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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:  Associate Brand Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 28, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 114083 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Associate Brand Manager


Job Summary

The Hill’s Associate Brand Manager is responsible for the development and execution of brand plans to achieve the brand’s short and long term business objectives. Responsible for leading the commercial organization in developing the brand priorities, assessing critical issues, and recommending strategic and tactical solutions. This position is reporting to CEEME Marketing Manager.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities



  • Develop, align and execute brand marketing plans

  • Set KPI’s to track brand executions and the action plans to close the opportunities. Monitor and analyze sales volumes, market trends, digital and promotional initiatives, and competitive activity.

  • Lead New Product Initiative process across the organization (management of the grid, coordination with other functions, calculation of volumes, drive the execution with Retail Marketing).

  • Coordinate IMC execution (Integrated Marketing campaigns): localization with our agency and roll-out by distributors. 

  • Work closely with the European Marketing team to ensure consistent and effective brand messaging to the end consumer. Provide CEEME input for relevant support materials and communication bundles.

  • Collaborate with Country Teams -Retail Marketing and Business Development Managers- to leverage brand guidelines, bring brand knowledge to our distributors, generate engagement, ensure flawless execution, and gather insights.

  • Partner with CEEME Professional Vet Affairs and eCommerce teams to bring brand expertise and guidance. 

  • Be an internal “brand ambassador”.

  • Support Long Lead Planning, Budget Review, and Mid-Year Review.

  • Recommend areas for brand improvement and remediation.


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related fields
  • Up to 2 years of experience in similar positions in brand management or trade marketing

  • FMCG experience preferred (generic or specialized distribution)

  • Affinity with Pet category


Expected Areas of Skills 

  • English advanced level
  • Excel and Google tools proficiency

  • Digital basic knowledge


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • This position will not supervise
  • EU Consumer Marketing
  • Retail Marketing

  • Business Development Managers 

  • Digital Communication Specialist 

  • External Agencies

  • Professional Vet Affairs

  • Supply Chain and Customer Service/Logistics

  • Legal and Regulatory


Travel Requirements 

Expected percentage of travel:  Up to 10%



What We Offer

  • Limited contract for 2,5 year with a possibility of extension
  • Competetive salary with annual bonus
  • Wide range of benefits - 25 vacation days, 10 sick days, meal contribution, cafeteria, pension contribution, life insurance, private medical care, Multisport card etc.
  • Dog friendly office close to Krizikova metro station



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.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  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. 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. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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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