Technical & Scientific Affairs : is responsible for keeping the country technical product data and the technical competencies of the sales force updated, technical (internal and external) training, education (both technical and practice / business development and communication), seminars, and Congresses and approval of all technical marketing and sales materials.
Is the liaison with the country pet food association. Is responsible for the country technical helpline and veterinary trade PR.
Continuing Education : is responsible for roll out and execution of all available (on-line and off-line) educational materials and programmes provided by division.
Closely manages the country PVA budget and contributes to the broader PVA team (sharing best practices, timely KPI reporting, etc.
Ensures close cooperation with and integration of PVA activities into the commercial (marketing, customer development) organization by being an active member of the country Management Team.
Champions the European professional digital initiatives, leading to full implementation of all professional digital initiatives and increased engagement with Gen Y’.
Ensures that all Hill’s contacts and communications to customers and consumers consistently meet the professional, ethical and regulatory standards demanded by the veterinary community and the corporation (incl.
CP Code of Conduct, FCPA, anti-bribery, pet food regulations, etc)
Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)
Education / Experience Requirements
Basic qualifications include : DVM (or equivalent country qualification)
Preferred qualifications include : MBA, Diploma in Internal Medicine or Nutrition
Expected Areas of Skills
At least 6 years experience in a veterinary practice (or a similar job)
Has built a strong network in the veterinary community, including the local Small Animal Veterinary Association, and country specialist societies
Knowledge of the pet food business as an advantage
Experience in Hill’s or other commercial business
Business and practice management experience
Fluent in English, additional language(s) a plus
Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)
Reporting manager : Country General Manager; strong dotted line functional manager : PVA Director
Internal customers : consumer / customer marketing, customer development (incl. field team), consumer helpline. The position is responsible for ensuring integration of the PVA strategic activities into the broader commercial organization technical & regulatory accuracy of all marketing materials overall oversight and technical expertise for the helpline and complaints manages the student representatives
External customers : the role is the company’s interface with veterinarians, nurses, vet and trade associations, academia, veterinary researchers
Expected percentage of travel : Up to 50 % within CEEME countries
What we offer :
pet friendly environment in modern office at Karlin
benefits : 25 days of vacation, 10 sick days, mealvouchers, leisure time contribution, pension plan, life insurance, company products, Multisport card, Medical service, mobile phone, laptop
teambuilding and events