Reporting directly to the Global Head of Finance Biosimilars and
dotted line to the Vice President, US Finance & Operations, the
Director of Finance, will lead the finance function for the U.S.
Ophthalmology Biosimilar business unit and will be a member of the
Biosimilars finance organization. S/he will partner with the
Biosimilar Ophthalmology franchise unit head and his/her respective
team to provide financial insight and contribute to the development
of functional strategy and long-term operational strategy of the
business. By applying broad industry knowledge, financial analysis,
and market insight; s/he will drive financial performance of the
unit and aim to have the best-in-class launch and continued success
of the first Biogen Biosimilar products in the U.S.
This position drives all financial processes including the
annual plan, forecasts and strategic plans as well as quarter close
and other financial and business analyses.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to strike a balance
between supporting the business and challenging assumptions and
will have the need to negotiate with senior leaders across the
organization. The role requires both strategic thinking and the
ability to manage complex problems in addition to the ability to
synthesize these details into the big picture to drive actions
across a variety of areas. The Director Finance will serve as a
thought leader and member of the U.S. Ophthalmology Franchise Team
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.
1. FINANCIAL PLANNING & FORECASTING:
Direct all strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting,
resource allocation and optimization of the Biosimilar business
within in the U.S. 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 the key resource in assessing and compiling
justifications for business investments
2. 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 and drive analytic approach to
understanding and measuring performance which provides actionable
feedback to the franchise leadership, incorporating market and
3. OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP:
Lead and direct all Finance activities within the US BBU
As a member of the US Ophthalmology BBU leadership team,
contribute to the resolution of complex functional and long-term
strategic problems, as well as, the implementation of
Communicate frequently and effectively with both the local US
franchise team as well the Global international teams to ensure
alignment and consistency on the strategic direction, decisive
action and process. In addition, ensure correct processes within
the US affiliate Finance team on all the back-office Finance
responsibilities supporting the US BBU team.
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.
4. 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
franchise 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.
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
Qualifications · 12+ years of broad financial experience within
the life sciences industry.
· Financial planning and analysis experience and P&L
accountability encompassing accounting, modeling, budgets and
forecasting which drive decision-making.
· Experience supporting U.S. commercial functions is ideal.
· Demonstrated leadership skills, proven ability to effectively
engage, inspire, motivate and achieve results through others.
· Proven business partnering including the executive maturity
and awareness to achieve the appropriate balance between supporting
and challenging the business.
· 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
· Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or
Business-related field; MBA or CPA strongly preferred.
· Thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical / biopharma
industry. Working knowledge of the scientific drug development
process, including key functional areas, legal, regulatory and
Additional Information All your information will be kept
confidential according to EEO guidelines.