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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:  Digital Transformation IT Lead- EMEA

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jan 26, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 150083 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK
Reporting to: Director - Global IT

Why Work For Hill's Pet Nutrition:
At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and the most promising 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. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together.

We are a dynamic and mighty team, with big dreams and big opportunities for those that join in our mission. Our well-established team of Digital specialists is focussing on accelerating Hill’s online sales and digital transformation. Joining our company will also offer you the opportunity to build a strong career path across the wider Colgate-Palmolive world so if you’re interested in work that matters and want to be part of our exciting journey, we invite you to apply!

As the Digital Transformation IT Lead, you will:

Connect the dots between OAC business strategy and how technology can support strategy / drive growth:

  • Contribute to the OAC team as an equal partner - understanding business goals and helping to identify how technology can solve these / drive value
  • Help to identify and articulate EMEA needs in the Digital space and facilitate the visibility of these needs to global/Division to ensure systems meet EMEA needs
  • Leverage knowledge of broader global Hill’s initiatives in the Digital space to prompt ideas for the OAC team
  • Demonstrate awareness of the various experimental initiatives for each of the Hill’s OAC focus-areas ongoing; Identify where GIT has a specific role on any experimental initiatives, and how they may scale-up


Represent IT as part of Hill’s Online Acceleration Center leadership team:

  • Understand and contribute to OAC strategy as part of leadership team
  • Define and prioritize a well-defined roadmap for digital initiatives for EMEA with internal stakeholders (Hill’s & Global IT)
  • Support end-to-end efforts to develop and adhere to project plans/schedules/deliverables; ensure project timelines are appropriately managed throughout the project lifecycle
  • Coordinate user tests, propose recommendations for improvement and seek validation with our partners while identifying bugs and opportunities for improvement
  • Leverage knowledge of GIT policies and procedures to efficiently & effectively channel any OAC technology needs
  • Serve as internal IT point of contact for local 3rd Party IT agencies to educate on standards and processes and as an escalation point
  • Form an opinion on the emerging skill sets that will be needed from IT to support the OAC initiatives


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions

WHOA, this is totally me!

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or similar degree
  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Manager or Product Owner
  • Experience with leading Digital platforms such as Shopify, Commerce Cloud, Salesforce, CDP, LiveRamp, etc.
  • Experience working on Agile/SCRUM development teams
  • A functional understanding of front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, etc.
  • Clear, concise and user-friendly interpersonal skills to easily transmit your ideas to any audience
  • Strong organisation skills and self-motivation
  • Ability to work on numerous assignments at one time with proven follow-through, attention to detail and dedication to business partnership
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity - in business requirements, technology options and product / site direction
  • Hands-on “can do” approach, with willingness to learn and adapt quickly
  • A strong bias for action and “making things happen”

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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