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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:  Plant Controller

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 5, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154484 - Gebze - Kocaeli, Turkey, Turkey

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of connecting with others across the world, full of 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. We win as a global organisation by continually learning and collaborating. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has supplied 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.


Finance Plant Controller will lead monthly reporting, budget / forecast process and financial analysis, ensuring the critical metrics definition for specific Business Areas.

Will build up a strong working relationship with the leadership team, operational managers, and other business partners.

Key responsibilities :

  • Be responsible for the monthly closing activities :
  • Connect with CBS and plant employees on closing activities
  • Run month-end closing and prepare monthly financial documents and other operational reports for site
  • Support analysis and commentary of drivers behind variances, month to month vs. prior year, and forecast and budget
  • Monitors spending on key categories to include maintenance, supplies, and consumables, and support company initiatives to reduce spending.
  • Must work across organizational boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plan objectives
  • Monitor and implement plant internal controls (in conjunction with corporate policies) as vital to ensure reporting integrity, safeguard company assets, and identify risks
  • Shares best practices across the global finance team, e.g. operational improvements, financial modeling and procedures changes.
  • Collaborates with operations to explain results, make improvements, lead projects, identify inefficiencies, understand operations and lead the development of complex analysis
  • Estimate product costs to support quoting activities
  • Plant budget/MYR/LE preparation with partnership with operations
  • Perform quarterly inventory count with Company instructions, document results, and suggest improvements.
  • Capital expenditure - review of projects, savings calculation/review. Post project review.
  • Attend daily operations meetings and present financial results to ensure the management team are aligned with the performance of the company.

Required Qualifications

Graduated from a Business School, Engineering School or University, with a specialty in Finance / Controlling / Audit

  • Minimum of 5-year experience in Finance (Financial Controlling, External Audit…)
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and handle many different tasks / responsibilities under pressure in a fast-growing environment
  • Open-minded, active, hard-working and detailed professional, experienced in international business
  • Advanced Excel/Google sheet skills
  • Fluent business and financial English (written and verbal) (Mandatory)
  • Located in Gebze


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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