Senior Manager, Finance Manufacturing Operations

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
New Haven
Feb 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

This role will be a key member of the Global Operations FP&A team. This role reports to the Director, Global Operations FP&A. The Senior Manager, will serve as a key member of the financial management team supporting the global manufacturing operations group in the US, with a distinct focus on financial planning and analysis activities for the Clinical & PDAS (Process Development & Analytical Science) groups, business partnering, financial reporting and capital planning.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals is a high growth bio-pharmaceutical company with operations in over 40 countries worldwide. As Alexion has grown in size and geography, the Global Operations have also expanded globally, requiring focused expertise from a Finance point of view. This individual will have substantial interaction with senior Clinical & PDAS management as well as the R&D teams.

This individual will need to be a self-starter in a very dynamic environment with the ability to both implement and continuously improve processes and have excellent analytical skills.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

The specific roles and responsibilities of Senior Manager, Global Operations FP&A include the following:

Financial Planning & Analysis

* Business partner with functions in Global Operations in New Haven including Clinical & PDAS groups

* Prepare inputs to metrics reporting, forecast, budget and strategic data for Global Operations & consolidate R&D spend in Global Operations

* Support forecasting, budgeting and strategic plan consolidation for Global Operations

* Prepare analysis of monthly performance vs. budget and forecast & provide commentary on key drivers of change

* Prepare variance analysis to explain changes and variances in forecasts and budgets

* Prepare Dashboards for Management including Department and Consolidated Dashboards

* Drive continuous process improvements in FP&A processes for Global Operations

* Business partner with Global Operations functions to identify business challenges and provide analysis to support decision making

* Work cross functionally and co-ordinate efforts of key stakeholders

Capital Planning

* Consolidate US inputs to budgeting and forecasting of capital expenditure

* Prepare inputs to deliverables to the Capital Steering Committee

* Prepare detailed projections of capital spend

* Review ABS Shared Services transactions to record capital spend in Fixed Asset Ledgers

* Track internal capitalization of costs in compliance with Corporate Policies.

Month End Reporting

* Prepare inputs to monthly financial reporting; ensuring that accruals are accurately reflected and reporting is carried out in compliance with corporate deadlines.

* Day to day interaction with ABS Shared Services to ensure delivery of services in relation to invoice processing, payments and purchase orders.

* Prepare journals in line with corporate deadlines.

* Complete month end balance sheet reconciliations to corporate deadlines

* Support the preparation of balance sheet flux and variance reporting for areas of responsibility.

Reporting and Special Projects

* Provide supporting information requests for external reporting processes

* Develop and maintain accounting process and procedure documentation for areas of responsibility

* Support the Sarbanes Oxley and internal control framework, including documentation, testing, scoping and reporting responsibilities

Position Requirements and Profile:

* Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. CIMA or ACA strongly preferred

* Experience in a Pharma/Biotech environment a strong plus

* 5+ years' financial experience; 2+ years' in manufacturing or R&D Operations finance

* Experience in an international US group a plus

* Knowledge of SAP and US GAAP a strong plus

* Excellent Excel, Powerpoint and Financial modelling skills

* Report building skills a strong plus

Personal skills:

* Rigour, reliability, good professional maturity

* Credible and comfortable dealing with senior Alexion management

* Well organized and structured

* Business oriented

* Ability to work to strict deadlines

* Excellent communication skills

* Adaptability to a multicultural environment

* Hands-on and attention to detail

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New Haven, CT, United States

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Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime ? like a job where you have the extraordinary opportunity to change lives. At Alexion, such opportunities arise through our unwavering mission to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases. These patients are our guiding star, and we act with integrity, urgency, and discipline because we know their lives are at stake.

Alexion is a multinational biopharmaceutical company with approximately 2,500 dedicated employees serving patients in more than 50 countries through the innovation, development, and commercialization of life-changing therapies. As the global leader in complement biology, Alexion developed and commercializes the first and only approved complement inhibitor to treat patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and anti-acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody-positive generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). In addition, Alexion has two highly innovative enzyme replacement therapies for patients with life-threatening and ultra-rare metabolic disorders, hypophosphatasia (HPP) and lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D). Our research efforts focus on novel molecules and targets in the complement cascade, and our development efforts focus on our core therapeutic areas of hematology, nephrology, neurology, and metabolic disorders.

Alexion's aspiration is to be the most rewarding place to work, where people are empowered to make a difference and where diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged. We are looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment to change the lives of patients with rare diseases. We hope you will consider joining our team.

As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion is proud to offer a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Alexion, please visit .

Alexion is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative action employer SDL2017