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Date: Dec 9, 2018

Location: San Jose Iturbide, GUA, MX

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: San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico
No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 69342




Obtain a valuation of the exact inventory levels for decision making, ensure that the production costs of the company are calculated based on corporate policies and guarantee that the financial information reported is reliable.




  • Responsible for apply all controls to the Inventory Management at plant, coordinating physical counts, variances analysis, DOC tracking, support to the SC teams with all the SLOBS materials and coordinating with the fiscal authorities the process for materials destruction. Physical inventory and analysis for plant and co-packers
  • Responsible for tracking all the Fixed Assets movements as well as the physical counts and follow up all the capitalization process for the CEB projects related to the plant, including idle asset analysis and depreciation simulation.
  • Responsible for analyze all the production variances with major focus on purchase price variances and providing the details needed to the plant, Finance, and Management in order to support the decisions making and corrections needed to improve the financial results of the plant
  • Monitor and control conversion cost and keep monthly tracking of all the expenses that are related to the cost at the plant and proactively communicate risk and opportunities
  • Support the Quarterly standard cost calculations for the plant with Global and Regional CBS, ensuring that master data is accurate and reviewing rate routings and providing all the explanations needed for the changes applied to standard cost.
  • Responsible to assure that all the internal controls are in place and that are aligned with CFPs.  Also provide support for all the Audit (Internal, External, Corporate and Fiscal and SOXs) processes at plant
  • Analysis of monthly results and recommendations to Home Care plant.
  • Verify proper calculation of AML for Home care
  • Prepare material losses information weekly
  • Responsible to provide necessary information for cost simulation for new products, new formulas and sourcing evaluation
  • Validate savings for  Home care (FTG and CEB)
  • EMO’s cost evaluation for Packing & Making
  • EMO’s expense reconciliation and budget tracking, prepress cost and obsolete
  • Close month activities (journal entries posting, expense reconciliation, headcount, reports review)


What do you need for this position?


  • Scholarship:  Bachelor´s degree in accounting, finance or business.
  • Experience: 2+ years of experience in finance areas and/or cost.  
  • English: Advanced
  • Excel: Advanced
  • Powerpoint: Advanced


Colgate Functional & Leadership Competencies


  • Planning/Priority Settings
  • Relationship building
  • Decision making
  • Effective communication


Why Colgate?

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, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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