Finance Associate Manager, PetSmart

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest 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.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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LOCATION: Arizona, Phoenix

Position Purpose:

The Finance Manager – PetSmart is responsible for providing financial direction & leadership related to the PetSmart Customer Development Team (CDT).  This is accomplished by leveraging financial analysis in order to enhance demand through PetSmart in a cost-effective way by managing the Customer(s) P&L, managing trade spend, and providing financial analysis to understand business trends and recommend actionable insights.  In addition, the Financial Manager is responsible for understanding the Customer(s) financial approach to the business and Joint Business Planning.  This requires working collaboratively with other CDT members as well as externally with the customer.  


Let's talk about responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in account planning and business reviews by evaluating promotional plans (pre and post).  Recommend profitable business building programs.  Identify risk and opportunities, communicating the financial impact to the Customer Development Team and to Corporate Finance.
  • Develops insights and recommendations based on data and analytics in conjunction with team members based on all available data sources, to include Nielsen data, BW, POS and shopper data.
  • Proactively control on a day to day basis all trade-related spending for the PetSmart account, including gross-to-net, media, shopper, and consumer promotion.
  • Ensure compliance with audit requirements and manage the monthly closing process and reporting in order to ensure integrity of financial reporting and accurate variance explanations.
  • Manage external Joint Business Planning and Customer terms negotiations process in conjunction with CDT members to ensure realistic forecasting, monitoring of business performance, and reporting fo Retail Sales and Trade investment in customer's language and fiscal periods.
  • Manage the CDT budgets and planning process, gaining alignment with the CDT and coordinate with Corporate Finance to deliver targets.  Ensure integrity of data in all related systems.
  • Develop Customer P&L’s for financial estimates, annual budgets and trade analytics for the PetSmart account.
  • Analyze and recommend methods to improve GTN effectiveness and ensure integrity of data and proper cost allocations.


Basic qualifications include:

  • 5+ year’s relevant Accounting/Financial experience including support of a commercial team
  • Bachelor's degree; Accounting/Finance concentration
  • CPG experience
  • Strong Excel skills



It's nice to have:

  • CPA/MBA Preferred.






Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. 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.

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