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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:  Communications & Social Responsibility Director

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 9, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Globally
# 97973 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

The Hill’s Pet Nutrition team is looking for a Communications & Social Responsibility Director to create, build, execute and lead a dynamic and engaging communications strategy. This strategic, inventive and hands-on individual will craft plans and content that generate excitement about the company internally and externally and drive engagement with Veterinarians, consumers, communities and employees.
Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the company’s United States communications content strategy: develop, curate, and own the editorial calendar by crafting internal and external initiatives, campaigns, and events
  • Identify the best way to tell our stories through online, social media, email, point of purchase, mobile, video, print and in-person.
  • Manage the US company Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Sustainability team and communications programs to drive maximum impact, engagement and visibility.
  • Lead executive communications with senior management, including thought leadership strategy (particularly on social media), and a regular cadence of communications with employees
  • Direct crisis management and preemptive planning for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, working closely with Colgate Corporate Communications on issues management and crisis communications
  • Supervise agencies, writers, and colleagues on layered programs
  • Develop standards, processes and best practices (both human and technological) for content creation, distribution, maintenance, content retrieval and content repurposing, including the real-time implementation of content strategies.
  • Be a positive, trusted partner, brand ambassador and connector across the organization and extending to Veterinarians, academics, partners and Colgate colleagues.
  • Act as a company spokesperson to speak on the organization's behalf to the media. 

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related field required
  • 10+ years of experience in Communications, ideally in consumer oriented global companies
  • Experience with both External and Internal communications/media relations including Issues Management and Crisis Communications in a digital world
  • Outstanding writing, editing, communication and presentation skills
  • Work in a global environment
  • Strong project management experience and attention to detail

Who are you?

  • A Reporter & Marketer- Reporter’s mentality and marketer’s gift for a clever tagline and what success measures look like
  • A Surgeon- Someone who understands that the message, the messenger and the vehicle all matter and knows how to reach our different audiences
  • A team player: Someone who appreciates different ideas, seeks them out and offers to pitch in and also embraces our collaborative culture - able to forge positive relationships with colleagues and external constituencies to accomplish our goals.
  • Technophile: Loves technology –using it and finding new tools to make us more effective
  • Ambitious and Resourceful: Finds innovative solutions to get things done effectively and efficiently
  • Strategic and also tactical- someone who leads and is confident to take initiative, make decisions and experiment and also rolls up his/her sleeves
  • Intellectually Curious: loves to find new ways of doing things and educate and elevate others
  • Someone who loves pets!

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 Colgate-Palmolive? 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.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

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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