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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:  Customer & Business Development Internship

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jun 9, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 104160 - South East, England, United Kingdom

Reporting to:     National Sales Manager

Customers:        Pets at Home (PAH), Jollyes, Wholesalers and eComm
Duration:           12 Months 

Start Date:          February/March


Job Purpose

This is an Internship position providing you with experience working in a fast-paced, industry leading pet-food manufacturer. In the role you will be a key player supporting the Pets at Home, Jollyes, Wholesalers and eCommerce Customer Development Teams with their responsibilities to deliver Share, Net Sales, Volume, Gross to net and margin targets. You will become a critical player in the team to create business recommendations from insights, strengthen the relationship with our customer and achieve our objectives.


Main Responsibilities


  1. Provide key analysis and insights from sales analytics back to the Hill's team and customers.
  2. Building Internal & external relationships, networks within the retailers, driving engagement and optimising business plans. You will also be the key point of contact for the customers and become a product expert.
  3. Provide general support to the wider Customer Development team 
    • Provide weekly analysis and insights to the Customer Development  team from diverse sources including but not limited to: Retailer Data, Retailer Websites, Brandview,  Internal Sales Information Reporting
    • Provide ROI analysis for promotions & events run with Retailers and provide future recommendations 
    • Identify gaps across the 5Ps and make recommendations to close them
    • Assist with Account  Admin e.g. Invoices, New Line Forms, Promotional Nominations


  • Attend internal meetings as and when required
  • Excellent communication to lead and manage ad hoc projects across the team
  • Attend customer meetings as and when required 
  • Working cross functionally with Category managers, Retail & Shopper marketers, Finance, customer service & logistic teams to deliver growth
  • Attend Trade Shows and key Consumer shows as and when required



This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions


Key Competencies

In priority order:

  • Self-awareness & Personal Impact
  • Consumer/Customer Focus
  • Analytical/Decision Making
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Promote Teamwork


Personal Attributes
Strong analytical skills
Competent in Excel & PowerPoint  (Pivot Tables, VLookups etc.,)
Essential Competencies:-
Ability to work as part of team 
Effective interpersonal style, including the ability to communicate effectively 
Self-motivated, self-reliant, proactive with a “can do” attitude
Full, clean driving license


Travel Requirements: 

May be required to visit customers across the UK Development Manager 

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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