Posted to MedZilla on 5/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-GA, Director, Site Finance Head SR0034982-MZ


This role will be the Site Finance Head for our new greenfield/state of the art plasma manufacturing facility just outside of Covington, GA approximately 30 miles east of Atlanta, GA. The overall responsibilities for this role will be to fully develop and maintain all aspects of the financial management and reporting systems while strongly collaborating with your site business partners to provide financial insight and direction as we ramp up the facility across fractionation, purification and fill/finish. This is a critical role within the site leadership team to facilitate creating value for our patients.

  • Owns the monthly financial review processes with reporting, analysis of variances, action planning and assess risks & opportunities.
  • Works with your internal customers (Site & Global Business Partners and Global & Operating Unit Finance Partners) to understand their reporting needs and deliver clear financial reports and in process KPI s that allows teams to proactively deliver their team goals.
  • Finance Lead is responsible for meeting targeted Site and GMS (Global Manufacturing and Supply) Finance objectives, ensuring department objectives are aligned, translated to all and visually managed to drive efficiency.
  • Lead execution of financial planning processes: annual budget, forecasts (mid-year commitment/latest best estimates), mid-range plan
  • Develop the 3-year financial plan (MRP) for the site operations that includes annual standard costing updates, including product volumes, material costs, labor and overhead.
  • Develop in depth understanding of financial systems being used and how it affects financial reporting.
  • Establish and manage the Internal Control Platform working with corporate accounting, Takeda Business Services and Internal Audit ensuring all corporate governance standards (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley), local statutory requirements, and corporate finance and accounting policies, practices and procedures are met.
  • Drive the capital policy, evaluate new capital requirements and participate to the project prioritization.
  • Review and approve project controls reporting and provide transparency of risks/contingencies.
  • Sustained performance through lean leadership, robust learning and development planning, organization talent reviews and communication planning.
  • Create an environment of right first time in everything that we do through a focus on principles of lean, including simplification, standard work, visual management and a learning organization.
  • Responsible for timely updates of site achievements and challenges. Actively collaborating cross functionally to maintain a highly effective and productive end to end approach across our business.
  • Supports and leads local projects in support of sustainable improvements in productivity and improved financial processes
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with legal, EHS and all Takeda policies and procedures which are applicable to the site.
  • Be an ambassador for Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance. In addition to living Takeda s Values of Patient, Trust, Reputation, Business
  • Role model the leadership behaviors that creates a culture of respect and dignity in line with the Takeda Code of Conduct.

Key Skills

  • Ability to translate the vision and goals of the company and site to the Finance team.
  • Enterprise mindset to ensure the right prioritization for the site.
  • Excellent influencing/collaboration skills and teamwork mindset.
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Collaborates with Business Excellence peers across the Plasma Operating Unit and through external forums to drive business excellence across the site and champion business case development to support prioritization of highest value to the patient.
  • Proven ability in using a wide variety of lean tools and building capability within teams.
  • Change agent who will support the organization with good change management tools and techniques.
  • Strong Talent Developer with a focus on creating a continuous learning organization through active coaching.
  • Effective communicator with a proven ability to grow talent and future leaders, in addition, the ability to bridge communication gaps between finance and non-finance communities.
  • Promoting a culture where diversity and inclusion is part of the DNA.
  • Identifying and communicating risks in area of responsibility and across the site.
  • Creating strategies and plans to manage risk within Finance.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor s degree in Finance or Accounting. A post-graduate qualification (MBA, MSc., or PhD) is desired.
  • At least 10 years operational finance experience in manufacturing operations (biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical devices)
  • Proven people leader with demonstrated ability to develop and grow capability in individuals and teams. Minimum 8 years of management experience.
  • Strong analytical skills with working knowledge of GAAP and IFRS accounting principles.
  • Strong working knowledge of financial and non-financial metrics and product costing.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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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