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International Operations Controller (m/w)

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 by Michael Page

Not Specified, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Our client is a leading global pharmaceutical company, active in drugs research for the treatment of hard diseases.


  • Prepare and deliver all financial information related with plant performance, including standard costs and hourly rate, cost improvements
  • Implement a financial manual and SOPs in relation with manufacturing activities
  • Material cost analysis and tracking as well as asset management and asset transfer
  • Forecasting, budget planning, and variance analysis for P&L and B / S accounts of the plant
  • Ensure to deliver right data and closely cooperate with legal entity controller for statutory earnings statement
  • Perform cost center control, including cost center accounting, cost accounting, cost savings review and tracking
  • Track and report KPI's (balanced score card) and permanent financial analysis with corrective actions initiated and follow-up
  • Provide service and support in terms of analysis and numbers for all the departments and all reasonable needs, e.g. conversion cost, productivity
  • Ensure the SOX and Policy Standards and be first contact for the Audits (external and internal)
  • Fulfil special tasks, e.g. provide analysis of financial impact of decisions making in the plant, make or buy decision support, or post calculation
  • Monitor all financial aspects related to Partners (CMO's, Business Development activities, Geographical expansion projects, …)
  • Coach the departments and the management team in terms of financial issues, the forecasts and budget process, and be first contact point for financial issues
  • Provide analysis and information to the local plant team to drive progress and improvements in all areas
  • Analyze of site and asset performance, asset capacity and utilization
  • Build monthly site reporting package incl. forecast and trend analysis
  • Ensure site's financial compliance in all aspects
  • Investment calculations and ad-hoc analyses for decision support
  • Drive continuous business improvements in close collaboration with key business stakeholders from manufacturing operations and Business Units
  • Assist in production activity control to meet business and financial objectives
  • Work with Managers to plan and manage production tasks to improve runtime
  • Review production plans to identify and report potential risks to Manager
  • Develop inventory control techniques to avoid shortages and excesses
  • Assist Managers in controlling production costs while maintaining the quality standards
  • Be the key partner for commercial activities for both small and large molecules including CoGs calculation, tracking, change drivers, Definition and monitoring of key metrics for commercial activities, Business case preparation and analysis, Inventory and write-off tracking and reporting, CAPEX business case preparation support
  • Maintain and update status reports assuring brief alignment of all teams
  • Ensure clear communication between stakeholders
  • Contribute positively to a strong culture of business integrity and ethics
  • Act within compliance and legal requirements as well as within company guidelines

Profil du candidat

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics or a related field
  • 10+ years of Manufacturing Financial Controlling experience
  • Strong understanding and experience of controlling preferably within the Life Science Industry
  • Strong communication skills (across all organizational levels), goal & solution oriented, proactive, pragmatic and able to work independently
  • Content driven, able to prioritize multiple demands and lead defined work to successful conclusion on time
  • Experience in systems such as SAP, BW, Hyperion, Oracle is a plus.
  • International exchange and project support may require occasional travel
  • Applied knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, financial reporting and Corporate income tax
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Fluent in English and another European language (preferably French)
  • Proven executive engagement skills with an ability to establish strong relationships with business decision makers

Conditions et Avantages

Permanent contract

Reference: 800636427

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