Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Senior Financial Analyst SR0046084-MZ


This position supports the Round Lake Illinois Manufacturing Facility. In this role the analyst will support manufacturing operations by planning and reporting of manufacturing variances, inventory and operating expenses for the facility. A successful candidate will execute the key job responsibilities listed below but will also be expected to drive improvements in process flow and design, develop new processes and procedures while also developing new analytical tools to improve efficiency in reporting and analytics. This position will collaborate with Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations Excellence, Plant Management and Corporate Finance.

  • Act as the Product Line and Process Controller by leading the month and close, analysis, reporting and planning for the respective area of responsibilities

Responsible for managing the forecast/budget/long range plan for all financial aspects of the respective Product Line and Process

Establish product costing standards including preparation of labor and overhead rates and material standards

Prepare, maintain and analyze costing for product line and process

Responsible for monitoring, reporting, planning and analysis of all respective manufacturing variances and inventory for product line and process

Ensure the integrity of inventory value, including the accounting and maintenance of standard costs, inventory variances and BOMs and Routings

Collaborate with Operations Business Partners to review performance to date and assess potential risks and opportunities

Work with Management on strategic deep dives by developing financial models and insights on topics such as COGS improvement initiatives, process improvements to eliminate non value add and inventory reduction initiatives

Enable effective Business Intelligence (BI), forward-looking insight and decision support by focusing on business problem solving, lean events, continuous improvement and manufacturing analysis support

Prepare monthly account reconciliations and related journal entries for balance sheet accounts

Ensures compliance with financial policies and recommend and/or take action as needed

Add hoc reporting and analysis as needed

Experience and Education :

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant accounting or finance experience
  • Working knowledge of excel, powerpoint.
  • Experience with SAP, JDE, HFM - a plus
  • Self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
  • Strong technical and financial knowledge, including understanding of internal control requirements and accounting principles as well as understanding of relevant business environment
  • Attention to detail and diligence
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, often cross-functionally
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must be multi-task oriented
  • Ability to manage tasks concurrently
  • Requires the ability to analyze variances against annual standard costs as well as budget
  • Calculate yield, labor hours and material usage/scrap for analysis on performance
  • Possess a problem solving mentality while working with manufacturing and support functions to understand variances and communicate a plan of action for strategy
  • Works closely with plant management and supervisors
  • Communicates with GMS-Finance Leadeship Team in Zurich

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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