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Customer Development Team Leader Finance m/w

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Date: 09-Nov-2017

Location: Hamburg, HH, DE

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.


For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education programme, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love programme please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit


Location: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Region
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We're currently looking for a


Customer Development Team Leader Finance (f/m)


to join our Hamburg team at the earliest possible date.


Job Purpose:

  • Lead CD Finance Team
  • Business partnering with commercial partners to set and deliver company goals
  • Own Monthly Discipline process jointly with Retail Marketing and CS&L
  • Drive CD Finance engagement in key commercial processes (ROI, pricing workshop, etc)
  • Trade spending and AR oversight


Key Challenges:

  • To provide effective business partnering and support decision making.
  • Lead team to deliver against Budget/LE and KPIs.
  • To bring financial awareness to the commercial team and to ensure financial systems accurately reflect commercial plans.
  • To facilitate cross-functional issue resolution in the areas of trade spending and AR.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Drive Monthly Discipline process through diagnostics of customer plans as well as gap and opportunity analysis
  • Continuously review Monthly Discipline process to drive effectiveness
  • Support Budget and LE preparations through improving the accuracy of the SLE
  • Provide added-value business analysis and support to the Customer Development team (root cause analyses, scenario modelling, annual negotiation preparation)
  • Monitor trade and consumer spending including ROI analysis and compliance
  • Collaborate with CBS C2C Team and CD Team to ensure delivery of AR KPIs
  • Identify and drive process efficiencies and simplification initiatives
  • Manage CD Finance Managers


Key Competencies:

  • Financial statement impact
  • Financial analysis and business insight
  • Business perspective & partnering
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Developing Finance people
  • Planning and prioritisation


Personal Attributes:

  • 5-7 years of Finance experience, preferably for multi-national company
  • 2-4 years of business partnering experience
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • SAP and Business Warehouse skills preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lead and be a strong team player
  • Numeracy, analytical thinking & attention to detail
  • Ability to manage ambiguity
  • Global mobility an advantage


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? 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 email 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, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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