Reporting directly to the Vice President, US Finance &
Operatiog, the Director MS Finance, will lead the financial
planning & analysis function for the largest business within the
U.S. Commercial organization for this high-growth, multi-billion
dollar biopharmaceutical company. S/he will partner with the
business unit head and his/her respective team to provide
best-in-class financial analysis, reporting and insights which
support decision-making and the allocation of resources in order to
drive operating efficiency and grow the business. This position
drives all financial processes including the annual budget,
forecasts and strategic plans as well as quarter close and other
financial and business analyses. The ideal candidate will have
experience supporting Commercial organizations inclusive of
knowledge of gross-to-net calculations in addition to the ability
to strike a balance between supporting the business and challenging
assumptions. The role requires both strategic thinking and the
ability to manage complex details in addition to the ability to
synthesize these details into the big picture to drive actions
across a variety of areas.
In this highly visible, key leadership role, the Director MS
Finance will serve as a thought leader and member of the U.S.
Financial Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be a
highly-motivated, immensely-organized, results-driven individual
with executive presence, exceptional communication skills, sound
judgment and a ‘can-do’ attitude. S/he will be a passionate leader
capable of inspiring his/her team of two to achieve superior
This position offers tremendous visibility, organizational
impact and opportunity for future advancement.
Key Areas of Responsibility
· FINANCIAL PLANNING & FORECASTING : Direct all strategic
financial planning, budgeting, forecasting functions, resource
allocation and optimization for the largest business within the
U.S. Commercial P&L. Provide decision support to senior
management for planning and measuring financial results. Work
closely with line management, establish major economic objectives
for the business unit and prepare budgets and forecasts of revenue,
expenses, and earnings based on past, present and future operations
and indicators. Champion efforts to both support and challenge
assumptions, identify business opportunities and proactively manage
risks. Serve as a key resource in assessing and compiling
justifications for business investments.
· FINANCIAL ANALYSIS & REPORTING : Drive financial analysis and
reporting processes for the business. Develop, analyze, and
interpret financial analytics in order to appraise operating
results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and
other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating
effectiveness of the organization. Oversee the development of
accurate and timely financial and management reports for the
business and provide insightful analysis on key business drivers.
Identify risks and opportunities and evaluate financial and
strategic alternatives to improve both top line and bottom line
results. Confirm financial statements for accuracy and clarity.
Oversee complete P&L, balance sheet and inventory forecasts.
Drive analytic approach to understanding and measuring performance
which provides actionable feedback to Commercial leadership,
incorporating market and competitive dynamics.
· OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP : Lead and direct the Business Planning
& Analysis function within the franchise. Recruit, train and
motivate a high performing team to achieve results in a very
fast-paced environment. Set high standards and lead courageously
through change. Communicate frequently and effectively to ensure
alignment and consistency of direction while encouraging autonomy,
decisive action and an entrepreneurial spirit. Provide helpful
feedback and coaching to encourage both personal and professional
development of team. Consistently inspire team to achieve superior
performance and surpass goals. Foster a performance driven culture
aimed at rewarding contributions and results. Develop constructive
relationships with internal constituents. Operate with an
enterprising mindset of continuous improvement and best practice
sharing, willing to adjust strategy as needed and apply learnings
to future opportunities. Ensure process optimization and
· EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP : Serve as a business partner and
financial advisor to business unit leadership in the development
and implementation of operational and strategic objectives and
plans. Establish and recommend financial objectives which support
business unit strategies and plans. Provide a sophisticated and
robust view of future performance across a range of outcomes, with
clearly identified risks and potential inflection points impacting
current and future financial and investment decisions. Assist
business unit leadership in the preparation of capital spending
justifications and accountability. Define and develop high-impact
executive communications, including presentations for Executive
Committee, Board meetings, and Earnings preparation as well as town
halls and other meetings. Participate in leadership forums,
providing P&L and performance insights. Work cross-functionally
and closely with leadership team to form strong and collaborative
partnerships with peers and key stakeholders which ensure
organization alignment and the achievement of business objectives.
Establish credibility throughout the organization and position self
as an effective problem-solver and driver of business growth.
· COMPLIANCE : Ensure legal and regulatory compliance for the
strategic and operational direction of the company. Establish and
maintain systems and controls which verify the integrity of all
processes, procedures and data, and enhance the company’s value.
Communicate and monitor compliance with financial policies and
reporting requirements. Work proactively with external auditors and
senior management to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act
of 2002 requirements, GAAP (General Accepted Accounting
Principles), SEC regulations and all statutory requirements.
Qualifications · Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance,
Economics or Business-related field; MBA or CPA strongly
· 7+ years broad financial experience within the life sciences
· Experience supporting U.S. commercial functions including
knowledge of gross-to-net calculations is ideal.
· Demonstrated leadership skills with ability to attract, build,
lead, develop and retain a high-performance team. A proven ability
to effectively engage, inspire, motivate and achieve results
· Business savvy, strong financial acumen and the ability to
understand complex business drivers to synthesize into the big
picture; demonstrates curiosity about the business.
· Superior technical knowledge and skills in analytics, business
foresight and problem-solving. Solid knowledge of accounting
principles and financial systems fluency, data processing and
reporting tools. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel,
PowerPoint, Word). Proven business partnering including the
executive maturity and awareness to achieve the appropriate balance
between supporting and challenging the business.
· Financial planning and analysis experience and P&L
accountability encompassing accounting, modeling, budgets and
forecasting which drive decision-making.
· Organizational savvy. Resourceful with strong networking and
relationship management skills. Achieves goals through influencing
and partnering at all levels and across the organization to
contribute to the overall direction and success of the business.
Navigates organizational complexities and champions change. Ability
to establish credibility across diverse audiences.
· Demonstrated competence in thinking strategically,
analytically, conceptually and innovatively. Excellent project
management, time management and decision-making abilities.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, rapidly changing
priorities and thrive in an intense, fast-paced environment.
Attention to detail, strong organizational and follow-up
· High EQ. Polished executive presence and exceptional
interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and
presentation) to effectively address and present to individuals
across all levels. Fully transparent; exercises sound business
· Articulates complex financial concepts in a clear and concise
manner to drive optimized decision-making.
· Thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical / biopharma
industry. Working knowledge of the scientific drug development
process, including key functional areas, legal, regulatory and
· Autonomous, self-starter who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced
environment; “roll up your sleeves” culture. Intellectual
curiosity, high energy, drive for results, and passion for
· Unparalleled ethics and integrity; commitment to team and
Additional Information All your information will be kept
confidential according to EEO guidelines.