The Senior Finance Manager provides operational and financial management for the Global IT & Digital Finance team. There are two primary accountability areas for this role: Financial Planning & Analysis ownership for Global IT & Digital as well as business partnership with the Pharma Services Group (PSG) VP of IT. This is a unique role that combines both business unit/divisional finance as well as corporate finance. The candidate is expected to become an integral member of the Global IT and Digital Finance team and need to create tight partnerships with the divisional & group FP&A teams. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to demonstrate their ability to add significant value to Thermo Fisher Scientific. This preferred location for this position is Waltham.
What will you do?
Our Finance team contributes ideas that fuel our performance and advance company-wide strategy. Finance is directly linked to the health of Thermo Fisher Scientific, and our work allows our business and functional leaders to make the educated, sound decisions that drive our mission and make us a stable, trusted organization. As the Sr. Manager FP&A, you will lead a team of 2 to provide analytical support by:
Driving AOP, Forecast, STRAP, QBR and other key reporting processes.
Partnering with the VP of PSG IT, Sr. Director of FP&A PSG and the PSG IT Leadership Team to deliver on their AOP commitments and value to the Group.
Developing and coaching a high performing team and managing daily operations
Developing analytics, insights to assist in making impactful business decisions.
Collaborating in a highly matrixed environment with the Group/Divisional Finance Teams as well as IT Shared Service Finance Directors to improve our FP&A processes.
Being a mentor and thought leader to execute effectively on our Hyperion Planning strategy
Assisting in enhancement of standard financial monthly, periodic and quarterly reporting across the company
Leading the visioning & development of reporting to provide your business partners and the Global IT & Digital Leadership Team (ITLT) with improved insights
Working collaboratively with cross-functional teams including business partners, commercial teams, finance and IT to successfully complete projects.
How will you get here?
Experience supporting and partnering with a large multi-national team to deliver results
Experience leading, coaching & developing a team
Enthusiasm to work as a team player and a team leader
Ability to apply strong technical and analytical skills to influence strategic business decisions
Strong business acumen
Strong process improvement orientation; Training in PPI/Six Sigma or other Lean/Process Improvement Methodology
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritize to meet deadlines
Ability to navigate and influence in a complex, matrix organization
Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization
Bachelors Degree in Finance, Operations, Management or other relevant background
Advanced Qualification Preferred is a plus (CPA, MBA, or MS)
8+ yrs of progressively responsible business experience
3 years direct/indirect management experience
2 years FP&A experience
Intuition to identify and implement process improvements
Strong understanding of financial statements and financial system structures
Demonstrated track record of developing high performing teams
Systems experience: Hyperion Suite, Microsoft Suite
Experience in financial reporting, internal control, forecasting, analysis, and accounting knowledge through professional and/or educational background.
Exhibit initiative and the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4-I values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
The ability to identify trends and develop well defined analysis and presentations.
Proven leadership qualities and the ability to work cross-functionally with individuals and teams as well as the ability to build organizational relationships with peers.
The ability to manage multiple assignments, practice good judgment, and prioritize projects and time effectively.
Ability to identify and champion productivity improvements through Practical Process Improvement (PPI).
The ideal candidate will have a commitment to continuous learning, demonstrate a desire to advance and seek opportunities to stretch capabilities.