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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:  Marketing Internship - Prescription Diet

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 4, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 95042 - South East, England, United Kingdom


Location: Guildford, UK

Reporting to: Senior Brand Manager

Duration: 12 months


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?
If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be! 
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 Billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.


Why Work For Hill's Pet Nutrition:

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.
  • The Hill's Pet Nutrition Values: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

Job Purpose

Internship position to support Hill’s UK and Ireland Prescription Diet senior brand manager to drive brand awareness and pet owner education. Key projects will include supporting new product launches, in-clinic & online marketing communication execution and managing Hill’s presence at Vet shows


Main Responsibilities

Brand marketing

  • Support marketing team with new product launches & brand activities for in-clinic and online execution 
  • Lead creation of trade and consumer advertising with agency
  • Manage branded paid social campaigns and asset creation
  • Create customer new line forms to ensure accurate product listings
  • Maintain up to date vet channel price lists
  • Manage internal databases systems and keep updated with new product details
  • Maintain up to date online content for Prescription Diet across all Hill’s websites and eComm retailer sites
  • Collate monthly category performance report for Prescription Diet


Vet shows

  • Support all aspects of vet show organisation including stand design and point of sales materials 
  • Work with social media agency to deliver pre, during and post show campaign with strong brand exposure


Competitor tracking

  • Weekly tracking of competitor brand websites and e-Commerce retailer sites
  • Quarterly clinic visits 
  • Create monthly report to capture competitor activity, promotions, packaging changes and key news pieces 


Managing point of sale

  • Manage stock in point of sale warehouse and regular updates to field sales team on availability
  • Manage field sales team usage with sales aids to drive opportunities 
  • Update field sales team at monthly meetings


Key Competencies

Personal Attributes

In priority order:-

  1. Communicate Effectively
  2. Planning & Priority setting
  3. Analytical/Decision Making
  4. Consumer/Customer Focus



  • Interest in brand marketing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong personal creativity
  • Competent in Excel & PowerPoint


Essential Competencies:-

  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of team as well as on own initiative
  • Creative thinker
  • Achieve results through appropriate setting of priorities, planning and organisation
  • Effective interpersonal style, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal & external agencies / customers
  • Self-motivated, self-reliant, proactive with a “can do” attitude


Travel Requirements

  • May be required to visit customers or attend events across the UK with the marketing team


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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