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This position is responsible for financial business partnership to the product line leader and leadership team of the Vibrational product line within Molecular Spectroscopy Business Unit. In addition to supporting strategic growth initiatives the candidate will drive effective reporting, forecasting and accountability processes to support tactical execution of the business.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead efficient and effective global reporting, forecasting and accountability processes for the Vibrational product line
  • Key decision-making business partner; analyzing and advising on:
    • Business opportunities / tenders / quotes
    • New product development business cases
    • Pricing strategies, margin analysis and product positioning
    • Headcount and other investment proposals
    • Demo Inventory
  • Lead deep dive analytics into business challenges to support corrective action planning and strategic decision making
  • Coordinate with Vibrational business team driving meaningful analytics and reporting into the business – working closely with sales operations and commercial leadership
  • MBR/QBR reporting and presentation of financials
  • Drive reporting, forecasting and accountability process for Marketing and R&D spending within the BU
  • Provide financial leadership to facilitate effective R&D
    • Build solid business cases to facilitate prioritization of R&D budget
    • Enforce business case discipline within the stage gate processes
    • Drive improved measurement of ROIC on our R&D spending
  • Work with sales operations and strategic pricing to evaluate price/volume levers and the effectiveness of promotions
  • Coordinate the development of the Annual Operating Plan for the product line
    • For organic revenue growth, ensuring alignment between business unit and commercial objectives and targets
    • Coordinating volumes with global and site operations teams

Preferred characteristics:

  • The successful candidate is personable, highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • He/she has excellent proactive communication capabilities, identifying and addressing issues via candid dialogue
  • Track record of developing high levels of credibility and forging solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers and upper management and can operate effectively in a matrix reporting structure
  • Strong commercial orientation with demonstrated experience partnering with business leaders to drive growth
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel. Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior financial and operational professionals.
  • Ability to balance priorities and thrive in a complex global business environment
  • Drives a culture of accountability

Job Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting is required; an MBA or CPA is strongly desired
  • Must have experience as a financial business partner with cross functional teams.
  • An ideal candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and a strong aptitude in financial analysis
  • He/she should have a minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible business experience, including managing global teams
  • Experience in a global manufacturing organization is desired
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (i.e., financial models and analysis), Cognos reporting tool (or equivalent), PowerPoint, and Hyperion is preferred
  • The successful candidate should expect travel 0% - 10%

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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