Director, Finance

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Accounting & Finance
St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions


Job Description

Location/Division Specific Information

The Finance Director is part of the Biologics business unit within the Pharma Services Group, one of the fastest growing areas of Thermo Fisher Scientific. We focus on providing development and commercial scale services which include multiple mammalian cell lines such as CHO, myeloma, hybridoma and PER.C6 for biopharmaceutical and biosimilar products.

How will you make an impact?

As the Director of Finance, you will lead all aspects of Finance for the St. Louis site and business with ownership of P&L and Balance Sheet results. You will collaborate with site leaders, coordinating financial strategies to drive profitability and growth. This pivotal role involves leading a team to run financial processes and optimize operational performance while supporting our global agenda and customer needs.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Analysis and Reporting:

Establish efficient and effective methods and measure what matters to provide appropriate real-time insights.

Drive meticulous, standardized, and transparent financial reporting to key site level and business level metrics (i.e. backlog, site utilization, productivity savings, and return on investment) and providing insights to execution for all business initiatives.

Ensure compliance and controllership excellence is applied throughout all business activities, upholding policies and US GAAP.

Planning and Forecasting:

Lead processes to develop operating plans down to the lowest level required driving accountability at the point of impact and ensuring there is alignment at all levels of the organization to deliver on financial objectives.

Lead financial elements of the forecasting processes, including strategic plans and ongoing forecasts using predictive insights and modern forecasting methods to drive improved accuracy and predictability.

Collaborate to drive effective prioritization of business initiatives and alignment with financial objectives.

Business Partnership & Leadership:

Lead, coach, mentor, and develop talent, fostering a continuous improvement mentality.

Act as a trusted business partner to leadership, providing financial guidance and strategic insights and leading critical initiatives to drive profitable growth and achieve/outperform goals. Partner and align effectively with all functions to drive successful outcomes including complexity reduction, productivity, indirect cost management, inventory risk management, and capital allocation.

How will you get here?

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

Undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA strongly desired.

Minimum of 10 years of dynamic finance experience with management roles, including finance leadership and operations finance expertise.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Proven track record of outstanding results and team development

Outstanding leadership, communication, and social skills

Ability to navigate in a matrix environment and across functional and global structures

Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills

Strong executive presence

Experience in driving transformation within operational organizations is desired

Proficient in systems and data analytics

Strong personal and business values aligned with the organization's principles