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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-042240
Posted date: Jan. 07, 2019

Leads and coordinates the financial resources and activities for the CV brands with the CVMD TA, managing the overall financial stewardship including financial reporting and compliance, financial forecasts, resource optimization and business investment opportunities. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Member of the CV Leadership Team, serving as the key interface and contact for all financial management issues. 
  • Provide strategic focus and input to the Commercial Business Leader, CV Directors and other leadership team members on all key business decisions including; strategic direction, business development, resource optimization and management, and investments cases, with focus on sales optimization, launch success, and sustained growth.
  • Responsible for ensuring sales and expense forecasts and phasing are achievable and supported by valid assumptions and sensitivities required to communicate potential variability to leadership.
  • Accountable for the forecasting, monitoring, and accounting of all Gross to Product Sales adjustments and coordinating with team members who have responsibility for managed markets contract and affordability programs. 
  • Establishes, monitors, and provides course adjustments for brand financial goals and objectives.
  • Works closely with brand team to complete the annual business planning cycles and to develop and implement strategic plans.
  • Accountable for monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close processes and associated reporting. Support the month end close process by working directly with the brand teams on expense management and provide training on the financial process.   
  • Presents and communicates to Leadership the brand forecasts, performance, and potential risks/opportunities of financial submissions, including quarterly investment briefings.
  • Lead continuous improvement in Finance processes and capabilities and lead financial risk management and financial governance in area of accountability
  • Leads business case analysis for investment opportunities including rebates, life cycle opportunities, resource changes, and business development.
  • Work proactively with the business to understand future financial information needs and produce efficient solutions to meet these needs.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX 404 and sound financial principles.
  • Provides an overall leadership role within the CVMD Finance organization for initiatives progressing the function as best in class in ethics, brand on brand best practices, and people development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) required. (Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred)
  • Experience in a brand leadership role and/or dealing with senior management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and demonstrated strategic influencing skills
  • Strong business knowledge and background
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in an environment that emphasizes teamwork
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work as a change agent in a dynamic work environment

Skills and Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Impact & Influence
  • Innovation & Change
  • Drives Performance
  • Works Collaboratively
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Acts Decisively

Preferred Background

  • MBA in Finance and/or public accounting background
  • Pharmaceuticals brand knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated strong upward career trajectory, with drive, ambition, and demonstrated sound judgment.

Internal and External Contacts/Customers

  • CV Commercial Brand Leader and Leadership Team
  • CVMD Finance Team
  • US Leadership Team
  • Group Finance
  • External Auditors

Next Steps -- Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience -- it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Manager, Brand Finance – CVMD

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