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Senior Finance Director
Posted on 8/25/2022
Uxbridge, UK
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience
  • Extensive experience managing a team
  • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP and robust experience in internal controls
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work constructively across a complex matrix structure with multiple partners
  • Extensive financial planning and analysis background and extensive experience with business planning cycle, budgeting process, demand forecasting, and profitability analysis
  • Solid understanding of commercial business models
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment often with aggressive deadlines and quick turnarounds
  • Successful development of talent
  • Highest level of integrity, work ethic and financial stewardship
  • Excellent working knowledge of financial systems including SAP and Hyperion preferred
  • Pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical experience preferred
  • Leadership of the financial planning process including the development and roll out of ambitious financial goals and targets that are grounded in facts and/or transparent assumptions for UKI
  • Financial analysis and guidance on business activities, targets and business drivers
  • Partnering closely with the UKI General Manager and be a member of the UKI Leadership Team, promoting fact-based resource allocation decisions
  • Monitoring of business performance for UKI. Challenging results and developing recommendations to improve financial performance. Identification and communication of the financial risks and opportunities. Leadership in the execution of the plans or mitigation action plan implementation
  • Developing a high performing Finance team focused on effective business partnering, internal controls and effective accounting processes. Contributing to the UKI Finance team success
  • Establishing a high level of credibility and managing working relationships with business partners and involved functions (Marketing, Medical, Sales, BI&A, Value Access & Pricing, etc.)
  • Stewardship of financial operations and reporting with the highest level of integrity. Representing the company as Statutory Director in the UKI
  • Lead the Financial Planning and Management Reporting Processes
  • In collaboration with the UKI General Manager set ambitious but achievable financial goals
  • Drive transparent financial reporting that link market insights and past performance with future outlook
  • Leverage BI&A capabilities to develop realistic sales forecast based on relevant market data
  • Articulate material risks/opportunities and lead design and execution of contingency plans
  • Drive continuous focus on simplification to enable maximum time for business support
  • Hold self and others to timelines, quality and accuracy
  • Effective communication of financial results and plans
  • Leverage Smart Budgeting to shape resource allocation across the markets to maximize the value creation
  • Drive usage of financial and market data for making informed business decisions
  • Partner with UKI LT and evaluate short vs. long term investments choices/trade offs in light of Company strategy, business priorities and OpEx targets
  • Build Finance Organization
  • Attract and develop finance talent
  • Serve as an inspirational and engaging leader who motivates and engages through clear articulation of company/function strategy, aligning priorities and resources to strategies, structuring department to meet anticipated needs and building best in class competencies through coaching and development in tandem with external pipelining strategies
  • Orchestrate development opportunities leveraging the Major Markets network (ToD, stretch assignments)
  • Constantly scan for best practices and implement concepts as appropriate
  • Highest Standards of Internal Controls across UKI markets
  • Facilitate ongoing dialogue in the markets to design, implement and maintain effective control standards
  • Continuously set the right tone from the top
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10,001+ employees

Biopharmaceutical development company
Company Overview
Bristol-Myers Squibb engages in the discovery, development, licensing, manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of pharmaceuticals.