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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:  Financial Executive Sr

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 141361 - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Resume Of The Position:


Customer Development Finance is the primary business partner and Financial Leader for local Customer Development Teams. They utilize internal and external expertise to drive business decisions through Customer financial planning, simulation & analytics. 


The objectives of Customer Development Finance is to: 

  • Provide Financial Leadership and strong analytics to the Customer Development team
  • Coordinate Customer Planning
  • Ensure appropriate financial controls, particularly relating to Sales Recognition and GtN investments
  • Resolve Customer Payment and Deductions issues
  • Provide input into CBP Monthly process and Budget/LE Enhance overall finance function effectiveness, through global standardization, best practices and scale
  • Act as key supplier of financial talent for the global finance organization 
  • Maintain overall finance compliance and provide policy adherence 


Customers of CD Finance include:

  • Senior Finance Leadership
  • Customer Development Organization (CDO)
  • Business partners and Local finance 
  • Trade Customers


The Customer Development Financial Analyst position is responsible for supporting the CD Finance Manager in performing daily, monthly and quarterly process activities.


Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring & evaluating on/off strategy promotions and pricing activities
  • Establishing customer baseline spend plan & review T&Cs
  • Daily tracking & management of GtN (incl. GtN reconciliation
  • Monitoring & tracking Customer Development NVO expenses
  • Contributing to delivery of Financial KPIs particularly Net Sales, Pricing and Margin Goals, driving business results through communication of Customer/RE R&Os and proposing solutions
  • Conducting analyses that support recommendations to changes in Customer plans, based on What ifs computation in order to drive growth by RE / Customer 
  • Assisting CD team with baseline and promotion planning
  • Reviewing customer plans for reasonableness
  • Reconciling "Bottoms-up plan" vs. "Rolling the six quarters forecast" released by B&P
  • Participating in the CBP Monthly Discipline Process
  • Providing support during CBP Monthly Discipline Process
  • Tracking & monitoring of sales and margin growth by subsidiary and total hub
  • Developing future sales simulations 
  • Coordinating with B&P and commercial partners to develop LE for volume & GtN
  • Coordinating with Supply Chain Finance to understand costs for special packs
  • Evaluating promotion activities and provide list pricing & SPI recommendations
  • Providing monthly management reporting 
  • Supporting commercial decisions by ROI/P&L impact  evaluations
  • Performing ROI analysis to local activities
  • Valuating DP forecast to provide visibility on Gaps to Management team.
  • Solidifying systems knowledge and expertise (e.g., CBP and BI) while also providing training and reporting to Commercial users
  • Having an understanding of Colgate Financial Policies as they relate to the commercial team 
  • Seeking out Customer knowledge, raising engagement levels and establishing Finance to Finance relationships with Customers
  • Customer Investment Invoicing/settlement approval and proof of performance validation including field Audits.
  • Reconciling accruals vs. customer claims and receivables
  • Supporting Local/Fiscal Audit requirements relating to Sales Recognition and GtN investments
  • Understanding retailer financials and drivers to Influence profitable business decisions


What do you need for the Position?

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Industrial Engineering or related field
  • 5 years of related experience in finance areas (Costs, Financial Planning, Budget & Planning)
  • English proficiency
  • Excel / Google Sheets
  • Experience working with the commercial area (desirable)

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 recognized 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 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

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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