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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:  UX Design Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Jul 13, 2021
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 106920 - Topeka, Kansas, United States



Job Summary:


Own the User Experience Design for Hill’s Pet Nutrition eCommerce platforms, translating strategy and complex product goals into effective brand experiences and clean, smart design solutions to delight the end users and drive business results.  Understanding the needs of our customers and end users, and communicating this effectively to the rest of the company.  This is a hands-on role that will cover a wide range of responsibilities, from user research to large feature initiatives to iterative product enhancements for both B2B and B2C platforms.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Lead and direct design contributors (Marketing Agency, freelancers,  and/or internal designers) to create consumer and professional experiences for ecommerce and connected product applications.  Design interfaces and experiences that balance creative and conceptual thinking with sensitivity to user-centric design and brand experience.
  • Oversee and produce journey maps, sitemaps, wireframes, mockups, prototypes, and design specifications, and work with IT and QA teams to ensure specifications are implemented correctly.
  • Champion data-driven decisions, managing qualitative user research as well leveraging Google Analytics to identify gaps and opportunities in the UX and user journeys.
  • Manage the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules.
  • Influence feature development by working with business, IT and QA teams to advocate for the prioritization of design centered changes, refinements, and improvements.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience


Basic qualifications:

  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Design or equivalent practical experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in design thinking/human-centered design
  • Portfolio highlighting multiple projects that demonstrates experience crafting usable digital interfaces
  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Figma and Invision as well as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with qualitative user research
  • Experience leveraging Google Analytics or similar tagging to guide UX decisions
  • Experience mentoring and providing feedback and direction to other designers



Preferred qualifications:


  • 7+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in Design
  • Experience in creating UX for complex eCommerce B2B and B2C platforms
  • Experience working with an agile software development team
  • Experience leading and managing a team of designers
  • Experience with creating and maintaining design systems
  • Production or coding experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


Expected Areas of Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must be able to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor, managing multiple products at the same time.
  • In depth knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to connected applications and ecommerce.
  • Solid understanding of design methodologies and practices such as user-centered design, interaction design, and information architecture with strong competencies across multiple areas
  • Easily switch from macro to micro; from understanding the strategic value and business dynamics of an organization’s product or service, to caring about visual design at a pixel or message level
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations of Web technologies as they apply to designing for desktop and mobile (i.e. Android and iOS).
  • Experience with user research with the ability to clearly synthesize and communicate results
  • Technical mastery of visual design, wireframing and prototyping 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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