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Regulatory Affairs Supervisor
Colgate-Palmolive | Topeka, Kansas
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Job Description

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.


Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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The Regularotry Affairs Supervisor is responsible for supporting the Director, Regulatory Affairs Americas to ensure compliance by Hill’s Pet Nutrition with regulations and statutes concerning research and development, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and sales of Hill’s products in the United States and where international regulations and statutes may impact U.S.-made product.  Function as Regulatory and Technical subject matter expert (for U.S. regulatory system and for internal HQ regulatory processes) and/or supervisor for registration processes (including timely responses to U.S. regulatory agency inquiries or challenges), internal regulatory assessments (including ingredients), and operational work (copy sheets, packaging, etc.).  Additionally, should monitor and report on relevant changes to regulations, participate on trade association committees and update the business as needed, and ensure new and efficient processes are developed and documented to address future issues as they arise.  Develops creative solutions to solve regulatory issues.  Manage and supervise Regulatory staff.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Regulatory Product Support (State Registrations, Documentation and Process Control, and Regulatory Vigilance): Manage the U.S. state registration function to ensure registrations are compliant, and completed accurately and in a timely manner.  Manage the creation and review of relevant Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions and policy guidelines (as needed), including POVs and Regulatory 101 documents. Help monitor international projects that may affect U.S. regulatory decisions and support. Track and report on project status as needed.  Monitor and report on regulations and registration actions involving pet food, including state and federal regulatory issues/changes (such as FSMA). Monitor changes in regulatory environment; advise and make recommendations to Regulatory management as to impact of regulatory changes. Keep abreast of regulatory issues which may impact Hill’s operations and their products.

SME Advisement (Marketing Support and Review): Support the Director in managing the PD and Wellness marketing review process, including preparation for and participation in Claims Tracker meetings, reviewing on-pack and IMC claims, Wellness project meetings, and cross-functional collaboration and relationship building where needed.  Where efficiencies can be developed and where cross-functional Regulatory relationships can be improved, propose strategies and pursue them.

Internal and External Relationship Building: Create and foster a climate of teamwork to work effectively with PSR&Q, Marketing, New Products, Science & Technology, Professional Vet Affairs, Supply Chain, and others to achieve synergy needed to effectively work as a team.  Ensure all programs are aligned with overall business strategies of various clients; interpret the impact of ongoing developments in regulatory environment for both clients and staff.  Develop/Maintain/Strengthen relationships and participation in key U.S. trade associations, including PFI and AFIA.  Participate in meetings and trade efforts to benefit Hill’s and the pet food industry and report relevant information that may affect Hill’s products, operations or decision-making.

People Management: Day-to-day management of regulatory personnel, including mentoring, training, performance management and development.  Responsible for building a cohesive team, achieving results, developing staff and regularly challenging them, and ensuring team responsibilities are understood and direct reports are accountable for their performance

This is not an exculusive list of duties or functions


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Required:  Bachelor’s degree in business, public policy, natural sciences, or other related field.
  • Preferred:  Master’s or PhD in business, public policy, natural sciences, or other related field



  • Required:  Minimum of 5-7 years in preparing regulatory registration submissions, packaging compliance review, analyzing and interpreting product regulations.
  • Required: Minimum of 5-7 years interpreting and applying AAFCO rules and guidelines and applicable U.S. (e.g., FDA, CVM, USDA) and foreign regulations.
  • Preferred: 6-8 years’ experience in regulatory affairs within any of the following industries: pet food, food, OTC drugs, medical device, pharmaceutical
  • Preferred: Prior supervisory/management experience

Expected Areas of Skills

  • Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of product regulations in assigned markets
  • Ability to prepare written summaries of technical data suitable for inclusion in regulatory submissions
  • Ability to understand and comply with domestic and international regulatory requirements.
  • Intermediate proficiency of Microsoft Suite and Google
  • Intermediate to Expert proficiency in PDM module of SAP.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing across all levels of the organization
  • Good organization and planning skills
  • Detail oriented


Leadership Competencies 

  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Consumer/Customer Focused
  • Developing and Coaching People


Travel Requirements

Expected percentage of travel:  Up to 10%


Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment
  • Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays and annual vacation
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment


Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company whose products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories globally. The Company operates its business through two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. Colgate's Oral Care products include Colgate Total and Colgate Max Fresh toothpastes, Colgate 360° manual toothbrushes, and Colgate and Colgate Plax oral rinses. Colgate's Personal Care products include Palmolive and Softsoap brand shower gels; Palmolive, Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps and Speed Stick and Lady Speed Stick deodorants and antiperspirants. Colgate manufactures and markets a range of products for Home Care, including Palmolive and Ajax dishwashing liquids, Fabuloso and Ajax household cleaners, and Murphy's Oil Soap. Colgate, through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment, offers specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats with products marketed in over 90 countries globally. (Source: 10-K)

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