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Astellas Pharma Inc. is a pharmaceutical company conducting business in more than 70 countries around the world. We are committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. Keeping our focus on addressing unmet medical needs and conducting our business with ethics and integrity enables us to improve the health of people throughout the world. For more information on Astellas, please visit our website at www.astellas.com .
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
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
Astellas is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans