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Title:  Manager, Finance Transformation

Requisition ID:  62919
Date:  Feb 28, 2024

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Finance


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

Job Summary:

This position will join a team of transformation leaders who are driving efficient processes, accurate data, and reliable reporting across our enterprise.  The Finance Transformation team has a wide-ranging responsibility to drive the global implementation of SAP S/4HANA, build reporting to provide meaningful insights, improve process integration, standardize data, drive automation of Finance activities, and introduce artificial intelligence and machine learning to our Finance solutions.  This position will identify opportunities for Finance Transformation activities, organize and prioritize opportunities to align to our objectives as a Finance organization, collaborate with our Digital & Transformation team to design resilient business processes, execute process and system improvements, manage change communication and acceptance across the enterprise, and articulate progress and benefit realization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead workshops and interviews with Subject Matter Experts to identify transformation opportunities
  • Manage the transformation portfolio within the Agile framework, linking opportunities to leadership priorities
  • Develop, track, and report metrics to articulate change benefit realization
  • Lead both direct reports and subject matter experts who work in other departments and functions
  • Collaborate with Digital & Transformation team to design and implement resilient business processes enabled by supporting technologies
  • Define and communicate change impacts to Finance processes, systems, and structures, and support peer managers to drive stakeholder engagement, communication, and acceptance of change
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Information Systems, or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project execution, process design, and/or systems implementation
  • Experience with SAP (S/4HANA preferred), specifically with Financial Accounting and Controlling modules


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of and experience with leading practice budgeting, forecasting, analytics, and accounting principles for the typical business processes of a Life Sciences manufacturing company (Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, etc.)
  • Ability to manage change effectively, including strong interpersonal communication skills that can be adapted to various levels of the organization
  • Experience with Agile project management framework, and ability to set goals, create sprint plans, track progress, and hold team members accountable for timely delivery
  • Experience and/or training in Generative Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, SAP BW/BI, Microsoft Power BI, and other tools in the Microsoft Power Platform or similar tools for process automation
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams collaboratively, encouraging resilience and maintaining a positive mindset
  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to logically structure issues and recommend solutions
  • Mindset focused on continuous learning to maintain knowledge of industry trends, new technologies, and evolving best practices


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Use of written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information, and documents
  • Observe and interpret situations, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgements
  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, solve problems, and prioritize activities
  • Position operates in a professional office environment.  May sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times



  • Non-US only where required for certain levels

West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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