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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:  Customer Finance Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 19, 2022
Partial remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 144824 - San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica

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.


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 commercial Investment, Average Selling Price, 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 Average Selling Price, commercial Investment 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 Net Sales 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.

  • Evaluate the promotional grid for ROI (Return of Investment) analysis.

  • Together with the 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.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

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

  • At least 3 years in the Finance area with orientation towards the commercial area

  • 75% of English language

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Office (Excel), Windows


Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in SAP, BW and BI management (desirable)

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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