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Director, Finance, MS Franchise

Company: Biogen
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

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 performance.

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 ownership.

· 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 preferred.

· 7+ years broad financial experience within the life sciences industry

· 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 through others.

· 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 skills.

· 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 judgment.

· 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 commercial concepts.

· 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 winning.

· Unparalleled ethics and integrity; commitment to team and company values.

Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Biogen, Fort Lauderdale , Director, Finance, MS Franchise, Other , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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