Job Description

Are you an FP&A professional looking to deliver results within a global pharmaceutical brand?

Our client is looking to hire an experienced Senior Manager Financial Planning & Analysis to join their team to lead a business unit portfolio. This role is a key Finance position to drive proactive Financial Planning and Analysis decision support within the Business.

You will work in close collaboration with Commercial and Functional business partners and other Finance colleagues (Corporate Finance, Supply Chain, Sales Operations, and Senior Management) and manage a Junior Analyst.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and a strong communicator. Someone who is comfortable with ambiguity but has a background in process to move the business forward.

This is a critical role for the team and the successful candidate will bring strong business acumen and leadership experience with an entrepreneurial mindset.

If you are looking for an opportunity with a clear growth path, then then we want to hear from you!


  • Key Business Partner for Business Unit Director & Leadership Team
  • Drive rigor in review of Sales/Financial Outlooks to ensure delivery of Sales/EBITA targets
  • Drive Annual Business Plan and 5-year Strategic Plan, Periodic Forecasts, and monthly outlooks across team
  • Critical and equal input with Commercial Team on financial plans/forecasts – drive financial ROI and fact-based decision making within the commercial team
  • Develop and issue standardized monthly management reporting packages for the Business unit comparing Actuals, Forecast. Op Plan and Prior year results, leveraging reporting tools available (Tagetik and HFM).
  • Monthly reviews of Balance Sheet Accounts to review for proper accruals methodology and ensure accuracy of reconciliations (some reconciliation work maybe required from time to time)
  • Identify and evaluate ad hoc analyses of business & marketing programs and initiatives to facilitate and elevate management’s understanding of current operating results and trends, future implications
  • Develop effective relationships with key financial contacts in the local office, Corporate HQ as well as with International finance leads to facilitate a transparent flow of information
  • Identify opportunities to drive business opportunities; including new product profitability, pricing analysis, and consider competitor and market conditions
  • Provide external perspective based on prior experiences and best practices benchmarking
  • Drive commercial and financial discipline across functions on weekly forecasting of top-line numbers with the view of improving forecasting accuracy
  • Promote a culture of integrity, cost prudence and wise investment spending.  Consistently demonstrate High Performance Behaviors.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Relevant Finance/ Accounting bachelor’s degree required
  • CPA Designation, MBA an asset
  • Ability to influence business partners and provide a healthy challenge to Commercial partners to deliver risk-balanced forecast
  • Advanced capabilities working with Microsoft Excel, Macros, Pivots, Modeling tools etc. (comfortable working with large data sets)
  • Ability to prepare/communicate persuasive, fact-based analysis
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong detail orientation and ability to ensure accuracy of deliverables
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; developing presentation skills
  • Self-starter with ability to effectively manage multiple priorities; demonstrated strong work ethic
  • Previous experience in a multinational company strongly preferred
  • Experience with HFM, PeopleSoft, Qlikview, Tagetik and SAP a plus


Business Acumen

  • Creates value for the customer and focuses on the external environment
  • Client-side marketing communications; managing integrated marketing communications programs

Setting Strategy

  • A strategic thinker that can forge a vision for success and engage others to support that vision
  • Ability to recognize, embrace and exploit emerging technologies/opportunities to gain a competitive market advantage

Executing for Results

  • Ability to recognize and maximize opportunity on behalf of the organization
  • Goal-oriented, project-oriented, and achievement-oriented
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence


  • Drive, coupled with energetic, entrepreneurial leadership qualities
  • Promotes innovation and continuous learning

Building Relationships and using Influence

  • Ability to manage the matrix and deal with ambiguity, including strong emotional intelligence and communication skills that facilitate decision making and execution
  • Strong collaborative skills

Key Attributes for Success:

  • High Performance Behaviors
    • Execute with Urgency
    • Earn Trust
    • Share Accountability
    • Benchmark to Improve
  • Takes the initiative (one step ahead), perseveres, strong character
  • Calculated risk-taker; understands consequences and makes the right calls based on them
  • Entrepreneurial, adaptable, flexible
  • “Roll up Sleeves” attitude, practical
  • Goal-oriented, data based, decisive
  • Open minded; seeks “out of the box” solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  Team player; collaborative
  • Externally focused vs. internally focused
  • Personal and professional integrity
Job Title:
Sr Manager Financial Planning and Analysis
Concord, Ontario
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