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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:  Retail Activation Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 22, 2022
No remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 144780 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

About Hills

We are Hill’s Pet Nutrition a multi billion dollar, global division of Colgate-Palmolive Company and the maker of Prescription Diet, Science Diet, and Balanced Advantage brand pet food. Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets by providing the best powerful 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.


About the role

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!

The Retail Activation Manager is responsible for ensuring the requirements of the Shopper and Retail Environment are incorporated into key commercial activities, including new product launches and promotional activations across all Retail Environments. This role works cross functionally to bring all launches and campaigns to market with complete and consistent product bundles, sales and support materials within the planned time frame to support detailed execution. The ability to collaborate, gain alignment and clearly communicate key plans across Hill's Commercial team are essential to the overall success of the role.


What you will do?

Supports Commercial Strategies:

  • Execution of Innovation - Manages Product Spec Master, Supervises distribution & forecasting.
  • Supports REMs in roll out of RE Strategies, Promo Guidelines and 6P Execution.
  • Actively participates in the GTM process, including working with Brand Marketing and Cross Functional Team.

Supports Key Commercial Processes:

  • Leads topics for BAM call.
  • Engages with CDTs on Quarterly Live Meetings.
  • Supports Commercial Strategy Manager on monthly discipline process.

Supports Retail Marketing Team Execution:

  • Works with Commercial Specialist on Commercial Calendar.
  • Prioritizes content for Retail Marketing Connect.
  • Stays in sync with all policies and standards.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or related fields.
  • At least 5 years Sales and Marketing.
  • Pursues phenomenal solution solutions with persistence, compromise, and respect.
  • Works optimally across functions, channels, and categories to align priorities, tackle problems, optimize resources, and drive effective execution.
  • Proficient in customer business planning and understands how to call on customers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree

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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