Senior Finance Business Partner

Posted 28 Nov 2018

Feltham, Greater London, Greater London - United Kingdom

Req Id 184506


A career is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. 

We are looking for a true business partner, someone who will be integral to the ambitious plans we have for our UK&I Biopharma business. The Senior Finance Business Partner will be aligned to our Oncology and Neurology businesses which are at the forefront of bringing life changing treatments to patients with complex conditions. Be a part of our mission and journey to improve lives. Use your Finance Business Partnering skills to help us achieve amazing things. 

Your Role:

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Business Partnering:

  • Provide quality support to the Commercial organisation with respect to decision making regarding sales, pricing and margins. Act as a consultant to the relevant franchise heads, using financial analysis and business acumen to present performance and advise on future plans to meet targets.
  • Ensure Head of Controlling and country leadership team have the strategic financial support needed for decision making for where to invest and where and when to reallocate financial resources and capital.
  • Significant involvement in budget meetings/planning process and challenge or push-back on the financial indicators/investment that will impact the business and present them or recommend their adoption.
  • Review key business processes and implement key actions that results in business productivity gains. Highlighting key performance issues and critical gaps
  • Participate in developing business strategy with the Head of Controlling and Commercial organisation.
  • Other business as relevant

Financial Excellence:

  • Develop and maintain Business Performance Tracking System (including P&L, relevant Balance Sheet & Cash Flow KPIs for Country / Cluster).
  • Develop and maintain Business Performance Tracking System (including P&L, relevant Balance Sheet & Cash Flow KPIs for Country / Cluster).
  • Delivering financial analysis to challenge the business and provide monthly review of sales and allocated spend against budget
  • Data mining from various systems for analysis and creation of reports that provide timely, accurate and actionable information to decision makers
  • Identifying and measuring key performance indicators and drivers
  • Identifying key trends and planning / challenging accordingly, inclusive of pricing and promotional activities
  • Prepare review reports for business team
  • Prepare Brand Profitability / Performance Statement with comments & key insights
  • Financial evaluation of all major decisions with respect to investments, major spend or launch of new products / Business development
  • Other business as relevant

Who you are:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Business partnering experience
  • Ability to work in a complex fast paced organisation
  • Familiarity with SAP based systems would be advantageous

We are a company committed to investing in and developing our employees, the career prospects within this role are quite broad and will depend on the individuals’ aspirations and their desire to challenge themselves.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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