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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 recognised 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 programmes 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:  Customer Finance Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  2 Apr 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159443 - Panama, Panama, Panama

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognised for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!




Position Purpose:


Responsible for providing financial direction to the commercial team, relying on existing financial tools and information to achieve alignment and control of financial guidelines, advising the team to achieve profitability. Provide analysis and financial evaluations for future effects (What if analysis).


What you will do:


 • Analyze and monitor the concepts of the country's income statement and its impact on commercial activities.

 • Determine, together with the Channel Team Leaders, the objectives per client of GTN, ASP, Sales and Margin and ensure that they are aligned with those established for the entire Channel and the entire country.

 • Monthly monitor the performance of ASP, GTN and Margin by Channel and of the main clients. Communicate any deviation from the objectives previously established by the client and by brand and collaborate in the search for solutions.

 • Evaluate promotional plans (before and after implementation), their impact on GTN and margin at the Client level and verify that they are aligned with the brand strategy. Recommend changes or adjustments when necessary.

 • Train and coach the sales team in financial concepts and product hierarchy in order to maintain consistency in charges per account and improve ability to manage and analyze spending.

 • Recommend price increases based on the analysis of margin by brand and cost increases.

 • Responsible for CBP Essentials, (ROI and baseline) and the development of the promotional grid for ROI analysis.

 • Together with the CDT's Customer Development Team, prepare action plans and recommendations for promotional activities based on the results obtained from the ROI tool. Implement the ROI mentality in the team through continuous advice on daily tasks.

 • Develop, communicate and monitor financial KPIs. (ASP/ GTN/ Margin by client and category).

 • Analyze and recommend methods to improve the effectiveness of the NWG and ensure data integrity and proper cost accounting.

 • Performs other duties as assigned

 • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications:


 • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Accounting, Auditing, Engineering or related fields

 • At least 4 years of experience in the ​​Finance area with orientation towards the commercial area

 • Intermediate Advanced English level

 • Excel proficiency

 • Office, Windows and/or Google Sheets 

 • SAP, BW and BI Management (Desirable) 




Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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