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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:  Sr. Operations Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 142704 - Topeka, Kansas, United States

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. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply.

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. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together. As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, PhD nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health.

This position is responsible for driving operational design improvements that increase business growth and efficiency of operations for the Customer Development Organization. The position will focus on driving harmonization, integration, continuity, quality and usability to a variety of Field Team processes, tools and resources. This includes understanding and identifying business needs and then championing tools and platform exploration, evolution and implementation (such as call planning & scheduling tools, data sharing and team collaboration). This position will partner with Territory / District Managers and PCVs (among other team members) to further enable the Field Team's analytical capabilities through a variety of training and education methods targeted at sharing best practices, simplification and time savings. Leading key projects and initiatives will be incumbent upon understanding the business, knowing the operational and technical landscapes, determining timelines, managing expectations and then driving to deliver innovative & efficient solutions. The position will be empowered to use a variety of leadership, communication, operational and analytical skills to act as a key business influencer while providing vital information required for the execution of key strategic decisions.

What you will do: 

 

  • Explore the needs of the CDO Field Team and determine the best way to design processes and tools to fulfill needs.
  • Partner with customer development to gather specifications for developing operational and analytical solutions.
  • Collaborate with Field Digital Training Manager to lead a strategic approach to providing system and tool training for the Field Team
  • Lead and execute initiatives through resource alignment, managing timelines and determining appropriate tools and processes.
  • Provide operational leadership and analytics for a variety of customer and portfolio initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards

 

Required Qualifications: 

 

  • Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree preferably in Business, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Analytics, Engineering, Information Technology, or Finance.
  • At least 5 years Professional experience
  • At least 2 years In an operational setting leveraging processes and tools to innovate, develop, and implement solutions to evolving business challenges This includes applying process and action oriented analytics to key business needs while ensuring information is effectively and efficiently delivered to business stakeholders.
  • Customer Selling or Marketing experience.
  • Ability to understand and fully utilize features and functionality of various technologies to fix and establish new methods and procedures and to improve business processes
  • Ability to organize, lead and influence others to drive operational efficiencies
  • Leading Change
  • Driving Innovation
  • Analysis/Decision Making
  • Business and Financial Analysis
  • Cross Organization Collaboration
  • Category Management

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

 

  • Master's Degree MBA or Masters Degree in relevant discipline. 2 to 3 years of experience with the CDO Organization. Project Management Experience or the ability to demonstrate strong operation knowledge and process.
  • At least 1 year Project Management Experience or the ability to demonstrate strong operation knowledge and process.

Salary Range $86,400 - $126,840 USD Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.
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 http://www.hillspet.com and http://www.colgatepalmolive.com, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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


Nearest Major Market: Topeka

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