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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 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, 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 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:  Associate Finance Manager, Canada HC & PC

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 20, 2020
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 93110 - New York, New York, United States


About Colgate-Palmolive: 

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, champion’s experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has given 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 Experience: 


In today’s dynamic, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Finance department at Colgate.


What role will you play as a member of the Colgate Finance ´s team?


This role  is responsible for all financial aspects of Canadian business which includes both Personal Care and Home Care. The Manager needs to provide credibility, be able to challenge, collaborate and communicate with both the category and finance teams. The Manager plays an active role in the budgeting, control, and monitoring of brand performance and spends with turnover in these sub categories.


Who are you…


You are an architect.-


  • Developing brand P&L's for financial estimates, the annual budget and trade plans both in Canadian & USD $.
  • Analyzing and assessing cause and effect relationships relating to price/volume, cost of goods, and media/consumer promotion.
  • Proactively controlling on a day-to-day basis all brand-related spending including trade.
  • payments (gross-to-net), media and consumer promotion and SKU management (approx. 350 SKUs).
  • Analyzing monthly actuals vs. financial estimates, identifying risks/opportunities and convey understanding to both the Canadian PCP & HC Marketing Teams.
  • Developing financial projections for new products utilizing net present value concepts.
  • Drawing attention to business opportunities by appropriate methods such as "what-if" scenarios and presenting alternatives.
  • Functioning as an integral teammate bringing challenge, credibility and communication to the PCP and HC Commercial Teams.
  • Provide financial analysis, assistance or support, as needed, on cross-functional teams.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 8 years of diversified, related financial experience
  • At least 10 years of related experience
  • SAP proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Previous P&L management experience
  • Knowledge of various aspects of trade and consumer promotion

Expected areas of skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple activities and set priorities.
  • Strong communication skills as well as ability to clearly present financial issues are essential.
  • Proven ability to think creatively and display the initiative to generate ideas and improve results.
  • Very strong analytical skills and system.


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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