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Title:  Mgr, FP&A Operations, DE

Requisition ID:  62999
Date:  Sep 13, 2023

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

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.  


Location: Eschweiler, NRW, Germany

Number of direct reports: 1

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: 5 %

Start date: asap

Contact person: Katharina Steffens


Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all financial analysis, reporting and monitoring of results for the manufacturing sites
  • Oversee the detailed financial planning, reporting and analysis and provide in-depth analysis
  • Responsible for all monthly, quarterly and annual financial analysis of actuals vs budget/forecast
  • Partner with the Site Leadership Team to provide relevant data and insights to establish operational and financial goal alignment
  • Lead the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting processes as well as the Sales & Operations planning process
  • Lead digitization of the site leveraging SAP, Power BI and technology lead initiatives
  • Lead and support the alignment of the FP&A Operating Model
  • Assist the Shared Services team on Billing, Accounts Payable or other general ledger matters
  • Interact with cross-functional teams
  • Participate in or lead global/regional FP&A initiatives and other special projects
  • Coordinate and prepare capital project financial models and related business case assessment


Your Profile

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Several years of financial, planning and analysis experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Successful experience in working across multiple levels of an organization including senior leadership
  • Exceptional financial acumen including strong analytical, financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting skills
  • Expertise as a financial business partner and strong internal customer service focus
  • Understanding of GAAP and internal control principles
  • Experience of Manufacturing ERP and cost accounting principles
  • Excellent problem solving, process improvement and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to present concepts and results in a concise manner
  • Skills in Microsoft Office and business intelligence tools (preferred SAP S/4 HANA)
  • Fluent English and German skills


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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