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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:  EHS Associate Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 9, 2020
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 92180 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


The Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Associate Manager is responsible for all aspects of the EHS strategy and functions to ensure the regulatory compliance, safety, health, and welfare of all plant employees, the community, and the environment. The EHS Associate Manager develops, implements and drives all EHS continuous improvement plans by meeting or exceeding all federal, state, local, and company standards.


This position is responsible for supporting the responsibilities at the Pet Nutrition Center campus located in Topeka, Kansas.


Principal duties and responsabilities: 


  • Establish strategic site plans and roadmaps for safety performance.
  • Ensures all annual safety compliance training is delivered, completed, and tracked.
  • Identifies, designs, and implements EHS continuous improvement related projects and is
  • responsible for ensuring preventative and corrective action is taken for all EHS issues.
  • Establish strategic site plans and roadmaps for environmental performance.
  • Sets facility EHS KPI (Key Performance Indicators); monitors performance and reports progress.
  • Develops and manages the EHS budget.
  • Leads all aspects of incident investigation and reporting for safety and environmental issues.
  • Champions the facility First Aid Responder program.
  • Manages facility Emergency Preparedness Program and ensures plan integrity.
  • Administers in-house permitting programs (hot work and confined space).
  • Champions facility security, provides ongoing feedback to the security subcontractor to maximize effectiveness.
  • Support the pursuit of a high-efficiency, low-impact, zero waste facility by developing the roadmap and achieving TRUE Zero Certification for the site.
  • Manages all waste streams for the facility.
  • Provide leadership for the site's Sustainability team by working to integrate appropriate global Colgate sustainability ambitions and targets into the 
  • site's local planning and communications.
  • Lead the site's contractor safety program and contractor qualification process.






  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, Safety, Environmental Management, Industrial Hygiene, or related field
  • At least six years experience in an EHS role
  • Proficient in compliance management of OSHA, DOT and EPA regulations
  • Full knowledge of safety and environmental regulations and reporting requirements including
  • Process Safety Management, waste characterization, TSCA, Serc reporting and air permitting.



  • At least  five years experience in supervisory role
  • Colgate Palmolive Environmental Occupational Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines
  • Certified Safety or Industrial Hygiene professional preferred
  • SAP Skills 


Expected areas of skills


  • Experience planning and leading cross functional teams, Sustainability projects, and EHS initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills (written & oral)
  • Efficient at utilizing Google/Microsoft productivity apps
  • Proficient at multitasking and prioritizing
  • Experience budgeting and tracking project costs

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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