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Finance Business Partner - Pharma Division

Job Description

  • The role will be responsible for partnering with pharmaceutical business providing decision support, accurate analysis and translation of financial data into insights, influence and challenge the internal stakeholders to ensure financial management, governance and safeguard delivery of financial targets. Support the commercial teams – Commercial Business Unit Director and Marketeers - by providing clear insights, reporting and recommendations to make choice with cash consciousness.


Key accountabilities:

  • Partner commercial teams in strategic and tactical activities such as pricing & promotional analysis and evaluation, effective resource allocation, commercial calendar activities, investment/ divestment proposals to ensure the maximum return on investment.
  • Provide financial analysis using internal & external information to deliver insights and clarity to support brand/launch teams in decision-making and challenge non-value adding decisions and initiatives.
  • Plan and drive the financial planning process, challenging assumptions and ensuring a result aligned with objectives/targets
  • Ensure proper forecast cycle by preparing monthly forecast updates and running the yearly budgeting exercises
  • Partner with Regional Finance team for planning and reporting activities.
  • Ensure all regional & global deadlines for actuals, budget & forecast are completed timely and accurately.
  • Analytical review of P&L and Balance sheet.
  • Evaluate key data sources including monthly reports, actuals, budgets, forecasts, external data and established business KPIs and provide clear insights and commentary on key variances/business drivers and any actions required to ensure business performance and improve working capital and cash flow position.
  • Monitor and challenge trade and A&P investments. Provide analytical insight on margins & expenses.
  • Provide expert advice to internal customers by proactively identifying opportunities, raising challenges and developing clear solutions/recommendations to meet business objectives and mitigate risks.
  • Train and coach customer groups on financial aspects of business decisions and resource allocations to increase awareness and understanding of Financials and cost mindset.
  • Partnering in sales forecasting initiatives with Commercial, Supply Chain Hub and Planning Hub - Core Commercial Cycle, Consensus Forecast processes, updates and submissions – to review volume and value forecasts and supply status.


Specialist Experience


  • University degree in Finance / Business or professional Accountancy qualification.
  • MSc in Finance or MBA – nice to have.
  • 3 - 5 years of similar business partnering professional experience in Pharma, OTC, Consumer Healthcare international organizations.
  • Experience in commercial P&L environment - financial business forecasting, analysis & planning.
  • Strong knowledge of systems SAP, Bison, etc.; computer skilled (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working with key stakeholders with ability to influence and challenge constructively stakeholders at various levels.
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Curiosity and ability to propose solutions and alternatives.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player.
  • Independent view and sound judgment.

    Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.





Job Summary

  • Greece
  • Pharma/Biotech
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
11 October 2019
Applications Deadline
07 December 2019

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