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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programmes that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Commercial Finance Partner

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  23-Sep-2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 145259 - Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Commercial Finance Partner


Do you want to be part of a team that is building a future to smile about? What about having the opportunity to connect with others across the world, full of stimulating discussions, and make impactful contributions? If this is how you see your career, Colgate-Palmolive is the place to be!


Our iconic brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. If you want to work for a company that lives by its values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.

We are looking for a Commercial Finance Partner for the Netherlands - based in Weesp.  In this role you will be a key business partner and provide financial service to the Customer Development & Retail Marketing Team, hereby sharing operational recommendations and advice, financial planning, insights, and analysis.


What you'll do

The main  responsibilities are : 

  • Strictly controlling Gross To Net spending process (accruals, analysis, reconciliations, quarterly reviews).

  • Effectively monitoring Accounts Receivable balances by working closely with our Credit to Cash teams.

  • Participating in the Budget & Estimates process respecting tight deadlines.

  • Representing The Netherlands during the development and implementation of (international) financial-related projects: Planning tool, Pricing tool, SAP implementation

  • Ad hoc analysis and insights for commercial and Finance team


Every day is different, but below is a sample of what you will experience and expect to accomplish:

  • Work closely with the sales teams to ensure account profitability and provide them strong support during negotiations and promo plan implementation

  • Ensure correct accounting for consumer and customer investments.

  • Prepare and present Monthly Financial Results to the Finance Director  & local management team.

  • Challenge commercial plans in our planning tool, in strong collaboration with the Demand planning team.

  • Own the internal control (SOX) related to commercial investments

  • Align Budget & Estimate targets for Net Sales and Gross To Net with Marketing and Commercial team.


WHOA, this is totally me!

  • An optimist in action; Dutch and English speaking. Hands-on “can do” approach, with willingness to learn and adapt quickly

  • A Master in Finance or equivalent work experience

  • SAP knowledge is a big plus! 

  • Strong communicator with ability to “speak up” and challenge commercial & marketing teams

  • Analytical - we’re a very data driven company

  •  You don’t get easily stressed by pressure. On the opposite; a fast paced environment is what keeps you energised. You can juggle multiple balls, balancing analytics and critical thinking while making quick progress in the rapidly changing business landscape. 


What we offer you

  • Both national and international career opportunities in one of the world’s leading consumer goods company

  • Excellent salary & benefits package including a 13th month & a bonus 

  •  A Sustainable Bicycle plan

  •  On an annual basis you are granted 29 holidays 

  • From the end of May till the end of September we have “Summer Hours”  where we provide the flexibility to enjoy the weekend earlier on Friday afternoon

  • Flexibility; we have a hybrid working model providing the possibility to work from home 2-3 days per week


If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of passionate people so just hit the “apply” button and submit 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, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and 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.

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, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

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

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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