakeholders across the organization

  • Ability to drive the HR Strategy through various initiatives and effective communication skills

  • Strong and proven project management, presentation, and facilitation skills required

  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Excellent spoken & written communication (English) and problem solving skills

  • Ability to interpret and explain HR policies, laws and standards

  • Ability to address Employee Relations issues like interpersonal conflict, policy violations, or other employee concerns

  • Proven experience handling confidential and sensitive information with discretion

  • Experience building employee engagement across organizations

  • Highly organized, excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

  • Positive attitude and resilience in the approach to new challenges and setbacks

  • Proficient in using Google Suite and Excel


Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $102 000,00 - $125 000,00 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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