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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:  Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 15, 2024

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 160267 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!



Join Our Pack and Uphold Hill’s Mission as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist!

Are you committed to ensuring that every pet receives the highest standard of nutrition and care? At Hill’s, we're dedicated to transforming the lives of pets and enriching the bond between pets and their owners through quality nutrition. As a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, you'll play a pivotal role in upholding our mission by ensuring regulatory compliance and promoting the well-being of pets worldwide.


At Hill’s, we believe that every pet deserves a healthy, happy life. For decades, we've been at the forefront of pet nutrition, pioneering research and innovation to develop premium products trusted by veterinarians and pet owners alike. As a Regulatory Affairs Specialist, you'll be an integral part of our mission-driven team, working collaboratively to ensure that our products meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and regulatory compliance.


Key Responsibilities:


Regulatory Claims Support:

  • Represent Hill’s in internal claims teams and projects, providing critical regulatory input on packaging, marketing materials, and digital content.
  • Develop regulatory expertise related to claims and substantiation, collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance and deliver compelling claims that resonate with pet owners.
  • Provide regulatory recommendations and create relevant Standard Operating Procedures to guide the business in adhering to regulatory standards.


Process and Systems Review/Management:

  • Maintain a regulatory database to provide guidance on issues impacting broader business decisions, ensuring consistency and compliance across all aspects of our operations.
  • Monitor and maintain records related to ingredients and claims, driving continuous improvement within our claims and registrations systems to uphold Hill’s commitment to excellence.


Regulatory Intelligence:

  • Stay updated on changes in the regulatory environment globally, developing subject matter expertise in pet food labeling requirements and claims assessments.
  • Challenge existing models and foster new ones as opportunities arise to enhance regulatory compliance and promote the health and well-being of pets worldwide.


Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of Hill’s Regulatory strategy and represent the department on cross-functional teams, supporting our mission to enrich the lives of pets and their owners.
  • Support requests for information/research and foster mutually supportive global relationships through effective communication, embodying Hill’s values of integrity, teamwork, and excellence.


Education/ Experience Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Nutrition, or related Life Sciences
  • Minimum 4 years of related work experience


  • Master’s or PhD in animal sciences, Nutrition, or related Life Sciences, or a DVM
  • 2+ years regulatory affairs, quality, compliance, legal work experience, and/or advanced nutrition training


Expected Areas of Skills:

  • Ability to coordinate information from various disciplines
  • Proficiency in researching, interpreting, and complying with regulations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities
  • Proficiency in Google tools, Microsoft Suite, Veeva, and SAP


Join us in fulfilling Hill’s mission to enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. If you're a detail-oriented, proactive self-starter with a passion for regulatory compliance in the pet food industry, we invite you to apply and be a part of our journey to make tails wag worldwide!

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $95 000,00 - $113 000,00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 15 days of vacation/PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 13 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

For additional Colgate terms and conditions, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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