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Brand Finance Director, CVRM

Location Wilmington, Delaware, United States Job ID R-138292 Date posted 12/05/2022

Position: Brand Finance Director, CVRM

Location: Wilmington, DE

Competitive salary and benefits package

AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

AstraZeneca’s Finance function is continuing its transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial operations and insight.  As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class finance support and leadership becomes ever more important.

The Brand Finance Director CVRM will lead and coordinate the financial resources and activities for FARXIGA and LOKELMA along with other CVRM brands, managing the overall financial stewardship including financial reporting and compliance, financial forecasts, resource optimization and business investment opportunities.

Major Responsibilities

  • Member of the FARXIGA and LOKELMA Leadership Teams, serving as the key interface and contact for all financial management issues.

  • Provide strategic focus and input to the TA Executive Director and other leadership team members on all key business decisions including strategic direction, business development, resource optimization and management, and investments cases, with focus on sales optimization, launch success, and sustained growth.

  • Responsible for ensuring sales and expense forecasts and phasing are achievable and supported by valid assumptions and sensitivities required to communicate potential variability to TA and US leadership.

  • Works closely with brand team to complete the various business planning cycles and to develop and implement strategic plans.

  • Accountable for monthly, quarterly and year-end financial close processes and associated analysis and reporting.

  • Presents and communicates to Leadership the brand forecasts, performance, and potential risks/opportunities of financial submissions, including quarterly investment briefings.

  • Establishes, monitors, and provides course adjustments for brand financial goals and objectives.

  • Lead continuous improvement in Finance processes and capabilities and lead financial risk management and financial governance in areas of accountability.

  • Leads business case analysis for investment opportunities including rebates, life cycle opportunities, resource changes, and business development.

  • Work proactively with the business to understand future financial information needs and produce efficient solutions to meet these needs.

  • Ensure compliance with SOX 404 and sound financial principles.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Ten years diversified financial experience, including five in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in a brand leadership role and/or dealing with senior management

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of US operating model and pharmaceutical industry

  • Excellent PC skills and experience including SAP, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong analytical ability and demonstrated strategic influencing skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including oral and written

  • Demonstrated ability to perform in an environment that emphasizes teamwork

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work as a change agent in a dynamic work environment

  • Confidence in working with Senior Management

  • High degree of accuracy with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively manage multiple and frequently changing priorities

  • Demonstrated capability to meet strict deadlines with a high level of ownership and strong sense of urgency

Preferred Background

  • MBA in Finance and/or public accounting background

  • Brand knowledge and experience

  • Demonstrated strong upward career trajectory, with drive, ambition, and demonstrated sound judgment.

Internal and External Contacts/Customers

  • TA VP & Executive Director

  • BP&A Finance

  • USLT

  • Global Finance

  • External Auditors

Reporting Relationship

  • No direct reports

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you!

Where can I find out more?

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Role open date: 13/05/2022

Role closing date: 27/05/2022

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 authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.