Posted to MedZilla on 2/16/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-CA, Finance Business Partner SR0046391-MZ



This position supports the Los Angeles Manufacturing Facility, the largest plasma fractionating and purification plant within Takeda. In this role the analyst will support manufacturing operations by planning and reporting of manufacturing variances, inventory and operating expenses (OPEX) for the Los Angeles 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, and with the development of new analytic tools to support the needs of the business. Being located on site affords the rare opportunity to partner closely and collaborate with operations, develop new processes and procedures where none currently exist and have an immediate and long-lasting impact.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the Product Line and Process controller by leading the month end 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
  • Ensures adequate internal controls are in place to meet company policies and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Perform and monitor inventory-related SOX controls
  • Ensure timely and accurate response to Division/Corporate accounting request for information to area of responsibility.
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as needed


  • Self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
  • Strong technical and financial knowledge, including an understanding of internal control requirements and accounting principles as well as an understanding of relevant business environment
  • Strong analytical skills with familiarity with accounting, financial analysis, and reporting
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to tailor communication to the audience and effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, often cross-functionally
  • High degree of proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) is essential.SAP experience is desired, in addition to familiarity with JD Edwards
  • Experience in organizing, preparing and presenting briefings to Customers, Management and peers
  • Meticulous attention to detail with a relentless focus on accuracy and getting things done
  • Proven analyst with experience forecasting and providing actuals in a timely and accurate manner critical
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability with experience providing practical business insights from large, complex data sets
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects and drive initiatives in a cross-functional environment
  • Keep up-to-date on technology trends, developments & best practices

Education and/or experience:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor s degree, preferably in accounting or finance-related fields. MBA or CPA preferred. 5+ years of related experience, some leadership experience preferred

Physical Demands:

  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility

Working Environment:

  • General office environment
  • Must be able to work additional hours as needed

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

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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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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