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Colgate-Palmolive Scientist/Senior Scientist - Product Development in Topeka, Kansas

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# 140813 - 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.

In today's dynamic environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the research and technology team at Hill's Pet Nutrition. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth in this ever-changing landscape. The Product Development group is responsible for bringing new product innovation to market across our premium wellness and therapeutic product portfolios that help transform the lives of pets.

What role will you play as a member of the Hill's Pet Nutrition team? As a Scientist, you will be responsible for leading the formula development and production scale-up phases of wellness & therapeutic foods for dogs and cats. This will involve working closely with quality, regulatory, supply chain, and ingredient procurement colleagues to ensure successful product development and scale-up is achieved. Collaboration on product design with our nutritional design group will help ensure final formulas are aligned with required efficacy and claims.

What you will do:

You are a developer (70%) -

  • Develop sole-source nutritional solutions that deliver against specified nutrient, ingredient, quality & cost requirements

  • Validate product performance through coordination & interpretation of product analytical, biological, palatability, sensory and stability testing

  • Develop ingredient and finished product specifications

  • Create final formula documentation and supporting information

  • Support the design, testing and validation work on new food production systems and processes

  • Assess current production systems to identify potential optimizations and efficiencies

You are a collaborator (30%) -

  • Partner with colleagues to optimize product design and production processes to support successful scale-up and production of new formulas.

  • Develop constructive relationships with Hill’s scientists and cross functional partners (Regulatory, Legal, Professional Veterinary Affairs and Hill’s Marketing leaders) to provide product design input, guidance, and assistance.

  • Stay abreast of new research findings (internal and external) to translate learnings into product design.

  • Cultivate relationships with researchers and colleagues outside of Hill’s to provide expertise, ideas, capabilities and technologies that fill gaps.

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qalifications:

Basic qualifications include:

  • BS in Food Science, Food/Process Engineering or related field (or related scientific field)

  • At least 2 years of relevant academic or industry experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of formula development process and basic food science principles

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct scientific experiments

  • Effective communication skills (written and oral)

  • Effective interpersonal and team skills; ability to communicate and influence in a cross-functional environment. Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • MS in Food Science, Food/Process Engineering or related field (or related scientific field)

  • Experience in product design and development (Preferably sole source nutritional products in animal/human food industry)

We are a results oriented company with a caring culture and work life balance. Do not miss the chance to join our outstanding team!

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.

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