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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:  Finance Manager (f/m/d) - Temporary

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 14, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 147506 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


We are looking for a Finance Manager (f/m/d) to join our team in Hamburg full-time at the earliest possible date. This position is a central role in the Budget & Planning team for CEW (Central Europe West) hub, covering Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The Budget and Planning team is responsible for commercial performance management and forecasts for the region.


Key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Category Finance Business Partnering;  
  • Financial ownership and strategic influence with Business partners for respective categories  
  • Brand profitability and sales/SOM evolution analysis
  • Product innovation P&Ls 
  • Advertising evaluations and management of spend as needed
  • Lead/support development of Budget and Latest Estimates 
  • Support and ownership of month-end closing processes
  • Analysis of monthly P&L incl. brand performance and sales growth analysis
  • Preparation of BI reporting (local and division)
  • Lead Brand accounting for one or more categories 
  • Development and implementation of commercial tools 
  • Ad hoc project involvement
  • Masterdata oversight


The candidate should be motivated by:

  • Understanding problems and subsequent problem solving
  • International and dynamic environment
  • Leading task and acting as subject matter expert
  • Team work


A successful candidate will bring along:

  • Bachelor degree in economics / accounting / finance
  • 3 to 6 years’ experience, preferably with a multi-national company
  • Analytical and results oriented
  • Strong understanding of SAP-related applications (i.e. BI tools)
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Excel, Windows, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of major FMCG dynamics and trade partners
  • Promotes Teamwork, is driven and takes initiative
  • Ability to work independently and within a team (including professional and support staff)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English & German


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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