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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:  Analytical Technologies Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Dec 3, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 116132 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Job Summary

This position is responsible for managing Hill's Global Analytical technologies and methods. This includes but is not limited to:

       - Partnering with 3rd parties to identify new equipment and development of internal methodologies  

       - Internal development, validation and introduction of new equipment and testing methodologies for Hill’s manufacturing facilities.

       - Continuously improve existing Analytical equipment and methodologies to better support the Corporate Analytical program goals.  


Internal development, validation and introduction of new equipment and testing methodologies 

  • Evaluation of equipment for testing characteristics, development and in-house implementation. 
  • Develop equipment and method protocols for proof of concept, validation and implementation.
  • Drive/lead implementation of identified equipment into the Hill’s Manufacturing Analytical Laboratories. 
  • Work with site Analytical Laboratory Team Leaders to fully integrate new equipment and methodology into their programs. 
  • Lead program for data analytics and other no-touch quality initiatives for each plant.  This includes working directly with the plants on how to implement, tracking timelines, setting up meetings and networking with internal partners.   


Partnering with internal and external partners to identify new equipment and development of internal methodologies

  • Investigate, identify, develop and introduce new technologies and internal methodologies to the Hill’s Analytical program. 
  • Work with external partners on development of contacts and quotations related to equipment and methodology development work.   


Continuously improve existing analytical equipment and methodologies

Review plant analytical data/laboratory trends (equipment maintenance, characteristic test results and method issues), identify trends and potential actions to address gaps.

  • Support site Analytical Laboratory Team Leaders on internal audit identified actions.
  • Generate a global report on data/laboratory trends for quarterly presentations to leadership.
  • Support Hill’s global analytical program / other duties as assigned.


Basic requiered qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years Quality manufacturing/Analytical experience in a Food or drug/ cGMP environment 
  • Minimum 2 years experience with managing external relationships
  • Possess scientific and technical knowledge of chemistry and analytical techniques. 
  • Working knowledge of complementary disciplines and new technologies 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Masters/PhD in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.
  • 5+ years Quality manufacturing / Analytical experience in a Food or drug / cGMP environment
  • 3+ years managing external relationships
  • Experience with Separation technologies (HPLC/GC/TLC/MS) 
  • Certified Auditor


If you are interested it getting to know more about this role, please apply!


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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