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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 under such internationally recognised 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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 programmes 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 Analyst (f/m/d) - Home Care

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  10-Apr-2021
Partial remote working option

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, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance.


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 programme please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit


Location: Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 95175


This Position is a central role in the Budget & Planning team for CEW hub, covering Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 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 spend management, evaluation and reconciliation

  • Lead/support development of full year estimates

  • Support month-end closing processes

  • Lead Brand accounting for one or more categories 

  • Development and implentation of commercial tools 

  • Ad hoc project involvement

  • Masterdata oversight


Candidates for this role will be a person who combines the financial curiosity with a commercial mindset.


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



  • 3 to 6 years’ experience, preferably with a Multi-national Company
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team (including professional and support staff)
  • Analytical and results oriented
  • Strong understanding of SAP-related Applications (i.e. BI tools)
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Excel, Windows, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Promotes Teamwork, is driven and takes initiative
  • Independent and responsible
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of major FMCG dynamics and trade partners


Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by email are not considered in the selection process.


Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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