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FP&A Lead (m/f/d)

Location Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Job ID R-199757 Date posted 14/05/2024

FP&A Lead (m/f/d)

AstraZeneca GmbH is the German subsidiary of the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC. With a consolidated revenue of around USD 24.4 billion (2019), AstraZeneca is one of the leading companies in the research-based pharmaceutical industry worldwide. The company develops, produces, and distributes innovative drugs primarily in the three therapeutic areas of oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, as well as respiratory diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries, and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For further information, please visit

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our employees and aim to develop them beyond their limits. We maximize your potential and passion by actively supporting you so that you can achieve everything with us - no matter where you start. We do not limit your competencies to what you can do now, but expand on what you will be able to do in the future.

Every employee at AstraZeneca has an impact on the lives of patients every day. We develop, produce, and distribute innovative drugs for the treatment of diseases in the areas of oncology, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular, and diabetes. Become a part of us and support one of the world's leading companies in the research-based pharmaceutical industry.

We are looking for you as a FP&A Lead(m/f/d) with a direct reporting line to the Country CFO for AstraZeneca Germany.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support in strategic decisions and act as a trusted advisor to CP AstraZeneca Germany and Country CFO
  • Responsibility and control for the planning, forecasting, and management of LRP, RBU, and other planning events at AstraZeneca Germany
  • Point of contact for FP&A colleagues in global and regional finance roles
  • Point of contact for GFS FP&A Team in Poland and driving continuous improvements in collaboration with GFS
  • Strategic overview of the entire market activities in the respective Therapeutic Areas (TAs) and development of proposals for resource reallocation
  • Leadership of local financial or cross-functional projects (e.g., digital)
  • Continuous coordination with cross-functional areas: Pricing & Market Access (discounts), IBEX and VPs (FTE & non-manpower)
  • Implementation and continuous improvement in collaboration with GFS of a Management Information System for CP, CFO, and SMT members
  • Identification of growth opportunities and performance improvements, development of action-oriented proposals to achieve the goals
  • Shared responsibility for the business strategy and the performance cycle of the respective TAs in the cross-functional team
  • Coaching and development of colleagues in the local Value Enabling Partner Team and GFS

Your qualifications:

  • Completion of a relevant university degree
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience in the finance/controlling area - preferably in marketing/sales organizations and another area (e.g., regional/global role, corporate finance, or leadership responsibility as a finance manager for a smaller unit)
  • Proven experience in a globally operating company
  • Desirable: Understanding of the (German) pharmaceutical market
  • Leadership: Demonstrated (direct/indirect) leadership experience in the finance area
  • Analytical Thinking: Very good analytical thinking and numerical understanding
  • Problem Solving & Solution Orientation: confident handling of complex tasks, pronounced analytical and strategic skills; critical and quick thinking; decision-making ability as well as goal orientation
  • Influencing Skills: Ability to influence cross-functional decisions, motivation of employees without direct reporting line
  • Communication: Very good communication and presentation skills, ability to present complex relationships simply, experience with senior management presentations
  • Accountability: Ability to work independently and take responsibility as well as teamwork
  • Entrepreneurship: Willingness to take risks, action-oriented behavior, high flexibility in a dynamic work environment, willingness to further develop oneself and the status quo
  • Team Player: Demonstrated excellent skills in dealing with teams and social competence
  • Fluent in English
  • Good handling of SAP, Excel, Business Intelligence Software, and other analytical tools
  • International mobility for further development is highly desired

You can look forward to:

  • an attractive pipeline and innovative products
  • Individual development opportunities and a focus on lifelong learning
  • a lot of trust, appreciation and room for co-creation in a focussed and passionate team
  • a diverse, inclusive and unprejudiced working environment that is committed to the Diversity Charter, not only allows but actively encourages differences and welcomes and considers applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their characteristics
  • sustainable company that will be climate-neutral by 2030
  • an attractive benefits package such as EGYM Wellpass, corporate benefits and much more

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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