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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:  Senior Budget & Planning Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 25, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151086 - Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa


We are Colgate - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with portfolios in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.


At Colgate, we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of hundreds of millions people and pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding products and nutrition, and committed people.


Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is grounded in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences. We pride ourselves on our focus on delivering high ethical, the richness that our diverse team brings, outstanding standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours,


Wellbeing programs, access to discounted Product, medical & life insurance, improved superannuation to name a few!


Scope of Responsibility:


An exciting opportunity is available at Colgate Palmolive for a Senior Budget & Planning Analyst. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the provision of accurate financial information and leadership to the local teams as well as managing the NVOs and A&P budget.


Key responsibilities:


1. Non Variable Overheads


  • Management of the NVOs for the different cost center owners.
  • Monthly analysis of actual expenditure against budget by department, and explain any variances.
  • Coordinate, consolidate and upload into SAP NVOs numbers for budgets and forecasts.
  • Coordinate FTG task forces to deliver savings to reinvest in the business.


2. Advertising & Promotions


  • Management of the advertising and promotions budget.
  • Monthly analysis of A&P actual expenditure against budget by sub-brand by country, and explain any variances.
  • Help marketers roll-out new product launches, including the resources needed for a successful launch.
  • Coordinate, consolidate and upload into SAP A&P numbers for budgets and forecasts.
  • Support the reporting function by detailing A&P for CFN report


3. Month End Activities


  • Review FI, CO and PA reconciliations
  • Perform BI validation
  • Prepare NVOs and A&P accrual Journals for goods or services received but not Goods Receipted as at month end.
  • Assist in checking SGA numbers by sub-brand before reporting.
  • Help with answers to month end queries from AEA Division and New York- SGA, NVOs, Margin, A&P, etc.
  • Coordinate / prepare the NVO & Margin/Gross Profit roll forwards.
  • Coordinate / prepare the marketing analysis for the quarterly FD commentary.


4. Balance Sheet Planning


  • Analyze Net working capital and cash generation statements, as well as understanding the main differences versus estimates
  • Coordinate / prepare Balance Sheet estimates, both for monthly estimates as well as Budget / LEs.


5. Reporting


  • Compile P&Ls for month end reporting


Required Qualifications:


  • A Bachelor's Degree preferably in Commerce or Finance, Honours an advantage
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in budget & planning role
  • Experience in an FMCG environment will be an added advantage.



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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