Posted to MedZilla on 5/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Finance Business Partner US Consolidation And Functional Support (USBU) SR0035403-MZ



This role is responsible for providing best in class business partnering to core Commercial support functions to drive effective business performance.

Serves as Finance Business Partner for General Administration, R&D & Medical Affairs, Commercial Operations, Patient Services and Managed Markets. Works closely with assigned functions to understand their business requirements to provide strategic guidance.

Assists in the financial planning processes for the USBU planning cycles: Annual Plan, MYC, Feb LBE, MRP and LRF ensuring quality, consistency and reliability of the data and summary deliverables submitted to HQ Finance.


Strategic Planning & Analysis

  • Manage operational expense budgets and provide visibility to financial targets.
  • Support and influence key operational and strategic decisions.
  • Improve the impact and understanding of financial reporting on business performance.
  • Establish partnerships and maintain strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams.

Monthly Reporting

  • Assists in the preparation of the Monthly USBU Results Deck with insightful commentary on both financial and non-financial performance indicators.
  • Ensures both routine and ad-hoc HQ Finance data requests are prepared accurately, submitted timely and with the highest level of quality.
  • Looks for new ways to analyze and report results; leveraging Global Tools.
  • Supports the development and consolidation of USBU functional budgets under Cost Package guidelines.
  • Monitors and reports performance against USBU OPEX budgets/metrics.
  • Represents and champions the USBU on Global Finance Transformation projects such as the unification of SAP platforms and Financial Planning tools and the preparation for US SOX.
  • Provides ad-hoc reporting to support requests from financial management.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor s degree in Finance or Accounting and at least 5 years of financial analyst experience.
  • Experience with management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated business impact in previous roles
  • Proven ability to determine financial and business valuations of investment initiatives.
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Education & Experience Desired:

  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical or healthcare setting.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Business oriented decision maker with strong management and analytical skills.
  • Pragmatic but with attention to details.
  • Ability to deliver in volatile surroundings and with short deadlines.
  • Strong ethics and integrity.
  • Result orientated, motivated, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of financial management budgeting, forecasting and financial planning, including consolidation across the company.

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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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