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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:  Assistant Brand Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 4, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 152660 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan

Job Summary

The position is responsible for supporting brand marketing strategy/plans execution for Hill’s Colgate Japan Science Diet brand to achieve short and long-term business and marketing objectives.

Responsibilities include assisting in supporting brand strategy development and executing product/commercial plans by leading cross-functional teams including agency partners.  Under the direction of Brand Manager, this position is expected to drive and execute marketing campaigns,  identify and validate growth opportunities and develop product/marketing plans to grow the business.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities






  • Assists in development of brand strategies.


  • Contribute to develop marketing strategies/plans for initiatives such as new product launches, restages, and commercial initiatives.


  • Contribute analysis of category dynamics and business drivers such as consumer, shopper, competition and customer to develop actionable marketing plans to drive growth.


  • Support Science Diet brand manager who manages the execution of marketing plans and projects working with global marketing and cross functional team members.


  • Reporting KPI status.


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years marketing experience, ideally at a Consumer Packaged Goods company. Working in a global multinational environment is preferred
  • Bachelor's degree
  • MBA in Marketing preferred


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Leadership and project management skills which will enable cross-functional collaboration to develop and deliver robust commercial plans on time with excellence.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to reach conclusions and provide recommendations from data and research.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and ambiguity
  • Creative problem solver
  •  Good communicator, enthusiastic and sense of initiative
  • Potential ability to understand key brand financials and facilitate budget planning, as well as business implications of marketing programs
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and clearly identify the tasks and resources required to move projects to completion
  • Potential ability to translate insights into strategies and commercial plans
  • Ability to work with agencies and provide clear direction on marketing campaigns
  • Fast leaner with growth mindset.
  • Communicate clearly (oral and written) both in Japanese and English
  • Basic understanding and commanding skills of Internet and software programs such as e-mail, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Consumption market data base.


Leadership Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies – Up to 3)

  • Leading change
  • Teamwork & collaboration 
  • Effective execution


Functional Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies – Up to 3) 

  • Marketing Innovation
  • Effective Insights
  • Commercial Expertise


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Does not have direct reports
  • Reports to Science Diet Brand Manager
  • Works with marketing leadership team, PR, consumer insights, retail marketing and customer development, digital marketing, global marketing and innovation team, legal and regulatory, PVA, and supply chain


Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel:  Up to 10%


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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