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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:  Mergers & Acquisitions Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Mar 9, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151440 - New York, New York, United States

Mergers & Acquisitions Manager

Global Function

This role supports all aspects of Colgate’s global M&A processes, including acquisitions, divestments, strategic partnerships, and development of new business models via alternative structures. 


Main Responsabilities:

Deal Expertise: Diligence, Valuation, Execution & Integration 

  • Perform and report on financial due diligence for acquisitions, divestment, and strategic partnership opportunities
  • Develop and articulate the business model drivers and valuation outputs, including validation of the opportunity size, development of a P&L linked to growth and value drivers, and development of discounted cash flow valuation outputs from the model
  • Ensure the alignment between the financial model and the functional diligence assessment outputs of the deal (both risks and opportunities)
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders and experts (legal, accounting, tax, marketing, sales and supply chain) to facilitate the transaction flow and diligence efforts, including capturing and articulating relevant connections to the financial model
  • Assist with managing external partners, including investment banking and consulting teams, throughout diligence process
  • Support the Director, M&A to prepare management and Board presentations with progress updates and consistent reporting of deal process, metrics and results
  • Post-closing, ensure and facilitate thorough reviews to assess performance and synthesize key learning’s to be used for future opportunity assessments and reported to senior management
  • Support various reporting and administrative aspects of the Corporate Development function, such as the following:
  • Regular active project reporting to senior management (VP & Treasurer, Group President Global Innovation, CFO, Chief of Staff)
  • Peer and industry analysis using tools such as S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg and Pitchbook
  • Archive and organize third party (banker / adviser) materials, thought leadership and other financial reference information for reference and future use.


Stakeholder Management

  • Engage with global category and divisional leadership on M&A and commercial partnership strategy in relationship to Colgate’s larger corporate strategy; document the M&A strategy and maintain pipeline of opportunities aligned to that strategy for reference.
  • Prepare presentation materials on M&A strategy and active projects review for Colgate’s senior leadership team on a quarterly basis and Board of Directors on an annual basis
  • Collect feedback from meetings to be shared with category and divisional stakeholders
  • Work with R&D and innovation teams on identifying new technology or other start up engagement opportunities linked with the category M&A strategic focus areas
  • Engage with investment banking and consulting partners on sourcing strategic opportunities aligned to the M&A strategic focus areas and category growth priorities
  • Source opportunities from startup and venture capital ecosystem.


New Business Models, Analytics & Market Intelligence

  • Develop the business modeling for new Horizon 3 innovation and technology opportunities
  • Opportunity sizing / assessment, Operating / Management P&L linked to value and growth drivers, and discounted cash flow and valuation modeling of the model outputs
  • Perform post-analysis, facilitate thorough reviews to assess performance and synthesize key learning’s to be used for future opportunity assessment
  • Research, evaluate and maintain a landscape assessment of new technology opportunities under evaluation, by category
  • Compare our investments and strategies with those being followed by our competitors and peers
  • Maintain and periodically update the internal valuation of C-P, including comparison with market benchmarks and in support of the global goodwill impairment review requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8-10 years of progressive experience, including deal expertise (investment banking, private equity, or transaction/valuation advisory services) and business modeling / valuation experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, CFA or CPA designation a plus
  • Consumer products sector experience a plus

Functional Competencies

  • Strong technical skills around valuations / financial modeling 
  • In depth knowledge of the M&A process
  • Project management skills and ability to work collaboratively across functions
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, but also the ability to understand the big picture when performing analysis


Leadership Competencies

  • Ability to influence opinions and stakeholders
  • Effective communication, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and comfort with offering alternative strategies

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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