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This position is based in Northbrook, IL. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas’ Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope of Position:

The Associate Director, FP&A COE, is responsible for driving implementation and operations of Anaplan to support global planning for Astellas. They will oversee and support financial controls of Anaplan for the FP&A center of excellence team.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for Anaplan planning system and day to day operation.

  • Facilitate and drive a globally consistent end-to-end system process execution with defined roles, responsibilities, outputs, and expectations

  • Works with IS, GBS, finance business partners and COE process, delivery and reporting teams to implement and operate Anaplan

  • Accountable for financial controls for Anaplan system

  • Align Anaplan operations with enterprise planning requirements

  • Collaborate with operational teams across Astellas to integrate operational and financial planning.



  • Undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) with emphasis in Finance or Accounting or Computer Science (or related data analysis degree)

  • 7+ years of financial analysis and / or accounting experience, preferably in a multi-national, multi-currency environment

  • Minimum of 5+ years analysis and systems experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry and 3 years modeling experience

  • 3+ years’ experience managing and coaching staff

  • Pharma Finance experience a plus

  • Poise, confidence, adaptability, and effective influencing skills needed for interacting with Astellas leaders in challenging situations.

  • Recent experience and demonstrated aptitude leveraging enterprise-grade data / reporting systems

  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity in pioneering new approaches and ways of working

  • Effective interpersonal skills and with ability to operate among diverse cultures

  • Strong teamwork and partner behaviors

  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills in English

  • History of developing high achieving staff

  • Experience with Anaplan

  • Working knowledge of various statistical modeling techniques and their application within

  • complex analytical projects, e.g., regression modeling, ROI, portfolio attrition.


  • CPA, CA, CMA, CIMA, CGMA, ACMA or international equivalent

  • MBA

  • Experience successfully working in a geographically distributed team

  • Experience supporting pharma in a finance or planning role strongly preferred

  • Experience with systems like SAP, Tableau, Qlik and DataIku a plus

  • Experience improving financial planning and reporting activities


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation, Sick time, plus national holidays including Heritage Days, and Summer and Winter Breaks

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category FP&A Center of Excellence

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EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans