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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:  Global Finance Commercial Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 2, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151321 - New York, New York, 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.


It is an exciting time to be a part of the Global Finance Team! We are currently recruiting candidates for the position of Global Finance Commercial Manager. This position will play a critical role in providing financial support and guidance to the Global Digital Organization and Global Customer Development Teams. Specific position responsibilities will include but are not limited to the below areas:


What You'll Do:


Financial support to the GDO - Global Digital Organization and to the GCD - Global Customer Development team:

  • Prepare and Manage Budget, LE's and Actuals for both NVO (projects) and Advertising spend;
  • Purchase Orders process coordination; 
  • Ad-hoc support to both Commercial teams to ensure compliance to our Colgate Financial Policies and to assist decisions that drive incremental costs;
  • FTG - Funding The Growth initiative coordination


WPP Partnership, financial controls:

  • WPP/MSA Governance management: collaborate with the marketing team, indirect procurement team and the WPP Finance partners to ensure the compliance to the Global MSA and align on potential exceptions and corrective actions;
  • Lead monthly cross-functional reconciliation meeting between CP and Red Fuse/WPP;
  • Support the quarterly finance and scope reconciliation meetings between CP Division Senior Leadership and Red Fuse Leadership;
  • Support the definition of the annual bonus parameters and the calculation of the  advertising agency bonus worldwide;
  • Consolidate the agency annual KPI's and objectives that will drive the evaluation scores for the agency bonus;
  • Collaborate with the WPP Finance team to determine, quarterly, the WPP global team fees  and determine the allocation to the CP entities;
  • Identify solutions to manage international billing issues, funding sources, tax implications and aged WPP payables


Global Commercial finance Guidance: 

  • Provide guidance on GTN accounting, serving as business intermediate between local Finance and Corporate Financial /Audit groups;
  • MDM governance pricing and promotions - Global Champion team;
  • S4 implementations: advisory role in setting-up pricing conditions and customer hierarchy;
  • Compliance: support HR in the customer compliance training organization efforts to improve the current customer investment processes;
  • Coordinate the global efforts of creating an updated and globally standardized set of advertising costs GL accounts


Required Qualifications and Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree required; strong preference for Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or a related field;
  • CPA/MBA preferred;
  • Minimum 7+ years' relevant Accounting/Financial experience required; strongly prefer candidates with relevant experience in a manufacturing/commercial environment;
  • Computer literacy required; will work with: MS Office, especially Excel, SAP-BWP



Salary Range $107,760 - $158,445 USD

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.


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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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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