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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:  Social Media Ecosystem Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 25, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158547 - 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.


As the Hill’s Pet Social Media Ecosystem Manager you will be an integral part of developing and executing social-first strategies across our pet-parent and professional organic channels. This role will manage a Social Media Analyst responsible for supporting social reporting and strategy execution, working in close partnership with the Paid Media & Brand team . The ideal candidate will be a social native, with a deep understanding of each social platform’s idiosyncrasies and the ability to mold business strategies into short and long-term social activations.


What You Will Do:

  • Leads overall organic social media channel growth strategies and execution for both consumer and professionals.
  • Translates business goals and brand-growth plans into social-first organic campaigns, ensuring focus on building advocacy and collaboration with brand teams.
  • Leverages channel expertise to develop strategies in order to meet target audiences on key expansion platforms (Tiktok, Pinterest, YouTube), whilst ensuring strategies for matured channels are continuously optimized.
  • Oversees the refinement and deployment of professional social strategies, collaborating closely with our internal professional vet affairs (PVA) teams.
  • Oversees our social community management strategy, working closely in tandem with our customer experience center, Public Relations, legal, Brand, and PVA teams to report back on strategy efficacy. 
  • Collaborates with key internal & agency stakeholders to develop and maintain reporting dashboards to provide key insights on channel and content performance.
  • Coordinates integration of social commerce capabilities on platform (Meta & Tiktok) whilst working closely with web teams (hillspet & DTC) to understand internal technical roadmaps to support activation.
  • Stay on top of industry trends & social media advancements and develop test-&-learns to capitalize where relevant. 
  • Partners with counterparts in Paid Social to ensure alignment in all social strategies, channels and executions across organic & paid.
  • Partners with Paid media team in the refinement and deployment of professional social strategies, collaborating closely with our internal professional vet affairs (PVA) teams.
  • Identifies key opportunities of leveraging and adapting paid influencer content into organic focuses.
  • Manages key audience and sentiment tools/ vendors and ensures tools continue to serve insight requirements. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor’s Degree required in Marketing or related field.
  • 4+ years proven experience in digital marketing with hands-on social media management.
  • Deep knowledge of social platform best practices. 
  • Understanding of agile methodology and process. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Understanding of agile methodology and process


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience of team management.
  • Experience using insight/ publishing tools (e.g. Canva, Emplifi, BrandWatch, Sprinklr, Google Analytics).



Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $91,200.00 - $128,000.00 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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