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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:  Manager Clinical Nutrition

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 17, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Globally
# 159851 - 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!


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.


GPVA plays an integral role in positioning Hill’s in the global profession as a scientific, innovative and credible partner who is engaged in improving the health of dogs and cats, and in supporting the profession. The Manager Clinical Nutrition is part of the Global Professional and Veterinary Affairs team (GPVA), who are responsible for our strategy with veterinary customers that will result in endorsement for and active recommendation of Hill’s therapeutic and wellness products. This role reports to the Senior Director of Professional and Academic Affairs and supports the execution of strategies that position Hill’s as the most valuable partner, providing scientific evidence-based advancements in the field of nutrition, and demonstrating our commitment to transforming the lives of people and their pets. This role has a primary focus on supporting core therapeutic and wellness products to internal and external professional audiences and help implement global innovative professional scientific engagement and education elevating Hill's scientific leadership, resulting in veterinary endorsement and active recommendation of Hill's products. This function will work cross-functionally to integrate these learnings and tools into the commercial approach to accomplish the yearly Hill’s professional strategic priorities and objectives. The function is located in HQ Overland Park.

What You Will Do:


• Provide professional and veterinary clinical nutrition insights to GGIT and S&T to support core therapeutic and wellness product stay-in business ideation under leadership of the Senior Director of Prof Veterinary and Academic Affairs. 

• Support the GGIT providing scientific & clinical nutrition expertise during the core product and wellness claims substantiation, bundle development and approval processes.

• Support the update of materials to strengthen global product upgrades to match specific commercial needs of the regions and train the trainers of relevant PVA, marketing and CD teams accordingly.

• Support the analysis and develop veterinary and clinical nutrition perspective on key competitors’ claims and products to address competitive pressure and develop a cross-functional action plans

• Support the Scientific Center of Excellence under leadership of the Strategic Scientific Comms Manager

• Emphasize the product superiority, the Hill’s nutritional philosophy, and support the scientific communications of our products.

• Support the Feline Center of Excellence with nutritional recommendations and guidance.

• Execute and support comprehensive communication plans to support professional global core therapeutic and wellness products and drive endorsement and recommendation of these Hill’s products.

• Support the creation of appropriate materials & tools and help train global teams for core therapeutic and wellness products.

• Create and deliver scientific presentations that educate the veterinary healthcare team about the science and support behind Hill’s products.

• Communicate state of the art scientific developments for Hill’s at on-site or virtual scientific meetings and veterinary conferences and events.

• Execute the global influencers strategy for active engagement with experts to create advocacy and drive 3rd party endorsement, including using the KTL database. 

• Build and maintain relationships with specific global key thought leaders and specialists and share current scientific information that supports recommendation and endorsement of certain Hill’s products. 

• Provide the most up-to-date scientific and clinical nutrition information in support of media crises and sensitive cases, including facilitating the required approval process in fast turnaround.

• Contribute in identifying global trends in the veterinary profession and issues related to nutrition and report back to business to influence further strategic planning.

• Inform global markets about relevant new scientific publications related to clinical nutrition in our key disease categories providing direction on impact on our business.

• Become one of the faces of Hill’s with global specialists.

• Collaborate with GGIT and Science and Technology team to provide them feedback from key influencers.

• Collaborate with the global digital team to improve our digital professional footprint and data (-analytic) decision-making.



Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate DVM (or equivalent degree) with a minimum of 4-6 years in general veterinary practice or a minimum of 2 years in residency training and practice as a veterinary specialist
  • Doctorate Board qualification eligibility –preferably in (ACVIM-) small animal clinical nutrition; alternatively in small animal related topics of interest for Hill’s


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in animal health industry or clinical practice, (professional) digital and data experience
  • Proficiency in another major language is a plus



Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $115,200.00 - $163,000.00 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.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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