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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:  Sr. Brand Manager - Innovation

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  May 7, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 158592 - 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.


In today's dynamic retail environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Global Growth & Innovation team at Hill's. Our highly energetic and focused team is dedicated to driving growth for Hill's Pet Nutrition in this ever-changing landscape. What role will you play as a member of the Innovation team? As the Senior Brand Manager, Innovation you will be at the forefront of our product development efforts. You will leverage your expertise in insights as well as market & nutrition trends to create and implement new product strategies that will enhance health and well-being worldwide. Your role will be pivotal in ensuring our products not only meet but exceed industry standards and customer expectations.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead the innovation pipeline development for nutrition products, from concept to commercialization, ensuring alignment with our brand's vision and strategy.
  • Engage with pet parents, veterinarians, and nutrition experts to gather insights and feedback that will inform product development and improvements.
  • Partner with our R&D teams on the latest scientific advancements in nutrition and translate these findings into practical, marketable product features.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Insights, R&D, Finance, Supply Chain, and Regulatory, to develop and optimize new product formulations, packaging, and positioning.
  • Monitor and analyze market trends, competitor activities, and consumer behavior to identify opportunities for innovation and differentiation.
  • Develop and manage project timelines, budgets, and resources to ensure successful product launches and iterations.
  • Work across and gain inputs from the regional teams to help develop global strategy and innovation execution plans
  • Manage marketing communication tools, claims database, trademark clearance, invoice processing, and project initiation request processes


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree Marketing or any related field
  • 5+ years Brand Management or Innovation. Relevant Customer Marketing, eCommerce or Trade Marketing can be considered
  • Proven track record of bringing new products to market successfully
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Creative and open-minded, with a passion for innovation and a drive to create the best possible products for consumers.



Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $130,400.00 - $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.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Olathe
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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