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Associate Commercial Finance Manager

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Surrey, ENG, GB

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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The Associate Commercial Finance Manager is responsible for providing financial leadership and direction in the budgeting, control, and monitoring of brand and overall subsidiary performance.  Developing a keen understanding of Hill’s Pet Nutrition brand and customer strategies is critical. A core component of this position is translating these strategies into sound, actionable analytics / financial plans and providing ‘fact-based’ financial recommendations that meet objectives.  

In addition, the role needs to provide credibility, be able to challenge, collaborate and communicate with other finance and cross-functional teams. 


Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Coordinating the annual Budget and Planning process, including preparing the subsidiary calendar, developing templates for data collection from commercial teams, and ensuring the accuracy and relevance of these inputs
  • Developing brand P&L's for financial estimates, the annual budget,  trade plans, and new products
  • Analysing and assessing cause and effect relationships relating to price/volume/mix, cost of goods, and media/consumer promotion
  • Proactively control all brand-related spending including trade payments (gross-to-net), media and consumer promotion
  • Analysing monthly actuals vs. financial estimates and prior year, identifying risks/opportunities and communicating to cross-functional teams via Month End Closing and Monthly Discipline Process
  • Managing the Sales Information Team, comprised of two analysts, ensuring the evolution of reporting to leverage available data and meet current business needs
  • Functioning as a local systems expert in SAP BW, PA, P2A, and CBP
  • Providing financial analysis, assistance or support, as needed, to cross-functional teams



  • Professional Finance Qualification
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Solid, diversified, related financial experience; previous experience in financial  planning, budgeting, scenario modelling, and / or forecasting processes
  • Very strong analytical skills and SAP proficiency required
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, multiple activities and set priorities
  • Strong communication skills as well as ability to clearly present financial issues are essential
  • Proven ability to think creatively and display the initiative to generate ideas and improve results

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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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