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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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 Specialist

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 24, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151285 - Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand


Job Title:

Commercial Finance Specialist


Job Function:




Hill's Pet Nutrition (Thailand)


Job Summary


  • As the Commercial Finance Specialist, you will primarily be responsible for the smooth execution of the end-to-end processes in credit management and deduction management while partnering with the Customer Development team for the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Thailand. 

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: credit analysis of the customers & their credit ratings, deduction management, promotion evaluation and ROI calculation and customer profitability analysis.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities





  • Credit Management - managing customer financial information and assessing customer credit risk & responsible for  updating credit limits periodically.


  • Promotion Analysis - Responsible for understanding the customer(s)' financial drivers to the business and communicating the learning to the Customer Development Team so that the Retail Marketing team can develop more effective plans, programs, and promotions that are aligned with the customers' strategies and Hill’'s. Providing and recommending changes to the account business plans based on utilization of ROI analysis (Including distributor ROIs for Indirect trade role).


  • Customer profitability -Provide financial direction and leadership to the Customer Development Team. Responsibilities include leveraging financial analysis in order to enhance sales demand through Hill’s customers in a sustainable manner. This is accomplished by tracking the P&L and GTN of the customer, managing the profitability of the account, and by providing financial analysis and recommendations in order to meet our objectives. 


  • Planning & budgeting & Month end closing- Actively participating in account planning and business reviews and monthly rolling forecast. Proper month end accruals sales accounting closing along with variance analysis v/s latest estimate.


  • Audit & Compliance - Responsible for ensuring the integrity and documentation of financial reporting related to the team's activity, its alignment with corporate policies and strategies, and that all accounting principles are properly followed




Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)


This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.


Education/ Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, and/or Economics.

  • 3-7 years of relevant Finance experience (A few years of auditing and/or FMCG experience is preferred but not required).

  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • Good written and spoken English.

  • Familiarity with SAP, BI, and/or other analytical tools is a plus.


Expected Areas of Skills 

  • Knowledge of financial & managerial accounting. 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Have a detailed understanding of financial disciplines 

  • Demonstrated strong oral / written communications skills

  • Demonstrated capability of handling multiple project assignments simultaneously

  • Cross functional communication and project management skills. 

  • Problem solving skills 

  • Strong strategic / analytical skills.


Leadership Competencies 

  • Analytical / Decision Making

  • Relationship Building

  • Results Orientation

  • Planning & Priority Setting


Functional Competencies

  • Commercial/Trade Understanding

  • Financial Analysis and Business Insight

  • Leveraging Systems & Technology 

  • Business Perspective & Partnering 


Working Relationships (Key partnerships and reporting relationships)

  • Does this position supervise: No

  • Pet & Vet Channel Team Members: active involvement in planning and decision making including understanding of market dynamics, including trade consumption / inventory analysis and forecasting

  • IT: Partnering to deliver tools and analytics

  • Finance: Collection and debtor management

  • Corporate: Commercial and International Finance.

  • Commercial Finance Manager

  • Internal cross functional teams

  • Wider Finance Team


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, 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 Hill's Pet Nutrition? 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.

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.

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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