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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:  HR Business Partner, Hill's Supply Chain Integration

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 6, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 143882 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

HR Business Partner Supply Chain Integration - Hill's

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 $2.3 Billion, 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.

We're looking for a highly motivated and passionate Business HR to partner with Hill's Business Leaders on strategic and local business and human resource (HR) priorities including working on the integration of soon to be acquired plants, talent management, employee engagement and organizational effectiveness (performance, organization design & capabilities and change management). Keep a finger on the pulse of the organization and external market and human resource trends.


What you will do
Principal Duties & Responsibilities 


  • Play an active role in the people integration of supply chain acquisitions to ensure business performance and culture engagement
  • Partner with Division functional leads to drive learning, capability building, succession planning and performance
  • Partner with HR Leads in the division, the COHREs and CBS teams to influence and execute HR strategy, policies and programs
  • Partner with Corporate Communications in supply chain communication and engagement 
  • Be the voice of the employee experience while coaching leaders on enhancing their effectiveness 

HR Partnering

  • Understand local market and external factors to develop insights and to inform Business HR, CoHREs and business decisions
  • Align the Business Unit(s) with enterprise HR principles, policies and standards
  • Provide leadership and guidance to business leaders related to the implementation and management of the HR strategy in your respective Business Unit(s)
  • Provide insights to the CoHREs for the design, execution and continuous improvement of HR programs to ensure relevance to current and future business needs
  • Anticipate and plan for human capital implications i.e. workforce planning, talent acquisition and development, and performance-based activities in order to achieve business goals;
  • Coach leaders through personal credibility and competence to enhance their effectiveness and results orientation, with a focus on career development and promoting a positive work environment;


Talent Management

  • Advise and coach business leaders on topics impacting leadership effectiveness and business results
  • Co-own all talent management programs together with business leaders
  • Partner with the CoHREs to advise on the design and execution of HR programs to ensure relevance to current and future business needs
  • Support leadership development by identifying current and projected leadership and functional capability gaps working together with Business Leaders on solutions aligned with the HR Strategy and CoHREs
  • Collaborate with the People Development CoHRE and Global Functions and Business Units on leadership succession plans
  • Advise and coach Business Leaders on interpretation of HR policies, consulting with CoHREs as needed
  • Deploy and execute CoHRE-developed strategies (including, e.g., rewards & recognition, employer brand,d, development, and learning staffing)
  • Lead employee engagement initiatives to improve motivation, commitment, and productivity


Organization Effectiveness (Organization Performance, Design, Capabilities and Change Management)

  • Spearhead and influence new ways of working in collaboration with the business to drive organizational success;
  • Develop impactful solutions for people and organizational challenges to maximize performance and anticipate business needs;
  • Collaborate with business leaders on organization design and identify gaps and opportunities
  • Facilitate and support change management tailored to specific Business Unit and Global Function needs
  • Collaborate with Business Leaders and Managers on employee engagement initiatives


Positive Employee Relations

  • Serve as an employee advocate by establishing workforce relationships
  • Coach and support leaders’ capabilities to create and maintain a positive employee relations work environment
  • Establish proactive and responsive channels of communication to understand the pulse of the organization
  • Champion the company’s Ethical Leadership standards, behaviors and compliance


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business or related discipline 
  • At least 7 years of progressive HR experience, including HR within Supply Chain 
  • Project Management / Change Management Experience ideally with acquisitions or integrations
  • Experience in providing HR strategic advice to HR partners and senior business leaders 


Preferred Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in a relevant field 
  • Experience in manufacturing and/or consumer products industry 

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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