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Director Finance, FP&A and GSS

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

location Carlsbad, California, US Job ID: 128285BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Location: Carlsbad, CA

How will you make an impact?

The division is at the forefront of the COVID pandemic providing instruments, testing and services, fulfilling our mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The Director Finance, FP&A and GSS will play a dual role leading the financial planning and analysis activities for the division and be the business partner to the VP/General Manager for the Global Services & Support (GSS) business unit.

The Finance Director will report to the VP Finance and lead a team of 9 people (managers and individual contributors).

What will you do?

Division FP&A: Responsibilities include leading the division FP&A activities associated with: Annual operating plans; Annual strategic plans; Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly business results; and business support at the division level. This position will work closely with the division VP of Finance, the division Finance Leadership Team, and the Division leadership team. This is a $5B+ division within Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Global Services & Support: The Global Services & Support organization is a team including Service Engineers, Field Application Scientists and Technical Application Scientists, Customer Care and Training. This position owns the end-to-end P&L for the business, associated FP&A activities, and works closely with the business unit General Manager and his leadership team to develop and execute strategies to drive growth and profitability for the business unit. Responsibilities include leading the business unit FP&A activities similar to that at the division level role and provision of global business support to ensure sound business decisions relating to customer and asset level profitability, investments, operational capacity optimization, pricing, sales, new service introductions, and operating cost management. GSS is a $300M+ business unit.

FP&A leadership of a $5B+ division, and business support for a $300M+ services business.

Lead all weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial processes to include month-end close, reporting, planning/forecasting and analytics activities at the division and GSS level.

Identify, monitor, and articulate key operating metrics, mitigate business risks and aggressively pursue opportunities to deliver on growth and earnings expectations in the annual operating plan (AOP)

Lead the division and GSS annual operating plan process as well as play a key role in the annual strategic planning process (STRAP).

Partner closely with GSS leadership teams to help drive improvements in the areas of sales, pricing, go to market, new product launches, business solutions, and operational capacity.

Ensure sound investment decision recommendations and performance (e.g. R&D, Capital Equipment, Acquisitions, and Sales Plans).

Develop a “best in class” finance staff and function. Lead a team of 9 individuals.

Implementation and oversight of appropriate systems, control/process standards, and drive continuous improvement

Safeguard company property and assets embedding financial internal controls, compensatory controls and/or risk mitigation plans into the areas of responsibility.

Champion other ad-hoc projects and initiatives, as assigned or as self-identified areas for improvement.

How will you get here?

Education A degree in Finance or Accounting, preferably an MBA, CPA or CMA certification.

Experience Minimum 10 years of related experience in financial and operational analysis, reporting and accounting leadership within a large, multi-national company

Significant related experience in financial leadership roles, preferably within a large, complex service and manufacturing organization.

Controllership and people management experience.

Experience with a tier I (preferably SAP) ERP system.

Experience in PowerBI/Tableau/automated tools a plus.

Demonstrated history of driving businesses to improve performance.

Strong team building and people development skills and the proven ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge solid and positive professional relationships with upper management, peers and subordinates are prerequisites to success in this position.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 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 complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled 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 www.thermofisher.com .

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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