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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 (Prescription Diet)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Feb 22, 2021
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 90441 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan

Job Summary

The position is responsible for developing and executing brand marketing and commercial strategy for Hill’s Colgate Japan to achieve brand’s short and long-term business and marketing objectives.

Responsibilities include developing brand/product strategy, developing product innovations, and executing commercial initiatives by leading cross-functional teams including agency partners.  Under the direction of Marketing Manager, this position is expected to lead brand initiatives to meet business objectives.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities






  • Lead analysis of category dynamics and business drivers of vets and clients (pet owners) to feed into the business/brand strategies and execution plans


  • Develop marketing strategies/plans for initiatives such as new product launches, restages, and commercial initiatives to drive BRMO (brand recommended most often)


  • Lead and manage the development and execution of innovation projects and marketing plans working with global marketing team


  • Manage and report KPIs


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years experience in marketing (preferably in consumer packaged goods and/or medical industries)
  • Bachelor's degree or above
  • Communication and negotiation skills:
    • Japanese - Native level
    • English - Business level
  • Positive attitude towards working as a team and getting things done


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and clearly identify the challenges, tasks and resources required to move projects ahead
  • Strengths in analytical skills to draw insightful conclusions from available data/findings
  • Outstanding project management and planning skills
  • Ability/potential to understand financial as well as business implications of programs and initiatives

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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