Finance Manager, Corporate Strategy Office

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Finance Manager, Corporate Strategy Office


This group provides all financial support for Business Development and Acquisitions, Alliance Management, and Ventures.

The role includes financial modeling, due diligence, and contract review for in-licensing activities, business acquisitions, divestitures, partnership renegotiations, and minority equity investments.

Success in this role requires an individual that is comfortable with uncertainty, a non-routine work environment, and can identify innovative solutions to the unique challenges of each project. The person needs the ability to build creative, data-driven models that highlight critical financial impacts and enable strong decision making on $100M+ investments. In addition to financial analysis, the ability to understand complex accounting guidance and critically review contracts is essential.

Candidate for this position will need to manage a complicated and critical process and draw on knowledge and experience from all aspects of finance and accounting. While there are no direct reports for this position, it maintains a close working relationship with numerous other functions and leads the financial interface and financial aspects of projects. There is constant interaction at the director and VP levels with Corporate Strategy teams, Legal, and various financial functions such as Corporate FP&A, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Commercial Operations and R&D.

1) 1) Six or more years of progressive, well-rounded finance experience (pharma industry preferred).
2) Analytical ability (and strong Excel skills) to build financial models to assess market opportunities
3) Effective communication skills with VP (and, at times, C-Suite) level.
4) Self-initiative and drive are critical to this position.
5) Preferred: Previous Business Development and/or Audit experience .
6) Preferred: Experience in leading projects and ad hoc assignments

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled