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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:  Senior Specialist, Quality Systems - Pet Nutrition Center

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 90340 - Topeka, Kansas, United States


The Sr. Specialist, Quality Systems, Pet Nutrition Center (PNC) is responsible for the oversight of Quality Systems at the Pet Nutrition Center. This position ensures the PNC (a Global Technology Center or GTC) is aligned with the Colgate Quality Standards. More specifically, this involves ensuring comprehensive SOPs are developed and implemented at the Experimental Food Laboratory (EFL), the Analytical Laboratories and throughout the site to deliver the quality processes required by the Standards. This position will strongly support the PNC through audits and site inspections. These activities will be used to identify gaps, develop action plans and drive compliance. This position ensures the PNC site will be audit ready at any time.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


-  Develop and implement Quality programs and support development of PNC SOPs to ensure compliance to the Colgate Quality Standards, Quality Systems, adherence to cGMPs, external regulatory agencies, and inspection & certification bodies. Support audit readiness and inspection activities.

-  With the S&T functional leaders, develop and update the site Quality Plan. Drive plan execution by the respective area managers.

-  Participate in the Global Compliance Program, supporting Quality Standards Implementation follow up, participate in the auditing programs (internal self-assessment audits, corporate audits, FSMA readiness, etc.)

-  Support the ingredient quality strategy by ensuring consistent and high quality of ingredients used in research and product development formulations are received according to Quality requirements.

-  Actively participate in the company ESM program for the auditing of raw material suppliers, contract manufacturers, warehouses and co-packers.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


-  BS degree in Food Science, Food Microbiology, Biology, Engineering or other related field

-  5+ years quality and/or food/pharmaceutical manufacturing experience

-  Comprehensive understanding of quality systems, food safety programs and cGMP compliance

-  Working knowledge of FDA regulations

-  3+ years in Quality related field


-  Masters of Food Science, Food Microbiology, Biology, or other related field 

-  Certification in PCQI, SQF Practitioner, BPCS

-  Certified Auditor

-  10+ years quality and/or food/pharmaceutical manufacturing experience


-  Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

-  Clear and effective communication, verbal and written

-  Extensive knowledge of quality systems, food quality & auditing

-  Ability to quickly learn and utilize computer applications, i.e. spreadsheets, SAP

-  Demonstrates the ability to inspire change within organization


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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