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Finance Analyst Strategic Innovation and Business Modeling

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Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

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 recognized 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 program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Location: New York, New York, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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Overview of role and requirements

  • Financial leadership role in support of all aspects of Colgate Direct, a newly formed business unit within Colgate responsible for development and execution of new business opportunities in the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) channel and Connected Health, as well as a key role in support of long-term innovation opportunities being assessed by our Strategic Innovation and Technology Alliances (SITA) organization.  Key job responsibilities include and rely on:
    • Development of business models and financial analytics / valuation assessments
    • Project management skills and ability to work collaboratively across functions and geographies
    • Relevant experience to provide commercial insights coupled with robust financial analytics, particularly with respect to bottoms-up modeling, budgeting and new product launch executions
    • Challenging the status quo and comfort with offering alternative strategies
    • Strong communication skills – verbal and written – supporting regular dialogue with senior management and external parties on behalf of the corporation


Scope of role

  • Finance lead on all aspects of Colgate Direct activities and SITA opportunity assessments:
    • Financial close and monthly/quarterly actuals process
    • Budget and planning process
    • Finance lead to transition from the SITA or ideation stage to commercial launch/rollout
    • Lead business modeling efforts for new SITA opportunity assessments in support of marketing, R&D and other business partners, with oversight from the Director, M&A
      • Partnerships, alliances, licensing or other ventures to support our growth plans


  • Supporting role as needed with respect to other diligence and project management activities:
    • Traditional acquisition process support, as needed
    • Senior Management reporting, documentation organization and archival
    • Valuation and discounted cash flow modeling training


Key Responsibilities       

i) Business partnering and strategy implementation

  • Establish the central capability to support Colgate Direct in defining and implementing finance processes and to support SITA in implementing inorganic growth opportunities aligned to strategic plans
    • Establish close connections with the group leadership, marketing, R&D, legal and other professionals to support the business growth objectives and shape the portfolio requirements
    • Support active deal negotiations and give guidance on proposed deal structure and term sheets, with oversight from the Director, M&A
    • Maintain a central data repository of previous agreements and terms
  • Own the tools for financial analysis and modeling, including discounted cash flow modeling
  • Own the budget and planning process for the business unit, including new product/launch modeling
  • Facilitate interactions with the internal finance network – tax, corporate reporting, budget/planning, supply chain - to support key initiatives and ensure financial controls are in place


ii) Business Modeling, Analytics & Market Intelligence

  • Own the business modeling for existing and new product opportunities for Colgate Direct
    • Operating / Management P&L as well as discounted cash flow and valuation modeling
    • Perform post-analysis, facilitate thorough reviews to assess performance and synthesize key learning’s to be used for future opportunity assessment
  • Research, evaluate and maintain a landscape assessment of SITA opportunities under evaluation
  • Compare our investments and strategies with those being followed by our competitors and peers


iii) Deal Expertise: Implementation & Integration

  • Perform and report on financial due diligence for new SITA opportunities
    • Develop and articulate the business model drivers and valuation outputs
    • Liaise with internal stakeholders and experts (legal, accounting, tax, marketing, sales and supply chain) to facilitate the transaction flow and diligence efforts.
    • Ensure the requirements of all parties are understood, integrated and met
  • Support the Director, M&A to prepare management and Board presentations with progress updates and to ensure strategy alignment and consistent reporting of deal process, metrics and results
  • Support administrative aspects of Corporate Development in areas such as the following:
    • Monthly active project reporting to senior management
    • Peer and industry analysis using tools such as S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg or Pitchbook
    • Archive and organize a third party (banker/adviser) materials, thought leadership and other financial reference information for reference and future use


Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • 3+ years of progressive experience focused in either a:
    • Deal-related financial analyst role: investment banking, private equity, or transaction/valuation advisory services; or
    • Startup or direct-to-consumer enterprise financial analyst role
  • MBA or CPA designation a plus

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 e-mail 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, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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