Contract Manufacturing Associate

Company Name: Colgate-Palmolive

Location: Etten-Leur, NB, NL

Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13


No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 121624 – Etten-Leur, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Job description:

The Contract Manufacturing Associate is responsible for supporting and coordinating ongoing activities between external manufacturers and the company. This is a pivotal role that requires analytical, technical and operational skills in support of the external manufacturing businesses. 

He/she will primarily support and work closely with the Hill’s Network Operations team to ensure that the manufacturing of the company’s diets at the external manufacturing locations meets quality, budget and timing requirements. 

This position will require strong networking and communicating skills with various internal stakeholders (e.g. planning, procurement, R&D, and marketing) as well as third party manufacturers. 

He/she tracks the business performance of the external manufacturers regarding cost, service and quality and provides facility KPIs performance reporting back to leadership teams and corporate. 


This role has a European scope and occasional travel may be required. 


The position reports into the Associate Director Hill’s EU Manufacturing and Network Operations.


  • Coordinate cross-functional teamwork to ensure and improve raw and packaging material supply, planning processes and on time and in full delivery in order to meet quality, budget and timing requirements for production at external manufacturers;
  • Support new product initiatives or diet commissioning with product development teams, the company’s corporate offices and the external manufacturer; 
  • Measure supplier performance and support ongoing business operations with analysis and reporting to improve short and long term results; 
  • Identify and implement projects that support business growth by reducing complexity and total delivered costs; 
  • Ensures food safety compliance for external manufacturing and that the company’s externally manufactured products adhere to the company’s quality standards; 
  • Accountable for adhering to the company’s, local and governmental guidelines related to Quality, Regulatory and EOHS

Profile description:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (preferably in Food, Production or Industrial), Supply Chain or International Business;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a (food) production environment and/or Supply Chain;
  • Fluent in English. French is a plus;
  • Understanding of Production/Supply Chain processes: manufacturing, quality, planning, warehousing, transportation;
  • Demonstrates the ability to implement, monitor and adjust projects;
  • Proactive, creative and pragmatic in problem solving and working in teams;
  • Willingness to travel: approx. 10%

Competitive compensation package
Attractive benefits, such as bonus, a comprehensive insurance package and  a premium free pension plan
Working in an international environment.

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.