Professional & Veterinary Affairs Intern- 12 Month FTC

Surrey, United Kingdom (on-site)
14 days ago


No Relocation Assistance Offered
#146163 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK

Reporting to: Associate Manager, Professional & Veterinary Affairs

Why Work For Hill's Pet Nutrition:
  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.
  • The Hill's Pet Nutrition Values: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

Job Purpose

Internship position to support Hill's UK and Ireland Professional and Veterinary Affairs (PVA) team to strengthen our position in the Vet Channel, drive vets' recommendation and create brand awareness. Key projects will include:
  • Support the planning and execution of professional events and Hill's presence at Congresses
  • Support the implementation of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes, virtual and face to face
  • Support the development of nutrition education and resource materials
  • Administrative tasks to support the PVA Team

Main Responsibilities

Events and Congresses
  • Support the PVA team with planning and organisation of off-site events for the vet profession, including stand content, congress briefing, rota, detail, coordinating point of sale materials and related social events.
  • Coordinate creation of promotional materials for upcoming events, sometimes in collaboration with Marketing team
  • Track event registrations and coordinate communications to attendees
  • Manage vendor creation for accounting, contract development and payments for suppliers.

  • Manage applications for CPD credits through relevant veterinary councils
  • Manage contracts and deadlines for hired speakers
  • Create promotional materials for sales team and social media about upcoming courses
  • Maintain Hill's online Veterinary Academy with up to date materials and webinars
  • Facilitate technical logistics for smooth online webinar hosting

Team Support
  • Support ad-hoc projects requiring PVA input, including checking marketing materials for nutritional accuracy
  • Support Customer Services team as needed by replying to customer emails
  • Support PVA team by organising and shipping Hill's branded materials for events as needed

Key Competencies

Personal Attributes

In priority order:-
  1. Detail-Oriented & Organised
  2. Planning & Priority Setting
  3. Communicate Effectively
  4. Adaptability

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Interest in event coordination and/or CPD organisation
  • Ability to adapt and flex to changing circumstances
  • Ability to challenge the status quo
  • Competent in Google Suite, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Skilled in basic design using tools like Google Slides, Canva, etc

Essential Competencies:-
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Achieve results through appropriate setting of priorities, planning and organisation
  • Ability to work as part of team as well as on own initiative
  • Creative thinker
  • Effective interpersonal style, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal & external agencies / customers
  • Self-motivated, self-reliant, proactive with a "can do" attitude

Travel Requirements
  • May be required to attend events across the UK and Republic of Ireland with PVA 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 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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66857456
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Surrey, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Colgate/Palmolive
  • Position Title: Professional & Veterinary Affairs Intern- 12 Month FTC
  • Job Function: Other
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