Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Manager, FP&A - Commercial

    Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/4/2018 9:26 AM)
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  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    As a member of the Financial Planning and Analysis team, support for the U.S. Commercial Organization will include managing monthly close and forecast process, assisting in the quarterly forecast and the annual budget process, and providing analytical support to all U.S. Commercial Functions. These include Sales, Marketing, Market Access and Commercial Operations functions. The individual will also be partnering closely with Accounting on month-end accruals.

    This role will build and maintain strong working relationships between finance and U.S. Commercial business partners.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Partnering with U.S. Commercial department budget owners to provide monthly reports and operational analyses to help manage the budget and improve forecasting accuracy.
    • Participate in the annual budget process and the quarterly forecast process to help deliver on corporate objectives across all commercial business units.
    • Work with the FP&A Associate Director and the Commercial leadership team to develop and track key performance metrics and deliver key messages.
    • Work closely with Accounting on the month end and quarter end close processes, including accruals, reconciliations, pre-paid etc.
    • Maintaining and improving detailed financial models that track and analyze functional costs and their impact on the company’s overall performance.
    • Assist in the development of dashboards and reports for trending and analysis of specific business objectives and processes.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for tactical improvements in commercial operations and shared services.
    • Help drive reporting and forecasting improvements by developing new reports and analysis.
    • Completing ad hoc analysis and decision support focused on requirements of the Commercial organization.
    • Communicate findings, develop recommendations, and present them to senior management.

    Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, MBA and/or CPA preferred.
    • A minimum five years post qualification experience with strong financial planning and analysis, including experience working in the pharmaceuticals industry and knowledge of the accounting practices required.  Prior experience with accruals a plus.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries.
    • Strong planning and analytical skills preferable, including superior financial modeling, Excel, and financial database systems skills/knowledge (SAP BPC, Host Analytics, Hyperion Planning, or similar).
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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