Posted to MedZilla on 10/14/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Mgr - Retail GI Finance SR0035145-MZ


Manages the comprehensive, objective, and timely financial planning, analysis and reporting for the brand business while effectively acting as the chief financial officer of the brand or franchise. Directs all facets of the brand including sales forecasting, marketing related expenses, etc. The candidate serves as the primary finance resource to continually challenge key assumptions from the franchise head, marketing director and managers, weighing in and providing guidance on key investment initiatives Continually directs accurate and value-added ad-hoc analyses to address ongoing management concerns and issues, evolving with the needs of the business over time.

  • Strategically works with the franchise head, marketing director and managers to develop and monitor all aspects of the franchise or brand P&L including:
    • Sales forecasts (gross units and dollars, rebates & discounts, etc) and actual sales results, in conjunction with corresponding Contracts & Pricing counterparts and taking ownership of the franchise/brand sales projections.
    • Gross profitability for the franchise/brand, planning and monitoring royalties, profit splits, and COGs related impacts on profitability.
    • Direct Commercial expenses, primarily Marketing project and admin expenditures but also working to understand impact of Sales Force allocated expenses to the brand/franchise P&L.
  • Drive the alignment of decision-making and forecasting assumptions among the various internal Finance groups (Forecasting, Contracts & Pricing, Gross to Net) and external brand owners (Franchise Head, Brand directors/managers).
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Contracts and Pricing group to incorporate detailed volume and pricing/channel mix assumptions required to forecast ASP and projected volume by product line.
  • Direct and drive meaningful quantitative analyses and business discussions based on price, volume, cost, and mix performance.
  • Oversee concise and well thought out financial presentations for Plan/Update reviews with senior level management within the US BU and TPC.
  • Develop and proactively communicate all relevant, reliable, and insightful information/analysis to Franchise Heads/Brand directors/managers.
  • Ensure all pertinent sales related accounting records and analyses meet the internal/external audit requirements.
  • Provide professional and motivational leadership for employees reporting directly to this position, review work performed by direct reports to ensure accuracy and relevance.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor s degree in Finance or Accounting required, MBA/MSF desirable.
  • Pharmaceuticals/Biotech experience preferred
  • A minimum of 5-7 years experience in financial modeling and planning
  • 1-3 years supervisory or project/program management experience
  • Strong analytical, project management, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced financial modeling skills
  • Ability to work on fast-paced team and drive timelines and deliverables
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with all levels of management
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, TM1, IBM Planning Analytics).

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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