Senior Manager of Transformation Finance - Biotech

Posted 02 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Medical Devices
Contact NameZac Cisotti

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a leading Biotechnology organisation, in their search for a Senior Manager of Transformation Finance to play a key role in improving the financial processes of the site.

Senior Manager of Transformation Finance - Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for alignment of accounting and finance activities across 2 manufacturing sites to business unit and corporate policies

  • Integral part of the Finance Leadership team

  • Collaborate with the Business Unit Finance Director in providing solutions to accomplish multiple financial related tasks

  • Process Alignment: Implement process alignment projects across various finance activities to promote standardized global approaches to financial planning, analytical reporting, and accounting

  • Gross Margin Expansion: Support gross margin expansion initiatives by highlighting progress on key drivers and promoting standard and comparable ways of reporting

  • Work to understand opportunities to connect and integrate data from these different systems to reduce time spent on non-value add manual data aggregation work for the Finance function

  • Develop strong relationships with groups across the site and business unit

  • Partner with the finance team and functional teams to understand process gaps and improvement needs where Transformation efforts can be most impactful

  • Engage with Business Unit and other site leaders to benchmark and leverage best practices

  • Recommend and communicate vision for Finance reporting

  • Act as a change agent and strive to build unity across the site and Business Unit

  • Support accounting close activities as needed

  • Initiate processes to produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial analysis that are clear, concise, and actionable

  • Align accounting policies for a systematic approach to following corporate policies

  • Provide relevant data, analysis, and fact-based recommendations

  • Drive documentation of all processes across the finance function to be robust and transferrable for new team members

  • Contribute by improving monthly and annual forecasting S&OP process to better align stakeholders and gain buy-in

  • Improve work life balance of the finance team through efforts to reduce manual processes, and engage more with shared services

Senior Manager of Transformation Finance - Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or MBA preferred

  • Demonstrated work experience within business operations implementing operational improvement solutions across multiple departments and fields simultaneously

  • Outstanding financial analysis skills

  • Strong eye for business and judgement

  • Business analysis, financial planning and reporting skills that generate business insights that add measurable value

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills

  • Consistent record of working effectively in a highly matrixed environment and capable of gaining dedication and coordinate action for initiatives

  • Ability to have effective working relationships across the company at both site, business unit, and corporate level

  • Demonstrate the following behavioral attributes: Adaptable, Resilient, Accurate, Inquisitive, Influential

  • Ability to develop and implement processes that are effective and efficient

  • More than 5 years in controlling/business finance positions with demonstrated success

  • Solid understanding of accounting regulations and company accounting policies and practices, and unquestioned integrity in the application of such standards

  • SAP and Hyperion experience is a plus

  • Meaningful experience in manufacturing preferred

  • Advanced desktop application experience Microsoft Power point, Excel, Word, and Access

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and SEC reporting

  • Ability to travel up to <10% of the time

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.