Finance Director Benelux

Finance Director Benelux

BMS - Bristol-Myers Squibb

Braine L'Alleud, Belgium

Position Summary:

The Finance Director for Benelux will be responsible for all finance aspect of the Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg). He/She will be the key partner of the Benelux Commercial Leadership Team, providing financial leadership to the Benelux GM, to advance BMS strategy and achieve business and financial objectives. He/She will ensure high standards of integrity and stewardship of financials, playing a key role in developing the financial team in Benelux.

Scope of the role:

The Finance leader will be recognized as an influential and collaborative business partner who leads beyond the role and effectively interacts at all levels of the organization to shape and drive the achievement of Benelux goals and objectives through:

  • Leadership of the financial planning process including the development and roll out of ambitious financial goals and targets that are grounded in facts and/or transparent assumptions for Benelux;
  • Financial analysis and guidance on business activities, targets, and business drivers;
  • Partnering closely with the GM of Benelux and be a member of the Benelux leadership team, promoting fact-based resource allocation decisions;
  • Monitoring of business performance for the Benelux. Challenging results and developing recommendations to improve financial performance. Identification and communication of the financial risks and opportunities. Leadership in the execution of the plans or mitigation action plan implementation;
  • Developing a high performing Benelux Finance team focused on effective business partnering, strong internal controls and effective accounting processes. Contribute to the EU Cluster Finance team success;
  • Establishing a high level of credibility and managing strong working relationships with business partners and involved functions (Marketing, Medical, Sales, BI&A, Value Access & Pricing, etc.);
  • Strong stewardship of financial operations and reporting with the highest level of integrity. Representing the company as Statutory Director in the Benelux.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Financial Planning and Management Reporting Processes;
  • In collaboration with the Benelux General Manager set ambitious but achievable financial goals;
  • Drive transparent financial reporting that link market insights and past performance with outlook;
  • Leverage BI&A capabilities to develop realistic sales forecast based on relevant market data;
  • Articulate material risks/opportunities and lead design and execution of contingency plans;
  • Drive continuous focus on simplification to enable maximum time for business support;
  • Hold self and others to timelines, quality, and accuracy;
  • Effective communication of financial results and plans;
  • Leverage Smart Budgeting to shape resource allocation across the market and maximize value creation;
  • Drive usage of financial and market data for making informed business decisions;
  • Partner with Benelux LT and evaluate short vs. long term investments considering Company strategy and business priorities;
  • Build strong Finance Organization;
  • Attract and develop strong finance talent;
  • Serve as an inspirational and engaging leader who motivates and engages through clear articulation of company/function strategy, aligning priorities and resources to strategies, structuring department to meet anticipated needs and building best in class competencies through strong coaching and development in tandem with external pipelining strategies;
  • Orchestrate development opportunities leveraging the EUC & MM network (ToD, stretch assignments);
  • Constantly scan for best practices and implement concepts as appropriate:
    • Highest Standards of Internal Controls across EUC Markets;
    • Facilitate ongoing dialogue in the market to design, implement and maintain effective control standards.
  • Continuously set the right tone from the top.

Required Leadership Skills and Behavior Set:

  • Passion: Sets high standards for self and others while energizing others. Strong self-awareness with a balance of confidence and humility. Strong in conviction but mindful of other perspectives. Not afraid to take an unpopular view – proactive in opinion;
  • Innovation: Challenge the status quo by testing boundaries and comfortable outside of comfort zone. Pursue and understand diverse perspectives outside of BMS. Encourage and have constructive debates. Embrace change to drive innovation outcomes;
  • Urgency: Works with a sense of urgency with ability to focus on what’s important. Consults with the right people to move quickly – avoid being a consensus gatherer. Quickly assesses potential risks and rewards and develops plans to enhance value or mitigate risks. Breaks silos and eliminate unnecessary rule;
  • Accountability. Owns BMS’s success by holding self and others accountable. Shares information in a transparent and honest way. Coaches and mentors others with good intent and purpose. Integrity. Demonstrate Ethics, integrity, and quality in everything we do for patients, customer, and colleagues. Lead by example and ensure environment where integrity is key;
  • Inclusion: Embrace diversity & foster an environment where we can all work together at our full potential.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience;
  • 3-5 years of experience managing a team;
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and robust experience in internal controls;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work constructively across a complex matrix structure with multiple partners;
  • Strong financial planning and analysis background and extensive experience with business planning cycle, budgeting process, demand forecasting, and profitability analysis;
  • Solid understanding of commercial business models;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment often with aggressive deadlines and quick turnarounds;
  • Successful track record developing talent;
  • Highest level of integrity, work ethic and financial stewardship;
  • Strong working knowledge of financial systems including SAP and Hyperion preferred;
  • Pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical experience preferred.

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