Senior Manager of Transformation Finance - Biotech

Posted 02 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Full Time
Discipline Medical Devices
Contact NameSiobhan Mcloughlin

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.