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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:  Regulatory Affairs Specialist Export/Import EMEA

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 15, 2022
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 144096 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will be leading the regulatory part of all export / import activities in the region for countries exporting from the EU and for global supply projects. 

He / she will facilitate regional and global decisions on import / export operations by functioning as a Regulatory Export / Import subject matter expert and liaison for Regulatory Affairs. 

He/she will work with veterinary control authorities and government agencies in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, and other manufacturing countries to facilitate exports / imports and assure regulatory compliance. 

He/she will oversee the health certification process and product registration process in the region.

Trade association work: represent Hill’s in the European Pet Food Association (FEDIAF) and in the Czech Pet Food Association. 

The position reports to the Manager Regulatory Affairs, EMEA.  


Principal Duties and Responsibilities





  • Lead resolution of complex regulatory matters/problems involving exports/imports. Work with Dutch, Czech and exporting countries’ vet control authorities.

  • Collaborate with Customer Service and Logistics to ensure that all compliance and regulatory requirements are met for timely export of products.

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts to improve efficiencies and service levels as it relates to regulatory requirements. 

  • Develop and implement procedures/systems to ensure compliance and expedite clearance of export/import shipments.

  • Supervise development of accurate, complete and compliant regulatory documentation for exports/imports.

  • Audit export/import documents for accuracy and compliance.

  • Monitor & actively share international regulatory information. Provide training with departments and personnel that impact export and import compliance.


  • Possess in-depth knowledge of applicable regulations, including import and export requirements, relevant to export markets. 

  • Use knowledge of import/export/registration requirements, processes and procedures to advise the business in devising strategies to support successful product introductions.

  • Research, update and maintain country-specific regulatory intelligence files. Write regulatory assessments for PIRs and regulatory points of view (POV) as needed.

  • Supports product registrations in the region (develops strategy,prepares certificates, analyses data, collects required information)

  • Oversees maintenance of Importation and Registration database


  • Represents EMEA RA at the relevant project and process meetings.

  • Fosters positive engagement with internal cross-functions locally and globally (R&D, Marketing, CS&L, Procurement, Manufacturing, PVA, Legal, Customer Development) as well as with regulatory authorities.

  • Represent Hill’s at trade association meetings.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of regulatory personnel including mentoring, training, performance management and development.



Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor or master degree in International trade or related fields, scientific / technical background (biochemistry, biology, veterinary science, etc) is a plus

  • Industry experience in similar positions

  • Position is also suitable for highly motivated graduate student


Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in database operations for use and maintenance of related and non-relational data systems is a plus
  • Advanced user of multiple MS Office applications and web-based technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including being a team player with multiple departments and personalities
  • Ability to enjoy and thrive while working independently most of the time; able to work well with others 
  • Strong written and verbal skills of the English language
  • Meticulously organized and remarkably detail oriented
  • Expert user and interpreter of information, documentation and tracking
  • Self directed and self motivated, with ability to be thorough, ethical and proactive


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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