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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:  Budget & Planning Finance Analyst

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Jan 19, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 151134 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Now there is a fantastic opportunity for a purpose driven Budget & Planning Finance Analyst to join our Colgate Team. Could this be you?


Hub: Northern Europe

Location: Guildford, UK

Reporting to: Oral Care Finance Manager 


We are Colgate-Palmolive - a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.


Our strong culture of diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Collaboration and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and experiences.


We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. 


Job Purpose

  • Business partnering and financial support to the Northern Europe Hub and Subsidiary (UK & Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Marketing and Commercial Teams
  • Financial Planning, Reporting and Control
  • Month end financial closing


Main Responsibilities

  • 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

  • Financial Analysis with Financial statement understanding
  • Business perspective and understanding
  • Advanced Excel/ Google Sheet Skills
  • SAP and Business Warehouse skills preferred
  • Suitable for a high potential graduate or somebody early in their finance career and considering CIMA certification


Personal Attributes

  • 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

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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