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Manager, FP&A

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Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: St Petersburg, Florida, US

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

The Finance Operations Manager is the primary finance business partner to the Site Director and responsible for all financial analysis, reporting and monitoring of results for the manufacturing site(s).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the detailed financial planning, reporting, and analysis of the manufacturing plant, providing in-depth analysis to the Site Director, VP Operations, Corporate FP&A team and/or Finance leadership team
  • Responsible for all monthly, quarterly and annual financial analysis of actuals vs budget/forecast for the site.  This includes production variance analysis, working capital reviews, capital expenditures and other analysis to support the Site Leadership Team in managing the business
  • Partner with the Site Leadership Team to provide relevant data and insights to establish operational and financial goal alignment, lead performance reviews and recommend/drive actions to achieve operational targets
  • Lead the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting processes for the site, which supports the global processes managed by the Corporate FP&A organization
  • Work with plant and global supply chain to analyze and forecast inventory and understand its impact on working capital targets
  • Engage in monthly S&OP process at site level to establish production and absorption forecast
  • Assist the Shared Services team on an ad hoc basis on Billing, Accounts Payable, or other general ledger matters
  • Interact with cross-functional teams that include Controllership, Financial Planning and Analysis, Operations, Treasury, Tax, and others, as necessary, ensuring accuracy and consistency of information exchange
  • Participate in or lead global/regional FP&A initiatives and other special projects/duties assigned, as necessary
  • Maintain appropriate internal controls at the site and ensure cross-functional compliance
  • Coordinate and prepare capital project financial models and related business case assessment
  • Partner with Commercial FP&A on business cases where required
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance Education or equivalent experience
  • Experience: 8-10 years of financial, planning and analysis experience in a manufacturing environment preferred

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated success in working across multiple levels of the organization including senior leadership
  • Exceptional financial acumen including strong analytical, financial modeling, budgeting, and forecasting skills
  • A proven track record as an effective business partner with a strong internal customer service focus
  • Manufacturing ERP experience and cost accounting principles
  • Skills in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks
  • Excellent problem solving, process improvement and organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to present concepts and results in a concise manner to all levels of the organization
  • Understanding the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ behind results
  • Self-starter being able to work independently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with business intelligence tools, SAP S4Hana preferred
  • Understanding of GAAP and internal control principles
  • 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


Travel Requirements:

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


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Medical component and device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility. Must tolerate fumes and from various manufacturing processes
  • Must work constructively in an environment that may be stressful due to competing resources while at all times maintaining company confidentiality. Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations. Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, prioritize and problem solve
  • Must be able to work scheduled work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments
  • May need to stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility and travel to other facilities when necessary
  • Must have good visual acuity. Must be able to see with or without corrective lenses for safety issues
  • Strong communication and technical writing skills, interpretation of data, interpersonal skills, ability to work on and lead teams. Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents. Ability to make independent and sound judgments. Observe and interpret situations, analyze and solve problems







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 kimberley.eby@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.