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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Commercial Finance Manager

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 25, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 159281 - Roma, Lazio, Italy

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 recognized 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!


​The Commercial Finance Manager will work closely with the Commercial teams to drive profitable growth through optimized planning, execution & monitoring of the commercial plans. A key feature will be driving the RGM (revenue growth management) processes within the business & ensuring it is embedded in the monthly discipline, proactively engaging the commercial teams to ensure we reach our goals. Planning & monitoring the financial impacts of new product launches, investment opportunities & brand performance will also be key.  


The position will also be involved in the analysis & planning of the financial statements through the various Budget cycles & month close discipline, with particular focus on the management of A&P.


The role will report to the Hill’s Italy Finance Director and is based in Rome, Italy. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Commercial Finance

  • Lead monthly discipline CBP meetings ensuring that RGM is present as a key element

  • Drive RGM (Revenue Growth Management) mindset in the subsidiary and lead annual cycles with the commercial team

  • Support the Commercial teams in developing the financial elements of their plans & decisions, including but not exclusive to, ROI calculation, forecasting brand profitability and new product analyses


Financial Planning & Closing

  • Lead, prepare & submit Budget/LE/MRE processes by partnering with all functions

  • Prepare & Analyze exhibits for business reviews with FD 

  • Analyze brand performance and offer recommendations to drive profitability

  • Manage & control local advertising accruals and prepare their corresponding monthly balance sheet reconciliations

  • Partner with Regional B&P on special projects & ad-hoc requests


Other Activities

  • Manage pricing conditions in SAP

  • Support C2C & the Customer Accounting Mgr.  in resolving pricing claims

  • Complete quarterly SOX testing requirements


Education/Experience and Skill requirements: 

  • Basic qualifications include: 

    • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Administration, Finance or Accounting

    • Minimum 5 years relevant experience

    • Advanced English language skills

    • Basic Italian or willingness to learn it

    • Proficiency in Excel, SAP, Google suite


Leadership & Functional Competencies: 

  • Ability to challenge, collaborate and communicate with finance & cross functionally

  • Strong analytical skills & data driven thinking

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Business Understanding

  • Cross-Organizational Partnership

  • Financial & Business Analysis


Location: Italy, Rome


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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