Commercial business planning Develop deep understanding of the Colgate business planning system Leverage commercial plans to develop the latest estimates and budgets Provide monthly analysis of the commercial sales plan versus budget or latest estimates Support the evaluation of promotional impact and conduct cost benefit analyses (ROI) Monitor key competitive investment by account
Trade spending control and reporting Perform trade spending analysis comparing actual spend to the budget and latest estimates Meet with customers’ finance team as needed Approve pricing requests in accordance with price strategy
Financial control Assist team leaders in monitoring customer and category income statements Ensure that total customer / trade spending is in-
line with trade spending plan
Control of SAP agreements Periodically review agreements to ensure that they are properly maintained in SAP
Support and / or coordinate internal and external audit engagements
Perform ad-hoc analysis for management and financial reporting purposes
Co-operate with the legal department and credit agencies to periodically determine customer credit terms
Collaborate with Colgate Shared Services on Collections and Financial Reporting Collaborate with C2C on deductions balances.
Assist with money collection, credit analysis as needed Support with the swift and accurate resolution of customer claims
Manages special projects, as required.
Identifies priorities and highlights potential issues.
Manages activities against established time frames.
Understands the impact of inaccuracies in reporting, ensures correct data in analysis.
Is very receptive / cooperative to providing financial education / clarification to non-financial colleagues
Be proactive and energetic.
Understands in detail the company commercial processes.
Good knowledge of GAAP accounting
Possess a complete understanding of all financial transactions related to marketing and selling reports from the originating transaction to final report.
Understands marketing policies.
Understands order processing, sales and distribution operations and the related gross to net implications.
Proficiency in English language and computer literacy are a must (knowledge of Excel, Word, SAP).
F.Education and Experience Required
University degree in Finance / Economics
At least 3 years-experience preferably in commercial Finance (FMCG) and / or in well-known international audit company