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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:  Admin and Engagement Coordinator

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Jan 13, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151003 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.


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. As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health. 


The Admin and Engagement Coordinator works closely with plant leadership and with the team on various aspects including creative engagement, payroll and various human resources functions.  The Coordinator is responsible for administrative functions including payroll, event coordination and engaging internal and external communications (including digital and social media communications).  


Core Responsibilites


  • Responsible for bi-weekly payroll. This includes collecting and reviewing for accuracy all-time records, importing the data to the Colgate Business Services team, resolution of all discrepancies and reporting as needed.


  • Coordinates the plant’s employee engagement programs and celebrations including service awards, holiday parties, company picnic, United Way, Colgate Live Better, safety, and other celebrations/events.


  • Exercises creative thinking to input into a core storytelling strategy for internal and external communication.


  • Supports the site's digital engagement strategy (including Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, OurColgate, and digital newsletters). Tells the plant’s story and engages employees. 


  • Supports the recruitment process for all new hires including Recruiting Management System tracking, coordination of employee physical and drug screens, employee record creation, and scheduling of new hire orientation process.  


  • Manage the attendance tracking and discipline process for all hourly employees. 


  • Monitors the  employee call-in line and tracking (absences, emergency vacation, Short Term Disability, FMLA, etc...),  makes related updates to the time payroll system, and conducts monthly audits of work leaves.  


  • Coordinates logistics of plant calendars, training events, schedules meetings, including the preparation of meeting agendas and meeting minutes.  


  • Maintains the budget for office supplies and places office supply orders for the plant.  


  • Recommends, designs, and schedules plant-wide internal communications which includes bulletin board postings, mailings, internal job openings, and other communications.   


  • Provides assistance to team members with system accesses SAP, bonus data, and payroll records.


  • Provides administrative and organizational support to the Plant Manager and HR Manager acting as a liaison between plant leadership and internal/external contacts while maintaining highly confidential information and discretion at all times. 


  • Provides assistance to the HR Training Coordinator with training systems and tracking process. 


  • All other duties as assigned. 




Basic Qualifications


  • High School Diploma in a relevant field 


  • A minimum of 1 years of experience in a HR, Communications, or Administrative role.


  • Administrative knowledge of social media platforms.  


  • Strong interpersonal detail oriented and communication skills (written and verbal). 


  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality


  • Very strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Suite


  • Highly organized and detail oriented


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with ERP (SAP, Oracle).


  • Experience in payroll processing (Kronos, ADP)


  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently to meet deadlines.


  • Knowledge of HR regulatory policies (i.e. HIPAA, EEOC, FMLA, ADA)


  • Ability to work with cross-functional areas in a team work environment.


  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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