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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:  HR Business Associate (Richmond, IN)

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jan 5, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 119153 - Richmond, Indiana, United States


Seeking a dynamic HR Business Associate which will serve as a business partner to managers, supervisors, and employees in a manufacturing workplace by leading a variety of HR professional work including: talent sourcing and acquisition, onboarding, training and development, employee engagement, rewards and recognition programs, communication strategies, workforce effectiveness, diversity, equity and inclusion, wellness initiatives and influencing other human capital strategies.  
The position will also provide project support for HR initiatives and activities that support the NA Supply Chain network, working with peer groups to advance the vision to become a digital, adaptable, reliable, customer centric business function that generates talent with the right capabilities and flexibility to deliver growth.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


  • Manage the site's multi-step sourcing, recruitment, selection and onboarding processes for non S&C positions, apprentice and internship programs which deliver the right people, with the right skills, in the right quantity at the right time. 
  • Lead efforts to expand talent acquisition sourcing capabilities, school partnerships and digital Employer branding locally to ensure we attract and hire a diverse slate that reflects the surrounding communities.
  • Govern the execution of learning strategies and training adherence plans that drive operational excellence, functional/technical competence and new capabilities for the future.
  • Coordinate and manage employee engagement, recognition, wellness programs and celebrations including service awards, retirements, team buildings and Colgate Live Better activities and other local site celebrations.
  • Develop and execute internal communication programs to support the site reimagined communication short-term and long-term strategic goals.
  • Assist employees in resolving issues and build trusting relationships while living out our values.
  • Champion new ways of working to design creative and innovative workplace initiatives, leveraging external best practices, digital tools to advance an inclusive culture and motivate productive behaviors as a competitive advantage. 
  • Champion continuous improvements of HR processes with measurable performance indicators of effectiveness and business value add. 
  • Support compensation processes including the quarterly bonus plan, annual wage surveys and technician wage increases.
  • Work with managers to implement proactive employee relations and employee engagement initiatives
  • Understands and uses analytics to identify the business needs and priorities and the associated talent trends, challenges and opportunities.

Basic qualifications include:

  • BA/BS Degree 
  • Minimum of 2 years of HR and/or talent sourcing experience
  • Passionate about efficiency, automation, and productivity, and you're skilled at using data to solve problems and measure success
  • Natural, authentic people skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Ability to work and manage multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced, innovative environment
  • Experience using analytics tools, data insights and reporting  
  • Proficiency with Google Suite collaboration tools 


Preferred qualifications include: 


  • Bachelor's Degree specialized in Human Resources, Labor Relations or related field
  • Human Resources professional certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR)
  • Two years experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong proficiency with SAP-HR and/or Success Factors systems 
  • Proactive mindset and bias toward action; you've demonstrated an ability to work independently and make thoughtful decisions

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.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana

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