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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:  Artwork Process Management Specialist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 136691 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all packaging artwork flows efficiently through the artwork production process. Coordinates and facilitates artwork approvals through team communication/ flow of information

  • Monitor, execute and oversee the day-to-day routing and approval of all packaging artwork in Colgate’s artwork approval/project management system, ensuring completion of all required tasks by all cross-functional teams is met within the allotted KPI’s, and that timeline milestones are maintained and file to printer dates are met. Alerts leadership of delays and makes recommendations for mitigation steps

  • Provide accurate and complete technical artwork direction/scope for each required artwork into the workflow tool for the artwork provider

  • Review each round of the artwork mechanical proofing and confirm its readiness to present prior to routing through cross-functional teams for review

  • Review, interpret and clarify feedback from cross-functional teams in each round of mechanical proofs posted in workflow tool prior to return of mechanical proofs to the artwork provider.

  • Provide training and guidance to new and existing users of the global artwork approval system. Participate in the development of formal tools and training, delivering as needed

  • Coordinate resolution to issues / inconsistencies in artwork approval feedback by cross-functional partners and external artwork providers and printers, elevating to Global Packaging Design Execution Manager as needed. 

  • Support artwork process continuous improvement projects

  • Lead weekly status calls with artwork provider(s)


Experience & Education: 

  • 2+ years of experience in artwork trafficking, project management, or artwork production

  • BS/BA degree 


Needed Skills:

  • Excellent prioritization, follow-up, attention to detail, and organizational skills

  • Very Strong knowledge of artwork trafficking and approval processes 

  • Very strong workflow tool usage skills

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong relationship building

  • Strong capabilities in continuous improvement

  • Basic knowledge of design software applications [Photoshop, Illustrator]

  • Basic design sensibility: Ability to assess whether a design/artwork adheres to pre-established brand packaging guidelines.


Key Competencies:

  • Process Discipline w/Consistent Speed - ability to manage competing projects and timelines. Manage process adherence under pressure while maintaining focus on timeline adherence

  • Good communicator. Proficiency in understanding and being understood by technical and non-technical stakeholders. 


Primary Day-to-Day Business Partners

  • Cross Functional Artwork Approvers [Marketing, Legal, Regulatory, R&D, etc]

  • Regional Design Integration Manager/Packaging Print Production Specialist

  • Artwork agency 

  • Regional Artwork Leads

  • Print Suppliers

  • Packaging Engineering Teams

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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