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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:  Digital Project Manager- Shelter Professional 1

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 145174 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

The Digital Product Manager for Shelter Professionals will oversee the creation, development and ongoing daily ownership of the Hill’s Professional Shelter platform. This role will lead the project management related to its creation and ongoing development, optimize the platform’s role in the digital Professional Ecosystem, lead the analytics and insights derived from the platform data, and ensure it remains connected to other necessary customer platforms in conjunction with our Shelter Engagement Team and Customer Experience Engagement team. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities


Create, Maintain, Enhance: 

This role will lead the oversight of the development, maintenance and enhancement of our new Shelter Professional portal/platform. This allows shelters to join our shelter network, order supplies and food, collaboratively share data and insights, and shelter professionals to become connected within our digital ecosystem. The role will focus on understanding our user’s needs and wants, and incorporating regular user feedback into future design and enhancement decisions. They’ll collaborate closely with GIT, Shelter Engagement, CXEC and other partners to maintain and develop the site and technical architecture that props up the platform. (60%)

Drive Digital Relationships:

Utilize various on and off-platform strategies and tactics to drive Shelter Professionals deeper into our digital ecosystem (incl. CRM, etc.). Elevate value and aid in finding the right Hill’s platforms as solutions to their common professional and shelter business needs (including, but not limited to, ordering, feeding their personal pets, clinical decision making, ongoing education/CE,etc.) Create opportunities for deeper data capture and understanding with each professional. (15%)


Insights & Analytics

Monitor and assess ongoing analysis of the platform, and report data-driven insights and opportunities to the broader organization. This will be on your own as well as in collaboration with the Insights & Analytics team/other partners. Share regular performance updates and help define best practices to further improve the platform. (15%)

Shelter Coordination & Activation

Coordinate and optimize with the Shelter Engagement team on critical shelter initiatives, messaging and needs. Explore opportunities to use the platform to more broadly support shelter initiatives, and better connect ourselves to them on a personal and digital level. Remain connected with in-person Hill’s shelter activities and personnel, utilizing our data - when possible - to enhance their personal engagement. (10%)

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.



Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:  Bachelor’s Degree required in Marketing or related field with 3-5 years experience. Previous digital product ownership/management experience is preferred.


Preferred qualifications include:  Experience with shelter and/or professional marketing/sales. 


Expected Areas of Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Strong project management skills

  • Data analysis and data-informed decision making

  • Experience in insights discovery

  • Understanding of agile methodology and process 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work cross-functionally and manage simultaneous projects

  • Familiarity working with IT organizations

  • Ability to thrive in a digital innovation culture, while managing ambiguity and evaluating trends in the changing landscape

  • Proven record of working successfully with marketing and/or technology teams

  • Understanding of CX principles, and customer-centric design


Leadership Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies) 

  • Planning / Priority Setting

  • Effective Execution

  • Leading Change

  • Fostering Experimentation


Functional Competencies (Should match the Colgate Global Competencies) 

  • Insights and Analytics

  • Business Strategy 

  • Innovation


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

Does this position supervise:   No 


Travel Requirements 

Expected percentage of travel:  10%

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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