Head of Finance, UK & Ireland

United Kingdom Frimley / Camberley
On Application
21 Dec 2018
23 Jan 2019
927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks. We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.
A division of Novartis, Sandoz is a global leader in generic and biosimilar medicines, committed to playing a leading role in driving access to medicine worldwide.

Job purpose

Reporting to the Country Head UK/ IE CFO UK/IE, you will primarily be responsible for the management of the financial performance and control of Sandoz in the UK and Ireland

Key Responsibilities
• To support the Country Head UK/ IE in the formulation of financial and strategic plans and to implement actions that ensure the organisation delivers profitable growth.
• To fully understand key business issues and drivers, including headcount and other investments.
• To challenge budgets and projects, identify risks and opportunities and ensure that action is taken to deliver against targets.
• To support decision making across the business through financial evaluation of proposed projects and planned or actual data in order that enhanced financial performance is delivered.
• Manage budget, latest forecast and monthly reporting processes.
• Drive efficiency and productivity mindset across the business to fully optimise Return on Investment.
• Deliver insightful, challenging and proactive analytical support that drives business decisions across all functions.
• Operational and P&L responsibility for the Irish joint venture (Rowex Limited)
• Ensure optimised service delivery from the In Country FSC with regard to FRA and BPC activities. • Ensure talent pipeline and effective succession planning
• Supervises all Finance, Internal Control and Compliance related activities in UK countries.
• Functional reporting to Regional CFO
• Support local Emergency Response Management and NEM Organisation, and Business Continuity Planning for the site.

About Sandoz:

Sandoz, a global leader in the rapidly growing generics industry, is a company in which doctors, pharmacists and patients worldwide have placed their trust for 130 years. It is the global pioneer in Biosimilars investing in research and development to improve the lives of patients and liberating healthcare resources through increased access to high-quality, affordable biologics.

With our 26 000-plus employees in more than 140 countries, we discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Our culture is defined by our values: innovation, quality, collaboration, performance, courage, integrity.

Sandoz has been certified as Top Employer Europe 2017 and 2018 by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings!

Benefits of Working for Sandoz
• Competitive salary
• Performance based annual bonus
• Work/life balance
• Pension scheme
• Life insurance
• Single Medical Health Insurance
• 24 days annual leave
• Flex Benefits
• Subsidised on-site cafeteria
• Free shuttle bus between Sandoz and Farnborough station
• Additional benefits

‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’


Minimum requirements

The ideal candidate will have
• Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) and/or MBA w/significant previous experience in sr finance or accountancy role.
• A life sciences graduate, preferably w/higher degree will be viewed favorabl English
• Commercially minded and technically strong qualified accountant with excellent analytical skills along with experience.
• At least 7 years senior finance experience with knowledge of both management accounting and financial accounting

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

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