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Finance manager

  • Job reference: 922304
  • Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 24/10/2018

OrionGroup are looking for a Finance Manager for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Berkshire area on an initial 12-month contract basis.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Lead and develop high quality business partnering support to the Irish Medical business and CSS UK
  • Provide financial guidance and counsel to the commercial business, actively partnering the Business Leads to diagnose performance through BVA analysis, and support in course correction/ decision making processes
  • Assist and influence to ensure that BU financial targets are met
  • Monitor System Net Income / Source GP integrity (systems profitability)
  • Proactive partnering with GS and BS CoE with the mutual goal of delivering best business outcomes
  • Drive standardization of process improvement & sharing best practice across UK / Irl and wider company
  • Support Commercial Business to build a realistic, yet stretching Business Plans and work with BSCOE to ensure business plans are correctly reflected in corporate systems
  • Provide sound financial analyses of cases for new business opportunities that exist at local level (key accounts; new commercial policies; distribution channels; Capital Investments etc)
  • Support the implementation of ad-hoc business and finance projects.
  • Monitor analysis and interpretation of macroeconomic environment to propose adequate financial actions
  • Leadership and management of direct report, facilitating and coaching through a high standard

In addition:

  • Build interdependent partnership with all functional business partners across UK / Irl
  • Communicate / share with UK/Irl Finance Director relevant topics (e.g. Sub-geography opportunities)
  • Proactively contribute to maintaining and improving a strong internal control environment eg understanding & applying SOPs/Work Instructions and updating as necessary, identifying risks and proposing potential solutions etc
  • Compliance with the company Records Retention rules and HCC/HCBI/IAPP requirements
  • Proactively take responsibility for personal development
  • Contribute to the improvement in employee satisfaction across the wider Finance Team
  • Any other relevant work

Desired Experience and Skillset of the successful candidate

  • University Degree & recognised Professional Accountancy qualification
  • Minimum +5 years post-qualification experience
  • Experienced M1 / external equivalent
  • Must have significant previous commercial support experience
  • Knowledge of NHS, sales channels and Medical Devices
  • Proven ability to bring clarity to complex business issues and proven success in managing complex projects & processes
  • A track record of driving constructive change should be evidence
  • Ability to lead people in a complex environment and develop individuals to meet the future needs of the business
  • Excellent communication & business partnering skills including
  • Ability to analyse the financial data ensuring that it makes business sense
  • Strong team player, people manager and ethical
  • Self-starter
  • Highly computer literate, experience with ERP systems and Microsoft packages.
  • Influencing skills - across cultural differences and ensuring all management understand the Financial priorities and constraints, ability to align business partners on tough financial calls
  • Committed to on-time-zero-defect reporting and compliance with the company standards
  • Utilize knowledge of organizational drivers, dynamics, and informal networks to influence appropriate business decisions
  • Deliver presentations to senior management with confidence in English;
  • Share important and useful information; stay focused on the issues; foster an environment that encourages the sharing of ideas and best practice (internal and external)
  • Demonstrate work life balance; solicit feedback on organizational health and implement improvements; remove barriers to success
  • Anticipate and manage competing and changing priorities; recommend trade-offs for business impact
  • Communicate and get cross-organizational alignment around the time constraints and commitments required; anticipate and resolve workload bottlenecks
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience with corporate accounting systems (eg JDE, SAP) and proficient spreadsheet skills

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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