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Job title: Finance Director - Life Sciences, Materials & Structural Analysis Dvision
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

The Finance Director, Life Sciences is a key contributor to the overall success of the Life Sciences business, will provide financial and business leadership to the entire Life Sciences team. This position works closely with the VP and General Manager of the Life Sciences business and staff to develop and execute strategies to drive growth and profitability. The candidate will be responsible for strategic and financial analysis, planning, and reporting activities for the Life Science business and lead a team of financial controllers in order to meet business objectives and targets.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Be the business partner to the VP, General Manager of the Life Science business unit
  • Drive strategic analysis of potential partnerships or collaborations impacting the business
  • Drive evaluation of all major investments to support in decision making for the business
  • Lead financial strategic planning and annual operating plan for the Life Sciences business
  • Provide managerial leadership over Financial Controllers
  • Working closely with Marketing and Sales Operations, continue to drive improvement in price and margin analytics that provide meaningful insights to Business Unit and Sales leadership
  • Drive the forecasting process within Life Sciences to improve both efficiency and forecast accuracy
  • Support the business in order to structure sales transactions to drive profitable growth
  • Support Sr. Director Finance with preparation of key monthly and quarterly business review materials and outlooks
  • Collaborate with Corporate FP&A team on reporting requirements and ad hoc requests for division

Preferred characteristics:

  • The successful candidate is personable, highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • He/she has excellent proactive communication skills, both oral and written
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • Proven track record to meet deadlines, handle multiple priorities, and work under pressure

Job Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting is required; an MBA or CPA is desired
  • An ideal candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and a strong aptitude in business partnering and financial analysis
  • Managing and developing a team of financial professionals
  • A minimum of 10+ years of progressively responsible finance/accounting experience
  • Excellent computer skills, specifically MS Excel, Hyperion, and PowerPoint
  • The successful candidate should expect moderate travel

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