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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:  Facilities IP Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 11, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 138042 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people and their pets? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions?
If this is how you see your career, Hill’s is the place to be!

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Healthy Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products, and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide. Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

The Indirect Procurement Associate Sourcing Manager will lead the development of NA/Hill's Facilities sourcing strategies to optimize the total value of our IFM (Integrated Facilities Management) partners and non IFM partners. The Associate Sourcing Manager will support strategic negotiations and sourcing activities for Facilities within North America.

What you will do

  • Implement best in class global strategies and managing relationships and alliances with the leveraged suppliers so that they are in tune with developments and directions in Colgate business units.
  • Work collaboratively with team members, business and functional business partners, and suppliers to develop and monitor project plans to ensure sourcing projects are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Partner with vendors and business partners to develop/reevaluate risk mitigation plans
  • Review Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with our IFM partners and working with the entire supported function/business units
  • Participate in the development, negotiation and implementation of contract agreements with suppliers
  • Conduct competitive bidding processes
  • Identify metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier innovation and efficiencies
  • Ensure organizational service, quality, sustainability, innovation, diversity, and financial goals are met
  • Gain comprehensive industry knowledge of best practices, processes, and technology trends to proactively adjust sourcing strategy
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Sourcing, Engineering, or comparable discipline
  • At least 5 years working within the Supply Chain and/or a manufacturing facility
  • Strong Business Analysis- Utilizing digital tools when solving problems and making decisions. Analyze data to support recommendations
  • Strategic mindset - Understanding the difference between total value vs. cost saving when making decisions
  • Negotiation skills- Planning and anticipation, demonstrates professionalism in all business settings and shows ability to control emotions, mannerisms, and communication style
  • Teamwork and Relationship building- Being a team player when interacting with stakeholders and peers. Able to manage relationships at different levels of the organization
  • Must be able to formulate and proactively communicate strategies and sourcing process concepts
  • Good understanding of project management methodologies and e-Procurement processes and tools


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing/negotiating 
    • Facilities management or integrated facilities management (IFM) suppliers, contract or programs
    • Capital equipment (CEB) or Original Equipment manufacturers (OEM) and plant automation suppliers and contracts
    • Manufacturing plant construction projects
    • Leasing contracts of machinery, equipment (e.g. fork lifts) or real estate/land

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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