Associate Manager - Commercial Finance

Peprotech, Inc

Peprotech, Inc

Accounting & Finance
Sofia, Bulgaria
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life - enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while taking science a step beyond through research, development and delivery of life-changing therapies. With clinical trials conducted in 100+ countries and ongoing development of novel frameworks for clinical research through our PPD clinical research portfolio, our work spans laboratory, digital and decentralized clinical trial services. Your determination to deliver quality and accuracy will improve health outcomes that people and communities depend on – now and in the future.

Our colleagues strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are innovators seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.

Commercial Finance plays a pivotal role in PPD by partnering with departments across the entire organization to help our clients take control of their study finances. Our team offers end-to-end commercial lifecycle management, from a request for proposal to contract modification, to study close. The team also provides profitability analysis, centralized operational bidding and a wide variety of client outsourcing services.

Would you like to become part of PPD’s Commercial Finance Team and contribute in all aspects to the department’s and company’s success?

Then we have an opportunity for you - join our team of global professionals as a:

Associate Manager, Commercial Finance

A manager in our organization leads a team within the department and supervises day-to-day responsibilities including quality and accuracy reviews and approvals for all deliverables. Resolves moderately complex problems through in- depth evaluation and financial analysis of various factors to identify, assess and mitigate potential risk. Acts as primary client contact. Builds and maintains strategic partnerships with both internal and external customers at various management levels in order to meet client expectations.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages staff, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counseling, and separations. Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, and terminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests for leave, and overtime.

  • Leads resource allocation and prioritization of team deliverables ensuring appropriate allocation based on team expertise, experience and workload. Attends client meetings to defend organization proposals prior to project award, negotiate pricing or contracts post-award, or to maintain and improve processes and relationships.

  • Evaluates current systems and makes recommendations to assure high quality proposals and contract modifications

  • Coordinates timely collection of data for proposal and budget development in response to Requests for Proposal, including possible oversight of completion by other analysts on the commercial team. Gathers and analyzes data for proposals and contract modifications and tracks revisions on a timely basis.

  • Prepares, reviews and analyzes deliverables (i.e. bids, proposals, text and budget) to ensure it incorporates and meets metrics, client expectations and other benchmarks.

  • Approves quality deliverables that conform to the organization's contract requirements and meet client needs. Applies quality control procedures and ensures deliverables are completed on a timely basis.

  • Communicates financial concepts and associated calculations and analysis.

Keys to success:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification.

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 5 years).

1+ year of leadership responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good knowledge and understanding of contractual documents

Ability to manage, empower and mentor staff

Solid computer skills, including the use of Microsoft (MS) Word, MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat, etc. (e.g. creating pivot tables/charts, formulas, etc.)

Professional and effective verbal and written communication skills with the proven ability to present and articulate business topics to all levels internally and externally

Strong understanding of and ability to communicate financial concepts and associated calculations and analyses

Strong organizational, judgment, analytical, math, decision-making and communication skills to lead sophisticated projects in parallel and manage constantly evolving priorities

Ability to identify and drive positive change through process improvement, feedback channels and

project participation

Strong collaboration and project management skills with the ability to meet clients' requirements for proposal and budget development and successful budget negotiation

Ability to identify and anticipate potential problems and take pro-active action using appropriate escalation channels

Demonstrated ability to serve as an account leads, including participation and/or leadership of client

meetings and teleconferences and trackers

Why Join Us?

We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team! We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

What We Offer:

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD® clinical research services truly value a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organization but with a local feel.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory with PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued