Sanofi Group Associate Director, Finance, Global Medical Affairs, Sanofi Genzyme in Cambridge (U.S.), Massachusetts

Associate Director, Finance, Global Medical Affairs, Sanofi Genzyme


AssociateDirector, Finance, Global Medical Affairs, MS & Oncology, Sanofi Genzyme

Sanofi Genzyme focuses on developing specialty treatments fordebilitating diseases that are often difficult to diagnose and treat, providinghope to patients and their families.

GenzymeCorporation (a Sanofi company) and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunityand Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverseworkforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin;age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civilunion status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional orsexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability formilitary status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or bloodtrait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing)or any other characteristic protected by law.

The position reports to the Head of Finance, Medical AffairsFinance

Location: Cambridge, MA

Missions and objectives:

  • Forecasts & Budget: Theindividual is responsible for compiling, analyzing and submitting thecommercial GMA forecast and budget (expenses & headcount). Responsibilities also include providingfinancial analysis and support for budgeting, forecasting, and long-rangeplanning; as well as preparing financial narratives, headcount reporting,provide drivers, data for financial presentations to senior management andanalyzing business risks / opportunities. This role is for US and Global regions.

  • Actuals: Theindividual will be responsible for completing monthly accounting andreconciliations. Additionally, they will need to construct cross-walks betweenbudget/forecast and actuals, and assume responsibility for the corporate GlobalMedical Affairs cost centers (reviewing requisitions and invoices). Shareresponsibility in executing accounting and business procedures, ensureintegrity of processes and drive systems and financial reporting in compliancewith corporate finance standards.

  • Business partnering: Theindividual is the finance business partner for the MS & Oncology Medicalteams and as such the main finance interface for the managers of this part ofthe Sanofi Genzyme GMA organization.

  • Other: Responsible for data forpresentation materials to assist Global Medical Affairs leadership in reviewand decision making. Provide support to business partners in establishingoperating procedures to ensure the execution of organizational goals andobjectives. Educate client groups on all aspects of financial policies toensure full compliance. Drive special projects and analyses that provide astrategic financial analytical approach to decision making and the deploymentof corporate resources. Make recommendations to improve accounting andfinancial reporting processes and systems and address the functions' financeand accounting issues. Develop reporting for the Commercial GMA team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s s degree with 8 years of experience in Finance /Controlling / Accounting. Master’sdegree preferred.

  • Strong accounting skills and experience and ability to driveFinancial monthly closing activity

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint., SAP preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry

  • Mgmt. Reporting and Forecasting tool experience: IBM Cognos TM1,Hyperion/Essbase, Qlikview

  • Deeply committed to accuracy andattention to detail; creative approach to problem-solving; good interpersonaland written skills; ability to work in complex matrix and multiculturalorganization; demonstrated initiative and track record of increased responsibility;flexibility in approach ; ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Ability to independently organizeand manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to handle confidentialmatters with professionalism and discretion

Job: Finance

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge (U.S.)

Job Posting: Jul 29, 2016, 12:23:04 PM

Job Type: Regular

Employee Status: Regular