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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, Target

Travel Required?:  Travel - 25% of time
Date:  Sep 12, 2022
Partial remote working option

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 144186 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having 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. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed 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.


The Customer Development Team, Finance Manager – Target is responsible for providing financial direction and leadership to the Target Customer Development Team (CDT) by leveraging financial analytics, championing Revenue Growth Management mindset, and cross functional collaboration to drive sustainable profitable growth.  This is accomplished by owning and actively reviewing the P&L and GTN of the customer, review all available external data (Nielsen, POS, public domain), managing the profitability of the account, and by providing financial analysis and recommendations in order to meet our objectives.  The Financial Manager is responsible for understanding the customer’s financial drivers to the business (calculation of cost of goods, margin, store invoicing, their key financial KPI's, etc.), and communicating the learning to the Customer Development Team so that the team can develop more effective plans and investment choices that are aligned with the customers' strategies and C-P's.  In addition, the Manager is responsible for ensuring the integrity and documentation of financial reporting related to the team's activity, its alignment with corporate policies and strategies, and that all accounting principles are properly followed.


 This includes but is not limited the following:
●    Actively participating in account planning and business reviews; 
●    Providing and recommending changes to the account business plans based on utilization of ROI analysis; 
●    Staying current and aware of all competitive merchandising strategies, pricing, promotions, and spending levels; 
●    Ensuring that changes to the account plans support the achievement of brand strategies and corporate goals; 
●    Analyzing the impact of Corporate Events at the customer level and make recommendations that will enhance effectiveness; 
●    Developing, communicating, and monitoring financial KPI's to ensure projected ASP and Net Margin targets by brand and customer are achieved; 
●    Monitoring the promotional and pricing activity at retail to ensure that investments are being implemented with pre and post ROI; 
●    Managing the development, integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of the budget, LE, and P&L; 
●    Monitor trade investment clearing process, ensuring timely resolution of all Customer deductions;
●    Position will be based in Minneapolis, MN.
●    Strong preference will be given to candidates willing to relocate to another Colgate location in approximately 2-3 year time period


Required Qualifications


  • Minimum 8 years relevant Accounting/Financial experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance required
  • Commercial Finance experience preferred
  • CPA/MBA preferred
  • Relevant systems knowledge preferred -- MS Excel, Google Suite, SAP and BW


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.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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