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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 (Science Diet)

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 89640 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan

Job Summary

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


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



Principal Duties and Responsibilities






  • Assists in development of brand strategies.


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


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


  • Lead and manage the execution of marketing plans and projects working with global marketing and cross functional team members.


  • Annual Budget and LE planning, A&P management and reporting KPI status.


Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.



Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of marketing experience at Consumer Packaged Goods company
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Japanese language skills - Native level
  • English language skills - Business level or above


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Strong 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
  • Knowledge, enthusiasm and sense of initiative
  • Ability/potential 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
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • Leading change – Creates a compelling picture of the future in the face of uncertainty and communicates a clear direction
  • Driving innovation – Gains buy-in and implements new ideas quickly and effectively
  • Teamwork & collaboration – Works effectively with people in other departments, functions and regions
  • Effective execution – Achieves results with speed and excellence



Functional Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies)

  • Marketing Innovation – Applies creative thinking and generates new ideas to build the business
  • Effective Insights: Discovers superior insights and translates them into strategies and actions that drive category and brand growth
  • Commercial Expertise – Partners with Customer Development and  Customer Marketing(Under the same Marketing Manager) to develop effective go-to-market plans


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Does not have direct reports
  • Reports to Marketing 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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