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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:  PCV Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 50% of time
Date:  Jan 2, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 146138 - Tokyo, Tokyo-To, Japan

Job Summary


The position will lead a team of 4 Professional Consulting Veterinarians (PCV). As a manager, he/she supervises and supports team members to fully implement their responsibility. And also he/she manages and coaches members so that they can achieve their highest performance.

The position will also be responsible as a PCV of an assigned territory.  He/she is the primary ‘on-the-ground’ Professional Veterinary Affairs (PVA( resource to support Hill’s Customer Development (CDO) and responsible for relationship building, education and influence of veterinary customers that results in endorsement and active recommendation. This position is critical to ensure that Hill’s is positioned as an important scientific, innovative and credible partner who is engaged in improving the health of dogs and cats and in supporting the profession.  This position serves as the technical liaison for the district; consulting, coaching and training Veterinary channel resources on the ground. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities






  • PCV team management
    • Support PVA associate director to set PCV strategy and KPIs
    • Track KPIs and coach PCV(s) to improve their performance
    • Build strong one team culture and drive motivation of PCV(s)
    • Support team to collaboration with CDO at each districts


  • The primary ‘on-the-ground’ PVA resource to support Hill’s Customer Development (CDO) :
    • Technical education for Vets and Vet nurses, collaborating with other PVA team
    • Visiting strategic accounts with CDO
    • Technical coaching for CDO field team


  • Engagement with influencers:
    • Execute engagement plan with in practice specialists and  KTLs 
    • Oversees agreed  trial / testimonial execution with them
    • Nurture academic KTL relationships in assigned area


  • Engagement with priority vet schools in assigned area



  • Professional engagement
    • Attend selected conferences, including specialty ones,  and work the Hill’s exhibit booth, building relationships
    • Execute local events ( roadshows etc )

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.

Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:             

  • Mandatory Veterinary degree with a Minimum of 6 years of experience.
  • Veterinary license required.
  • Valid driver’s license


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous experience in animal health industry
  • Previous experience in team management
  • Previous experience in strategy planning (e.g. marketing)             

Expected Areas of Skills

  • Strategic thinking for team management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability for team building
  • Excellence in negotiation skills
  • Commercial interest / acumen
  • Good analytical skills
  • Digital proficiency
  • Ability to make sound decisions under conditions of uncertainty or complexity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of English language

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

  • Self-awareness/ personal impact
  • Relationship building
  • Effective communication

Functional Competencies (Should match the NEW PVA Competencies  – Up to 3)

  • Commercial collaboration and engagement
  • Business Acumen
  • Veterinary Clinic Nutrition Expertise

Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Does this position supervise:   Yes
  • Working relationship:
  • Japan PVA office function
  • Japan Customer Development – District Managers

Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel:   Field resource

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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