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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:  B&P Finance Analyst - 12 Month FTC

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 28, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 160040 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

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!


Location: Woking

Duration: 12 Month Contract

Reporting to: Senior Finance Manager - Oral Care


Why work for Colgate

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.
  • The Colgate Values: We are Caring, We are Inclusive and We are Courageous are integral to how we operate every day


Job purpose

The role will be responsible for Business partnering and financial support to the Northern Europe Hub and Subsidiary (UK & Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Marketing and Commercial Teams. This will include Financial Planning, Reporting,  Control and month end financial closing


What you will do:

  • Business Partner to the Oral Care Consumer Experience (Marketing) team, responsible for improving the financial KPIs of your categories:
  • Elevate Financial understanding of your category profitability through added value financial analysis
  • Partner with Consumer Experience on NPD process to optimise new products financial incrementality and ensure execution is in line with the plans
  • Develop P&L scenario modelling to optimise ROI of business opportunities
  • Anticipate any gap vs Budget / LE assumptions and collaborate on mitigation plans
  • Responsibility for local Hub reporting:
  • Issue accurate reporting on time (Sales, Margin, P&L analytics)
  • Continuously improve the analytics provided to the teams through use of advanced excel/ Google sheets functionalities or use of new technologies
  • As a member of B&P team you contribute to the quarterly and monthly financial closing and you will collaborate with the rest of the B&P team to meet various divisional requests for the hub
  • You will contribute to finance or multi-functional projects
  • You will drive continuous improvement through identification of potential process efficiencies and drive simplification initiatives

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Financial Analysis with Financial statement understanding
  • Business perspective and understanding
  • Advanced Excel/ Google Sheet Skills
  • SAP and Business Warehouse skills preferred
  • Works with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication skills
  • Structured, organised, able to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.
  • Proactive, shows initiative and ownership
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset

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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