Finance Business Partner will support the NA Leadership team (NALT) and Commercial functions in the US and Canada, as well as, the Global Commercial Head and Global Commercial Development teams. The North American region has revenue greater than $1B.
This role will drive financial decision making, create business cases, extract commercial insights, serve as the finance expert and proactively advise leadership on strategy, budgeting, forecasting, long range plan and performance of the business.
Collaborates on creating detailed commentary, analysis and insights into commercial performance, including proactive assessment of impending issues or opportunities.
Contributes to the monthly business review report to VP, North America General Manager and NALT members
Specific measures include but are not limited to:
Sales, Gross Margin and Gross Margin % (Gross margin measured at standard cost) performance versus budget, forecast and prior year, at total, regional, market, customer, product level
Price volume analysis at all levels versus budget, forecast and prior year
Assures a common understanding on channel definition between key stakeholders
Segments analysis by market, by product, by key customer
Average selling price analysis by market, product, customer level through the season
Understands the commercial expenses and Return on Investment. Track and analyse project spend for cost center managers and influence future spend optimization
Headcount reporting checking master data integrity
Creates accrual support documents (opex or revenue) for external auditors
Supports sales accruals by recording in line with contractual agreements and perform analyses supporting balances.
Credit risk – work with commercial and GFSS to ensure credit risk is appropriately managed. Provide oversight and management of process with commercial to set credit limits for customers for the season.
Partner with marketing and sales with key agencies to simplify project spend analysis
Budgeting & Forecasting
Aligns with internal customers on payroll and projects spend by cost center owner
Develops templates to simplify analysis from cost center owners
Uploads in all systems required revenue and opex budget and forecasts.
Uploads in all systems required CAPEX budget and forecasts.
Manages headcount budget process in collaboration with Human Resources, supporting incremental resources with appropriate business cases
Presents challenges and counsels during budget and forecast exercises, level of growth, key ratios, etc
Support on Budget / Forecast presentation to SQLT
Support monthly ES&OP process and provide updates
Develop Business Partner culture
Monthly OPEX / Freight review with NALT members not only to explain actual performance but also Full year vision
Simplify analysis in reporting and budgeting process (such as Internal orders in SAP)
Support on CAPEX approval process, and follow up on expenses
Create network relation with Commercial Team to bring solutions from the beginning
Support ad hoc business requests furthering team performance
Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance required
MBA or CPA (or equivalent) preferred
Demonstrated leadership experience
7+ years’ experience in accounting and finance, including management of people (finance professionals) and processes and experience in a business partnering role
Pharma industry experience preferred
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