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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:  Business Analyst Northern Europe

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  May 22, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 153251 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom


Hey - Colgate is looking for you!

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 iconic household brands (like Colgate, Sanex, Palmolive, Ajax, Softlan and more), 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.


Now there is a fantastic opportunity for a curious and passionate Analytic Wizard  to join our Northern Europe Hub Marketing Team. Could this be you? 


We are looking for a new colleague who can join us for a 12 months fixed term contract with the possibility of extension or other permanent opportunities in the pipeline. 


What’s the job purpose?  

As a Business Analyst  - in a flexible work environment (3 days in office a week) -  you will be responsible for leading all enhanced and detailed business performance analysis and reviews for the Northern Europe Hub (UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland), leveraging the most appropriate data sources. You will help the business to accurately understand the actual and future evolution of the business performance and the impact of the different sales drivers and, as a result, will recommend the most appropriate actions to fix and / or improve the business performance. You are data agnostic and completely familiar with all data sources - meaning not only more traditional data sources (e.g. retail and consumer panel) but also embrace and leverage the new data sources coming in e.g. e-comm, digital marketing, professional data ecosystem etc.

You will report to the Business Analytics Manager, Europe with a dotted line to the Hub Marketing Director.

The responsibilities are: 

  • Business Reviews: strategic analysis and deep dives for management, identify and map main business opportunities, read and anticipate key market trends. Also compile bi-annual category overviews to support Hub MYR/Budget process 

  • Read business performance via 360’ degrees assessment, leveraging multiple data sources and information

  • Responsible for Descriptive Analytics for the Hub, to provide in-depth, fast and holistic category and business performance understanding and diagnostics fully embedded into the business. Forecast and planning, including strategic growth scenario development

  • Panels Management: Implement continuous process to maximize service & data quality from business partners i.e. Nielsen, Kantar and ensure alignment with quality standards

  • Manage the contracts and set performance KPIs and conduct quarterly/annual reviews of data providers

  • Ensure commercial team have access to the necessary training

  • Support / contribute to analytics projects (MMM, price, promo, portfolio and on-line) with proper tools, consultancy and analysis


Yes - this is totally me! My key competencies and background holds: 

  • 5+ years Analytics experience from either client and/or agency side

  • High competence in Nielsen systems i.e answers/i-sights

  • Outstanding Excel skills and very high competency in managing a large number of data files

  • Obsession with analytics and actionable insights

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure, plan and set priorities

  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and influence people at all levels of the organization

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and decision making skills

  • Curiosity and proactivity to identify new opportunities for improvement and work with other functions to gain buy-in and initiate change

  • Team player – self starter, highly motivated with the teamwork skills to work collaboratively across functions to achieve results

  • Growth mindset & can do attitude


If you’ve read this far, we bet it’s because you’re serious about joining a group of passionate people so just hit the “apply” button and submit your application. 


We look forward to welcoming you. 

Our new colleague will join the team at our UK Office in Guildford (we are at the office 3 days a week) - having fun while growing the markets in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. 


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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