Site Name: USA - Maryland - Rockville
Posted Date: Feb 28 2023
Site Lead Finance Partner, Finance Director Rockville (MA)
The role will be based at Rockville (Maryland) USA
As Site Lead Finance Partner, you will lead and deliver the site Finance function and financial support as the primary interface to the business, member of the site leadership team, including definition and implementation of the Site strategies and policies to optimize operations and improve competitiveness.
The Site Lead Finance Director will be a key partner in providing decision support, insights, counselling and challenge for both Site and Finance community. The successful candidate will play a key role with significant responsibility and exposure on executing our Pharma Supply Chain (PSC)strategy.
Job Purpose includes but not limited to:
Actively participate in the definition and implementation of the Site improvement strategies and policies as a member of the Site Leadership Team, providing input and option analysis for decision making.
Lead, manage and optimize the financial performance of the Site, in collaboration with the Site Leadership Team, Value Stream and the Support Function including Forecasting and Finance reporting cycles.
Ensure regulatory compliance of accounting statements and monthly Group Reporting, including sign-off with external group auditors.
Standardize reporting practices and tools.
Ensure an influential role in Global Finance and operational structures of PSC.
In this role you will:
Provide leadership and opinion/financial analysis to Site Director and Site Leadership team in line with leadership expectations.
Ensure adherence to challenging financial targets by close financial management. Ability to manage the financial targets that are allocated to site in terms of P&L, Balance Sheet and Working capital.
Optimize site financial performance & competitiveness to deliver margin improvements.
Define and participate in the implementation of site strategies in accordance with the policies and regulations of the Group.
Facilitate the communication of results and drive opportunities and corrective actions if necessary.
Provide decision support/financial consulting to the Business Units’ Leadership team and PSC senior executives.
Ensure an influential role in cross-functional and cross-site activities, as well as with external stakeholders.
Lead Financial Compliance including adherence to Finance.
Manual, Internal Control Framework and ABAC/TPO programme.
Ensure the standardization and simplification of financial process, tools and data (reporting, budget, etc.).
Coaching and talent development of the Site Finance Team.
The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and will have dealt with complex matters. They will be comfortable in having tough conversations with Senior Leaders.
We are looking for someone who can work effectively across boundaries – both cultural and functional. This international role requires partnership with other business areas, companies and countries, meaning a flexible communication style and astute cultural awareness are highly valued. You will be managing a small team so leadership capability is a must.
This role will require the candidate to be present at the Rockville site at least 3 days a week.
Qualifications and skills:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, Accounting and/or Finance.
5+ to 10+ years' experience in finance preferable in the pharmaceutical or Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
5+ to 10+ years’ experience in Financial Compliance including Statutory reporting, control framework, and internal and external audit experience.
5+ to 10+ years’ experience working and understanding ERP (SAP)systems as they affect the financial results including excellent data and computer skills.
Preferred qualifications and skills:
MBA preferred. Strong Business Partnering skills.
Demonstrated business skills with integrity and independent judgment to understand the underlying business drivers.
Experience as the Finance Lead of a Business Unit’s Leadership Team.
Broad knowledge of the pharmaceuticals business, accounting and finance, strategic and business planning, and budgeting.
Experience with the manufacturing and supply environment and systems, including cost accounting experience, highly desirable.
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