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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 recognized 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 programs 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:  Cost Coordinator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Aug 31, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154848 - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia




Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions! If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our dependable household 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. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.


If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.  Join an exciting opportunity to become a part of our Supply Chain Finance Organization!



Position Purpose:


Cost Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Venezuela team in decision making for Plant and Product Supply Operations management, and leads initiatives to ensure Plant’s KPI’s and other goals are achieved.


Let’s talk about main responsibilities:


  • Ensure compliance with internal accounting controls, financial policies and operational procedures;

  • Provide visibility to Management of the cost trend that impact the business profitability;

  • Control of Variable & NVO's Factory expenses;

  • Financial Month end Closing of Production Cost and Cost of Sales;

  • Lead annual budgeting & planning cycles, monthly revised P&L forecasts, variance analysis and strategic planning for the plant;

  • Identify opportunities to reduce production costs and provide clarity in the execution of manufacturing operational efficiencies;

  • Promote standardization of operational processes, equipment, and activities for faster gains in efficiency, quality, and cost savings;

  • Responsible for achievement of cost targets and KPI’s;

  • Lead initiatives to drive efficiencies which reduce manufacturing variances vs. standard costs (scrap, yield) and variable spend variances.


What you need for this position:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related fields (required)

  • Minimum of 4+ years of Finance, Cost Accounting experience

  • Strong leadership skills and people management experience

  • Advanced English

  • Strong systems technology skills required (e.g., Excel, Google Workspace, etc.) 

  • SAP experience (Preferred)




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 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 program 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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