Share this Job

Scientific Affairs Manager (M/F/D)


Koln, NW, DE

JOB CATEGORY:  Corporate Affairs


Join Mars/Royal Canin in Cologne as 


Scientific Affairs Manager (M/F/D) 


ROYAL CANIN is a dynamic, innovative company founded in France in 1967. As a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, we are the specialist in the field of "health through nutrition" for dogs and cats. It is the irrepressible passion and pioneering spirit of each and every employee that makes ROYAL CANIN so successful. Our management principles of "Teamwork before Individual Performance," "Think Global, Act Local," and working as "Entrepreneurs of our own Field" contribute year after year to the success and worldwide growth of the company. 

This role is critical to establish Royal Canin as a scientific thought leader in pet nutrition and health through nutrition.
The position supports Royal Canin´s scientific reputation in DACH and is responsible to evolve our Scientific Communication organisational set-up to leverage efficiencies and implement Cluster approach, while focusing more on the growing importance of KOL management within the business. 


Key outputs
•    Develop and deploy Royal Canin KOL strategy for DACH
•    Drive enhancement of internal and external reputation by identifying, interpreting, and influencing the scientific environment, manage and develop the network of Key Opinion Leaders and formers who have the influence to positively impact our brand reputation (e.g. Key Accounts, veterinary diplomats, nutritional experts, industry leaders, influencers etc.)
•    Serve as scientific spokesperson with B2B and B2C media if necessary
•    Do horizon scanning and monitoring of the competitor's landscape and share these insights internally
•    Manage to the strategic design, prepare for global reviews (ethical review and scientific advisory board), implementation and publication of clinical trials (locally driven), so that scientific impact is maximized.


•    University degree in Vet Medicine
•    5+ years industry (pet food, scicom)
•    Experienced
•    Turn-key know-how acquired in a scientific business context
•    Product knowledge
•    Nutritional and veterinary knowledge
•    Comprehensive understanding of the Royal Canin brand and values as well as the pet food market 
•    Fluent in German and English


What we offer


  • A fantastic opportunity for functional specialist to work in an international and highly professional Marketing team with iconic brands
  • Working in a family owned company with strong core values where associates are the core of everything we do
  • Exciting national and international development opportunities
  • Enrolment to world class training via our Mars University centre of learning excellence

…just to name a few.




Job Segment: Scientific, Manager, Marketing Manager, Engineering, Management, Marketing