GPT Finance Director

Gaithersburg, MD
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
You're a qualified finance professional with strong PQE in a pharma/biotech environment. Now you're ready to join the 'top table' at a global, biopharmaceutical FTSE10 company. You won't find a Finance Director role that's more closely aligned to the business than the exceptional opportunity we're now offering at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg. Part of a dynamic, global finance group, you'll advise and support our Global Product Teams (GPTs). Interaction with the most senior business leaders will be constant. You'll be among the first to know the big news such as trial results. You'll be influencing major financial decisions, including multi-year phase 3 investments of several hundred million dollars and life cycle management opportunities to maximise asset value. And shaping strategy, building business cases, and gaining detailed exposure to our core drug development process, the role will provide an incredible learning ground and experience.Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesYou'll strategically advise and support a number of a GPTs, constantly challenging project strategy, plans and investment decisions. This will include providing proactive financial analysis, risk and scenario modelling to assess the value impact of critical development options, ensuring investment decisions have a robust business case and evaluating forecasting assumptions across the whole value chain.You'll champion good cost management during the planning and execution of clinical programmes, as well as inputting all governance body papers. When products are in-licensed or part of an external collaboration, you'll be responsible for critical post-deal management support. Briefing senior finance leaders, including the Group CEO and Finance VPs, and playing an instrumental role in cross-team initiatives will also fall within your remit.Essential Requirements Qualified finance professional with strong post-qualification experience or equivalent Broad business/financial experience that demonstrates commercial awareness Good experience of project/product evaluation Extensive experience of working in a global pharmaceutical organisation that shows deep understanding of the drug development life cycle and/or commercial aspects Experience of working globally within multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams Ability to collate and analyse data, and identify key drivers of value Strong knowledge of Excel financial modelling and financial evaluation techniques Presentation skills to communicate financial recommendations in a way that is both impactful and easily understandable by financial and non-financial audiences Ability to interact and engage with senior managers Strategic thinking and influencing skills, understanding the big picture but having an eye for detail High ethical standards and personal integrity Flexibility to respond quickly to fast-changing business needs Excellent interpersonal skills to be both a leader and team player. 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 . AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.