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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 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, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

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:  Senior Plant Financial Analyst

Travel Required ?:  No Travel

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 89710 - Sanford, Maine, United States


Job Summary:  


The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for Cost & Inventory activities related to the plant. This position providing leadership and support to Tom’s overall Supply Chain End to End. 


 Responsibilities include


  • Providing support and representation, primarily related to the Sanford Maine manufacturing site, logistic and  contract manufacturing
  • Participate on Plant cross-functional continuous improvement teams as appropriate
  • Material Loss/Gain analysis and support continuous improvement projects
  • Coordinate technician payroll in collaboration with local HR
  • Coordinate relationship with business partners (CBS) on quarterly cost revisions, month-end activities
  • Collaborate with Plant Engineering on Capital Management program
  • Monitors Capital Projects against defined objectives and development / validation of support Financials
  • Provides input on Fixed Assets (Capital Projects) for Budget & LE's
  • Reviews capitalized projects for appropriateness
  • Coordinates, performs, documents Fixed Assets physical count, and validation of results (e.g. potential write offs)
  • Support business partners on Future Cost Planning development to support margin growth
  • Create simulations to determine impact of input changes as necessary
  • Provide reporting and analysis to business partners on impact to P&L
  • Prepare estimated Product Cost for new and changed / revised formula products
  • Perform Balance Sheet and Plant Variance Analyses, highlight issues on purchase price variances to Procurement
  • Provide support in driving FTG discipline; validate potential savings, track results and ensure implementation of savings projects
  • Coordination of Budget process and presentation to senior leadership, ensuring adherence to timelines and data submission requirements
  • Prepare annual budget facility conversion costs
  • Analyze and verify budget cost changes vs. actual prior periods and forecasts of future months
  • Support plant inventory (RPW) analysis, wall to wall and cyclical physical inventory counts, reconcile and report on SMI / consignment inventory with suppliers.
  • Identify accruals and reserve for month-end close 
  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley around inventory and Fixed Assets, establish and enhance control processes
  • Liaise with other Plants and Division Finance, Procurement, Product Supply Chain and External Auditors
  • Engage with local Tom’s Finance and Tom’s Commercial teams on special projects, as needed
  • Review of certain invoices including inbound freight invoices and ad hoc support of ebuy/payment processes and on-the-job training to team members, reconcile GR/IR accounts and work with PO owners and suppliers to resolve issues.

Support Tom’s CS&L team on

  • Inquiries specific to Tom’s distribution centers and payments
  • Review inventory levels and forecast total Tom’s inventories
  • Review contract manufacturer raw/pack inventory levels with procurement.
  • Annual property tax filings for Sanford and Kennebunk sites.


Willingness and ability to work in a Plant environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines, which may require working extended/flexible hours.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Accounting or Finance concentration preferred
  • At least 2 years of financial or plant experience required
  • Strong relevant systems knowledge (Spreadsheet and SAP) required
  • Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills required to interact with Supply Chain Operations to investigate operational matters


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Supply Chain understanding desirable
  • CPA or MBA strongly preferred
  • SOX knowledge preferred

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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Maine

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