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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:  Quality Compliance Specialist

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 18, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 131704 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? 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, Colgate/Hill's Pet Nutrition is the place to be!  


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


The Compliance Specialist is responsible to support the site to meet established regulatory requirements and ensuring quality compliance to the Colgate Quality standards.  


Regulatory Compliance: Assists in the implementation of all plant, company and government standards for Food Safety, HACCP, GMP’s , product registrations and FSMA initiatives


Internal Auditing: Supports Compliance Team Leader by scheduling and tracking findings to closure for the internal audit process against the Colgate, Hill’s and regulatory standards


CAPA and Nonconformance Systems: Documents status of the CAPA / Non-conformances programs to meet the expectations of the standards and regulatory requirements and communication of results to the site teams


Management of Change:  Coordinate follow up meetings to report status of the Change Controls opened at the site, track activities status to meet due date defined on MOC program, report status to site teams


Documentation:  Maintains the documentation used during the product release process to keep site organized and audit ready, accordingly with the GDP’s



  • Tracks and executes adherence to Hill’s / Colgate Quality Standards and Hill’s Food Safety Programs.  Includes tracking closure of FAP items and maintaining a documentation system with metrics for compliance to cGMPs / FSMA requirements.
  • Documents and tracks progress of the plant quality Internal Audit program which also consists of KPI communication & Forward Action Plan tracking.  
  • Assists in tracking the execution of the CAPA / Non-conformances programs to meet the expectations of the standards and communication of results to the site teams
  • Communicates follow up actions and closing verification in compliance with Quality Standards and applicable regulations of all Internal and external audit findings and CAPA program.  Tracks and communicates site KPIs of forward action plans for internal and external audit findings
  • Updates Regulatory documentation to support product registration and plant compliance for the site which includes working with procurement and regulatory teams
  • Supports documentation specialist to ensure all documents related to production are reviewed for all finished product release criteria, HACCP and cGMPs compliance prior to release and are properly controlled for audit readiness
  • Tracks progress of Management of Change program and reports status to the team, 
  • Performs training to site team on standards and compliance activities 
  • Other support activities as required 


Basic qualifications include:  


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Food Science , Engineering or Bachelor’s degree in an alternative discipline with 1+ years functional quality experience.

  • Working knowledge of business process systems such as: Microsoft Office, and Google Productivity Suite

  • Ability to work irregular shifts, including nights, weekends, or holidays supporting startup as needed or required

  • Working knowledge of GMPs


Preferred qualifications include: 


  • 1+ years of experience in a Quality related field

  • 1+ years manufacturing environment or prior internship experience 

  • Working knowledge of Food Safety and FDA regulations

  • HACCP Certification

  • Certified Auditor

  • SAP experience

  • Experience using SPC, Minitab, or other statistical tools



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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