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Director, Finance - Molecular Biology

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving sophisticated analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our distributed team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an outstanding combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit .How you will make an impact?The Finance Director will lead the global finance team within the Molecular Biology business unit, and will provide financial and business support for the Molecular Biology BU within the Biosciences Division. This role will partner with the BU VP/GM and functional business leaders to develop and implement strategies to drive growth, profitability and improve quality and service levels for our customers.Responsibilities:

  • Support the Vice President & General Manager and leadership team to set and deliver the business plan and meet key operating & financial goals.
  • Strategic thought partner to the business with a focus on driving growth and value creation
  • Lead the core operating mechanisms, including the Annual Operating Plan process, Quarterly & Monthly Business Reviews and forecasts in collaboration with the leadership team, functional teams, and finance managers.
  • Ensure businesses meet the monthly corporate reporting calendar and align with local accounting standards and US GAAP.
  • Partner with colleagues within the BU and division to drive both functional and business operational improvements and efficiency projects.
  • Provide performance reporting tools and metrics plus analyses and recommendations to optimize business results.
  • Prepare and present analysis and authorization for significant capital investments.
  • Partner with commercial colleagues to develop and model large customer deals. Drive and ensure contract compliance.
  • Develop analytical models and tools to drive growth initiatives and improve business decisions.
  • Lead and mentor the local finance teams and operating partners to develop enhanced skills and intuition for business.
  • Identify financial and business risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Set example for continuous operational improvement and drive efficiency across the business and functions.
  • Maintain strong internal controls to safeguard company assets.Minimum Qualifications:
    • Candidate will demonstrate expertise in the following areas: financial reporting, internal control, financial planning and analysis, financial modeling, project management, and technical accounting knowledge, within a P&L accountable business.
    • The ideal candidate will exhibit leadership, initiative and adopt the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4i values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
    • Strong business and industry knowledge with a history of business partnering as well as the ability to develop and implement robust financial processes to drive effective decisions.
    • The ability to identify and foster efficiency improvements and create an atmosphere of continuous improvement through PPI (Lean Process Improvement).
    • Consistent track record to recruit, develop, and lead professional teams and provide constructive feedback through performance and development processes.
    • Shown history of leading cross functional / country teams and building organizational relationships with customers, peers and operating partners across functions & geographies.
    • Excellent skills with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint are requiredEducation/ Experience:
      • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or other relevant analytical background
      • CPA, Chartered Accountant, MBA or equivalent is a plus
      • 12+ years of dynamic meaningful work experience within a global organization.
      • 7+ years of management experienceThermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego , Director, Finance - Molecular Biology, Accounting, Auditing , Carlsbad, California

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