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Title:  Sr Mgr, FP&A Commercial

Requisition ID:  63984
Date:  Jan 31, 2024
Location: 

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Finance
Description: 

 

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.  

{Hybrid role in Exton, and WFH}

Job Summary: 

This position is responsible for all financial planning & analysis (FP&A) for the Pharma and Generics Market Units. Currently this includes supporting the Pharma and Generics Market Unit Vice Presidents/GMs with monthly and ad-hoc analyses. Additional responsibilities include supporting the global commercial teams on key monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements as well as ad-hoc analytics required to support global commercial initiatives. This role is site agnostic and global in nature. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports overall market led view and provides insightful analysis and reporting of West business. 

  • Key contributor in the development of Pharma and Generics Market Units Strategy, Budget, and Long-Term plans (>$1B annual revenue). 

  • Translates Market Unit strategy into actionable plans as part of various execution teams. 

  • Works closely with Ops FP&A, Sales Ops, Accounting, and PMO teams to review communicate weekly and monthly forecasts to the business. 

  • Proactively identify and address significant variances from budget, prior year and/or forecast.  Where applicable, proactively communicates situations requiring corrective actions necessary and proposed actions to improve financial performance and forecasted results. 

  • Monitors financial performance by measuring trends in revenue, expense, capital deployment and other related areas utilizing key accounting processes. 

  • Reviews and vets forecasts, financial targets, and budgets with focus on Revenues and Margin at Standard. 

  • Designs, organizes, conducts and or participates in comprehensive management of projects driven to completion. 

  • Provides business owners and senior leaders with financial analysis to drive decision making including profitability and return by developing and using financial capacity models. 

  • Serves as redundancy for other Sr. Managers, Commercial FP&A within Commercial FP&A team. Serve as a strong member of the team for fill in gaps in duties as needed. 

  • Prepares high-quality communications, and analysis; presents work in a clear and compelling way. 

  • Defines, delivers, and reports business/operational metrics as needed. 

  • Becomes proficient in the use of the company’s budgeting, forecasting, and reporting software. 

  • Support Global SAP S4 HANA implementation where required. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs. 

  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules. 

  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Finance or Accounting. 

  • Experience: Min. 10 years of relevant work experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Finance Business Partnering, General Accounting, or other related areas.  

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • MBA, CMA and/or CPA preferred. 

  • Excellent technical and analytical skills in finance, forecasting, financial analysis, and budgeting. 

  • Understanding of business disciplines to develop, analyze and interpret financial data. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment on a global basis. 

  • Strong influencing and change management skills. 

  • Present analyses and advocate recommended actions to a variety of audiences with self-confidence. 

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and drive projects to completion with tight timelines. 

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly when facing problems and ability to apply knowledge to new situations. 

  • Superior verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization. 

  • Strong work ethic and integrity to handle confidential/sensitive information. 

  • Ability to make recommendations and decisions independently. 

  • Experience using tools and systems such as SAP HANA, Hyperion, PowerBI, SAP BI, Microsoft Office products etc. 

  • Ability to lead teams and build effective working relationships both internally and externally. 

  • Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

  • Self-starter and results oriented independent worker. 

  • Able to be aware of all relevant standard operating procedures as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description  

  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target. 

  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times. 

  • List any safety requirements applicable to role within your country. 

  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.  

  • List any quality requirements applicable to role within your country. 

 

Travel Requirements: 

  • Must be able to travel up to 5-10% of the time. 

 

Physical and Mental Requirements: 

  • Use written and oral communication skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills must be coupled with public speaking, quick decision making. 

  • Organizational skills will enable planning, prioritization & achievement of goals especially of importance for the successful execution of related activities. 

  • Position operates in a professional office environment. May stand or sit for extended periods of time. 

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

  • Read and interpret data, information, and documents. 

  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations. 

  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize. 

  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments. 

  • Observe and interpret situations, analyze, and solve problems. 

  • Sedentary - exerting up to 10lbs/4kgs of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to life, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met. 

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West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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