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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:  HR Business Partner

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 25, 2023

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 153412 - Washington Court House, Ohio, United States



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


We invite applications for the position of HR Business Partner in our plant in Washington Court House, OH. This position will serve as a business partner with team leaders and employees across the plant by providing support in employee and labor relations, performance management, organizational development, training, individual development planning (succession planning), talent acquisition, and other workplace initiatives, to drive operational excellence in the facility. The incumbent will provide leadership and counsel to business partners in issue resolution, policy and process development, policy adherence, and process renewal to support compliance with Colgate policies, as well as federal and state employment legislation. The right candidate will be able to meet the day-to-day requirements of the Human Resources department while maintaining a strategic and operational view that links the role of H.R. to business needs.


What you will do


  • Provides direction, leadership and support on all HR related processes/activities to managers, supervisors and employees.
  • Operates within a participative team environment and seeks to increase team member's interpersonal and teamwork skills and knowledge to a level consistent with a premier manufacturer.
  • Participate with functional leaders and others as necessary to develop and implement strategic organization plans, strategic labor relations plans, and near and long term resource / staffing plans
  • Work jointly with the Hill’s H.R. Supply Chain Director to evaluate the people impact of interpersonal plans and/or programs for future organizational efficiency.
  • Lead "People Capabilities" Standard in compliance with the Colgate Palmolive Factory
  • Mentor team members in the areas of communication skills, career paths, promoting a positive work environment (Managing with Respect), through formal and informal feedback sessions.
  • Assist leaders in timely completion of all steps in annual Performance Management and Development (PM&D) process
  • Guide and support managers in developing corrective actions and ensure accurate documentation and follow up for low performing employees
  • Lead one other HR professional. Complete all PM&D steps and coach and develop subordinates to achieve individual and career growth objectives.
  • Reports to the Plant Director, and indirectly to North America Supply Chain HR Director
  • Lead the annual salary planning and merit forecasting process for the plant; run reports to analyze execution; partner with leaders as needed.
  • Prepare Compensation Offers (COS's) for new external hires, organization transfers and promotions, and off-cycle growth promotions
  • Partner with compensation in preparing an annual wage/salary survey for factory technicians to assess and understand pay position in local market; present any recommended wage change actions, and secure approvals to implement
  • Within Succession Planning, maintain and update databases in SAP, review profiles for consistency, follow up with managers, action recommendations & develop presentations.
  • Assist managers and employees in preparing individual development plans, and in sustaining a continuous improvement culture for the site
  • Craft and deliver training interventions to support the organization needs; identify training resource requirements.
  • Ensure on-boarding and assimilation processes for new employees confirms alignment with organization’s vision and culture and achieves their ability to quickly contribute to the organization’s goals
  • Counsel and provide assistance to employees and all levels of management in employee or labor issues; seek advice and guidance from corporate Employee Relations and Legal teams to maintain compliance with company policies and employment and labor laws. As needed, investigate and obtain factual information concerning employee/management inquiries and employee suggestions and/or complaints.
  • Coordinate employee transfers, conduct exit interviews, and provide recommendations for corrective action policy revision and/or improving employee and labor relations.
  • Represent the company in outside community activities
  • Interface between federal, state and local government representatives and the company on issues involving people
  • Ensure effective, consistent administration of HR policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure HR data is accurate and updated in SAP-HR system. Use SAP reports to audit data and extract for reporting and analyses.
  • Analyze and/or prepare a variety of reports concerning the Human Resource function and key performance indicators vital to communicate, educate or inform.
  • Initiate and/or run e-360 feedback tools as appropriate.
  • Lead recruitment activities and assessment & selection processes to timely fill vacant positions.
  • Use Global Recruitment Management System / Success Factors system to handle position requisitions, job postings, candidate sourcing, and applicant data.



Basic requirements:


  • BS or BA degree required (HR, Business, Management or related field)
  • 8+ years of relevant Human Resource Generalist experience (Staffing, Compensation, Development, Employee Relations, HRIS)
  • 5 years of proven experience in a manufacturing or related environment
  • Strong project management, presentation, and facilitation skills required

Preferred requirements:


  • Masters Degree preferred (HR, Business, Management or related field)
  • Professional Certifications: PHR/SPHR/GPHR, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
  • Proficiency with SAP-HR and Success Factors systems
  • Proficiency with Google Suites Applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, Gmail, Drive)
  • Experience in manufacturing operations management outside of Human Resources




Salary Range $112,000 - $164,850 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 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: Columbus

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