AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Group Cash Flow Performance Director in Cambridge, United Kingdom

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AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious diseases. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.

At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energised and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

AstraZeneca’s Finance function is continuing its transformation journey with the objective of delivering excellence in financial operations and insight. As this strategy continues to drive the effectiveness and performance of the business, to the benefit of millions of patients worldwide, best in class finance support and leadership becomes ever more important.

Are you a qualified finance professional with experience of delivering insightful planning and / or business reporting activities? Do you have a track record of delivering change? As best in class finance support becomes ever more important, this role offers you the chance to work as part of the recently expanded Group Planning and Business

Performance function based in Cambridge.

Please apply to join us!

We are looking for a candidate with relevant expertise and experience, but more importantly a problem solver, simplifier, integrator, connector and communicator. A change agent who challenges, works with an agile, positive mindset, and has the ability to think differently and make it happen.

Principal Accountabilities of the role

Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing and maintaining the Group’s short-to-medium, and longer-term cash flow forecasts;

  • Analysis of actual historic performance – identifying key trends, issues and risks / opportunities;

  • Responsible for monthly performance reporting and associated analytics (including comparison to latest forecast / budget)

  • Delivery of enhanced ‘value add’, reliable and efficient processes – via continuous improvement approach;

  • Analysing business inputs – understanding, challenging and evaluating key business drivers, and ensuring processes are underpinned by consistent assumptions;

  • Robust and insightful briefing material – influencing senior management thinking / decision making;

  • Partnering with representatives across the Group, including:

  • Cash Generation Team – drive alignment between Enterprise objectives and unit level targets;

  • Corporate Finance Team – support ongoing formulation and development of treasury strategies.

  • Working with Information technology partners to ensure appropriate technology is selected and developed as part of ongoing process improvements;

  • Managing a range of other related ad-hoc requests in support of the senior management & Board.

Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • MBA or other Finance/Business qualification eg Qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Excellent academic record.

  • Significant experience of cash flow forecasting and associated analytics.

  • Proven track record in delivering change, collaboratively in a multi-national matrix organisation – with expertise in finance process design and enhancement.

  • Advanced modelling skills, Hyperion systems proficiency preferred but not essential.

  • Ability to deliver succinct, high impact briefing material suitable for SET / Board level audiences.

  • Proactive and delivery focussed, comfortable working in a dynamic, challenging environment.

  • A clear record of progression in Finance functions within global enterprises.

  • Well-developed influencing skills with the ability to drive bigger picture thinking.

  • Energetic, resilient and tenacious.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Good networking skills.

  • System proficient.

Opening date - 25th April 2018

Closing date - 18th May 2018

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.