Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Finance Manager in South San Francisco, California

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world

Position Summary:

As an integral part of the Genetic Sciences Division Finance team, the Sr. Finance Manager , will primarily be responsible for financial support of a specific Business Unit (BU). This involves partnering with the VP/GM of the business to support growth and manage business profitability. This role will be the lead for managing and driving all finance and accounting activities across the business which includes consolidating, forecasting, and reporting on the business unit financial performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and direct the execution of annual budgeting, long range planning and forecasting processes.

  • Monitor and communicate progress toward achievement of financial objectives; oversee monthly Profit and Loss (P&L) reviews; identify trends driving positive and negative variances to plan

  • Oversee month end accounting activities, variance analysis and creation of business review packages.

  • Develop financial models, and sensitivity analyses, and provide financial guidance to BU team on various strategic business decisions (New Product Introduction, Pricing Strategies, M&A, etc)

  • Evaluate capital investment requests for appropriate capital deployment to maximize business return.

  • Provide coaching and guidance to direct report in support for career development.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting or other business related disciplines (MBA a plus)

  • 7+ years of experience

  • Diagnostics, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences experience preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Systems experience: COGNOS, Hyperion Essbase and Smart View, SAP, E1.

  • Business modeling and forecasting, including strong understanding of pricing models, sales trends, financial statements and financial system structures

Key Success Factors:

  • Enthusiasm to work as a team player and leader.

  • Applies strong technical and analytical skills to influence strategic business decisions.

  • Demonstrates strong business acumen.

  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet deadlines.

  • Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must.

  • Minimal travel requirement for site visits, less than 10%

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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