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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or 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:  Commercial Finance Analyst

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Sep 9, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154569 - Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Location: Guildford, UK

Reporting to: Commercial Finance Manager


The Company:
At Hill’s we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding nutrition, and the most promising people.

Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills’ mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together.
We are a dynamic and mighty team, with big dreams and big opportunities for those that join in our mission. Joining our company will also offer you the opportunity to build a strong career path across the wider Colgate-Palmolive world so if you’re interested in work that matters and want to be part of our exciting journey, we invite you to apply!


Job Purpose

In this role you will provide timely and insightful financial and strategic support to multiple areas of the business, and support and assist in analysis, planning, reporting, and business decision support. The nature of this role will give you unique access to leadership and cross functional teams.


Main Responsibilities

  • Providing financial analysis, assistance or support, as needed, to cross-functional teams
  • Strengthening business analytics through utilizing of data visualization tools
  • Using external and internal data, drive growth by generating data driven brand and customer analytics
  • Delivery of insightful analysis on performance across various KPIs/segments
  • Working closely with the Marketing teams on managing brand investment spend, ensuring accurate monthly forecasts and Budgets.
  • Evaluating promotional pricing plans and strategies
  • Maintain Pricing , Promo and Customer Terms in SAP
  • Complete monthly rebate calculations timeously
  • Set Up Vendors and monthly Purchase Order goods receipts of Key Vendors.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement, development, modification, and implementation of financial systems as necessary
  • Complete ad hoc analysis for the senior stakeholders


Personal Attributes

  •  A highly motivated Bachelor degree in one of the following Accounting/Finance/Economics/Engineering
  • 2-3 years of diversified, related financial experience; previous experience in financial planning, budgeting, scenario modeling, and / or forecasting processes
  • Very strong analytical skills and SAP proficiency required
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, multiple activities and set priorities
  • Strong communication skills as well as ability to clearly present financial issues are essential
  • Proven ability to think creatively and display the initiative to generate ideas and improve results
  • Experience in a retail/ FMCG or multi-site operation is advantageous


Key Challenges

As a key business partner , you will be working closely with the rest of the finance and commercial team to ensure team deadlines are met, assist in strategic planning,commercial plans are optimized, and generally be responsible for creation, analysis and representations for the financials of the areas you support.

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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