Director, Financial Planning & Analysis in Basking Ridge, New Jersey at DSI

Date Posted: 1/4/2020

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

This role will lead the DSUSB Financial Planning & Analysis function. This person will drive the DSUSB operating process and budget forecasting for commercial function, lead finance in the ADC Joint Regional Commercial Committee (JRCC) and prepare executive reporting of DSUSB financial analysis and results. They will provide strategic business consulting and guidance to DSUSB teams and support financial decision making within the function.


Financial Plans and Latest Estimates (LEs) – Lead the team responsible for the development of the annual DSUSB financial plan and quarterly forecasts (LEs), coordinate communication of financial targets with Corporate Business Management in Tokyo, and work with Sr. Management to lead development of annual and quarterly financial targets for plan and LE. Support senior leadership to develop, set, and track financial goals and targets throughout the fiscal year.

Oversee the consolidation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial plan/forecasts. Set guidance for functional planning and oversee financial performance analysis. Partner with Director, Forecasting and Financial Planning, and guiding the FP&A team in the development of Brand financial plans.

Partner with other Commercial finance teams, cross-organizationally, on corporate budgeting process initiatives, such as shortening the planning cycles etc.

Maintain relationship with USCD team to ensure alignment of processes across business units. Lead implementation of cross-functional initiative, process improvements and system implementations.

Guide team to ensure collaboration with all relevant DSUSB and USCD functions to focus on the achievement of the key financial and business objectives.

Provide education and guidance on Financial items such as expense management and timing to business partners. Ensure clear communication of company policies and initiatives.

ADC JRCC Finance Liaison– Partner with JRCC leadership as Finance representative.
  • Act as liaison between DSUSB Finance and JRCC.
  • Drive ADC alliance forecast process by partnering with Commercial functions as well as alliance partners if applicable to create aligned annual forecast as well as scheduled updates. Ensure appropriate inclusion of ADC forecasts in the DSUSB Plan and LEs.
  • Provide reporting and analysis on financial results and guidance on financial initiatives such as the impacts of incremental headcount on the alliance forecast.
  • Ensure compliance with Alliance Processes and Procedures.
  • Provide budget and actual reporting to the Joint Finance Committee for the US collaboration.
Management Reporting –
  • Design, develop and distribute reporting that provides clear analytical results for the USBD business owners and stakeholders.
  • Provide reporting for JRCC and corresponding analysis.
  • Prepare monthly executive summary reporting included in the executive reporting package and reporting to Tokyo.
  • Draft quarterly budget GMC reporting deck for review with executive management.
  • Present Financial results in management and executive meetings.
Change Management – Continuously review financial procedures. Identify, develop and drive new processes, procedures and/or system enhancements to improve organizational efficiencies and cost controls while ensuring accuracy and controls are not compromised. Display cross- divisional leadership by enhancing reporting clarity and communication of key information among groups.

People leadership – Coach, motivate, and develop 1 staff to ensure high degree of service is maintained and staff remains focused on corporate goals and maintains a high level of engagement. Direct staff to maintain strong involvement with business partners in order to continue learn the competitive environment, therapeutic areas, etc. and become true business advisors to the commercial teams.

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA in Accounting or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 10-12 years’ experience in accounting and/or Financial Planning and Analysis-related work, pharmaceutical experience preferred.
Ability to travel up to 10%

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.