Thermo Fisher Scientific Finance Manager in Durham, North Carolina

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Doe & Ingalls, a Thermo Fisher Scientific brand, is an extension of our customers’ supply chain management team. We understand the minor and major implications that affect the production chemical space. Without compromising quality, we help customers’ mitigate risk, increase productivity, and reduce costs.

The Finance Manager position works closely with the Marketing, Sales and Distribution Services teams to promote and support product and service sales; manage financial analysis to support reporting and analysis; and track operating metrics across the company to promote efficiency and increase operating and financial performance.


This position requires significant project management skills. Its role within the company is to (i) manage and analyze financial and other performance based data, (ii) communicate performance results and key analytics across departments within the company and up the corporate chain of command, and (iii) set and manage improvement initiatives to increase top line sales and/or profitability of the core distribution and services businesses. The responsibilities of this role include:

Financial Analysis and Reporting

  • Developing and preparing monthly reporting, including standard templates for revenue growth and variance analyses by customer/vendor/product class, margin variance analyses by customer/vendor/product class, new business/lost business tracking

  • Ad hoc reporting and analyses to identify key trends and performance drivers

  • Lead the forecasting and AOP processes, engaging business leaders and Sales to understand drivers of future performance.

KPI’s and Project Management

  • Lead the development and tracking of metrics for financial and other operating metrics as directed.

  • Identify and prioritize opportunities for profit enhancement (via volume growth and/or margin improvement), and take ownership for developing actionable projects for pursuing selected profit improvement opportunities.

  • Coordinate and enable commercial team efforts on these projects, track and report results, and communicate with executive management to garner additional support and resources as needed to support these projects.

Commercial Support

  • Collaborate with Marketing & Sales to prepare and analyze vendor and sales performance to support key business development initiatives

  • Prepare and present corporate financial approval package for all bids/proposals, review with marketing and finance to ensure goals are met

Cross-Functional Support & Engagement

  • Team with Sales Compensation to administer commercial teams pay plans; including but not limited to building the customer/account level annual forecast and analyzing and adjusting quarterly performance

  • Actively participate in PPI projects

  • Ad Hoc projects, reporting or analysis as requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proven record of successful individual and team process improvement actions

  • Significant financial analysis, data management, or equivalent experience in similar function in industry

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and diverse tasks and projects

  • Ability to influence cross-functionally and effectively manage/lead initiatives with other disciplines within the Company (such as marketing, sales, supply chain, IT and customer service)

  • Ability to travel up to 30% domestically

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive analytical experience with a focus on analyzing and interpreting data to evaluate business performance and support effective business decision making

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred

  • Excellent analytical capabilities including Excel and relational database skills. Experience with in-depth financial modeling as well as demonstrated analytical and statistical problem solving skills, including data handling

  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) effectively with senior management

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.

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