Senior Director of Finance - Biotech

Posted 17 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Large Molecule
Contact NameSiobhan Mcloughlin

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a growing Biotech organisation in their search for a Senior Director of Finance to join the organisation as part of their Drug Product Division which operates as a CDMO for large and speciality pharma and biotech companies.

Senior Director of Finance - Responsibilities:

  • Report into the VP of Finance and matrix into the Business Unit Vice President and General Manager
  • The wider team serves global customers, being accountable for the underlying operational results with full ownership of the consolidated P&L
  • Lead a team of approx. 40 associates
  • Play an important role in steering the long-term growth of the business while ensuring execution of the short-term objectives sustaining the future investments cycle
  • Provide sound business partnering and a thorough analytical framework to help the business: improve the assets' utilisation, via commercial wins and operational efficiency, prioritise the investment opportunities, evolve the business model with the aim of delivering outstanding customer experience and generate the highest value for the company
  • Deliver financial objectives through efficient resource utilisation and improved execution
  • Own all the financial processes: forecast in close collaboration with Supply Chain and Business Management
  • Leverage the captive finance shared service centre (India) under the supervision of the Global Business Services team
  • Report into Group and Corporate through the standard reporting system suites & monthly and quarterly operational reviews
  • Fiduciary responsibilities involving balance sheet accuracy, internal and external audits, SOX & Systems Access compliance. Full implementation and respect of all the corporate policies
  • Own the business's Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process as well as play a key role in developing the long-range strategy for the business
  • Establish and improve performance metrics to assist with investment evaluation and decision-making with accurate and timely reporting and analysis of data
  • Partner with the Commercial team to target the opportunities that are the best fit within our network of sites and improves our capabilities and capacity
  • Operate in strong alignment with the other supporting functions (i.e. Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain, PPI, Procurement) to constantly improve the operational efficiency. Fully demonstrate the benefits of the digital transformation in both the finance organisation itself and the total business unit
  • Recruit, retain, and grow a diverse team of Finance professionals, providing them with leadership, coaching and long-term career development
  • Remove barriers to execution by constantly re-assessing and simplifying the functional and cross-functional processes

Senior Director of Finance - Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or other relevant area
  • 15 years of Finance experience with meaningful exposure to manufacturing and other operational finance settings (supply chain, large capital investments, quality)
  • Supervision of large teams located across several sites and/or countries
  • Effective communication at every level of the organisation
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with individuals and teams developing strong relationships
  • Focus on continuous improvement & confirmed experience in process optimisation
  • Balance multiple projects and complete them timely and efficiently
  • Must possess high level of integrity and ethics, strong eye for business, and well-developed analytical skills
  • Bring a passion to mentor and empower your teams to collaborate to achieve higher business performance

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700.