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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:  Brand Manager Wellness

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jun 11, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160125 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


Location: Woking

Reporting to: Director, Marketing Hill's UK


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 Mission: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.


Job purpose:

The role is responsible for the brand strategies across commercial operations to achieve financial and market share objectives in The Benelux. You will work in cross functional teams to optimally exploit the opportunities in our local market and deliver efficient execution. Besides that, you will be in close contact with the Regional Marketing team in Switzerland and Online Acceleration Centre (OAC) in the UK.


What you will do:


Brand & Category Plan

  • Develop and implement omni-channel marketing brand and category plans to drive brand and share growth
  • Identify issues / opportunities, analysis and propose action plans to achieve brand objectives
  • Manage brand P&L and A&P budgets
  • Drive the execution of margin improvement and revenue growth management initiatives
  • Brand and key segment product portfolio management

Brand Activation

  • Develop the annual grid for UK & IRE and lead local execution including new product launches, annual activations and strategic business initiatives
  • Active participation in Regional Go-to-Market teams to provide input for the central developments
  • Develop local 5P marketing plans and supervise the progress
  • Lead the localisation of development of brand communication materials
  • Works closely with our local digital managers and our OAC based in the UK for strong digital campaigns and online presence
  • Identify & lead key “test and learn” opportunities

Insights & Analytics

  • Develop strong business and functional understanding of the category, our products and the competitive set, and develop plans to address issues/opportunities
  • Develop & use strong consumer & shopper insights about market and condition of focus.
  • Understand the pet specialty retail environment’s, and field team needs, to deliver strong promotional and marketing programs.

Commercial Planning and Monitoring

  • Support Long Lead Planning, Budget Review, and Mid-Year Review
  • Lead the local Commercial Planning meetings for your brand
  • Recommend areas for brand improvement and remediation


Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic, people & pet loving, creative teammate and an organized self-starter with a can-do attitude
  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent preferably in Economics, Business, Marketing
  • At least 5 years working in a commercial environment, preferably in consumer (retail) marketing environment
  • Good with numbers (analytical) and strong attention to detail, able to quality check prior to final delivery
  • A strong communicator; gets people on board, delivers impactful presentations and has an “easy” pen in writing
  • Proficient digital literacy, with Google Tools specifically
  • A cat or dog lover? Then you will not mind having to watch cute videos and playing with the dogs from colleagues at our office. 


What we offer you

  • A unique opportunity to be part of a bold, optimistic and young successful team
  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the empowerment to take ownership of your work-life balance. In the summer months the flexibility to enjoy the weekend earlier on Friday afternoons.
  • An attractive salary package with and a Sustainable Bicycle  plan
  • Professional advantages of a multicultural environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements
  • International career possibilities.


Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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