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Associate Director, Next Generation Finance

Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more. And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery. Our Culture Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients. By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin's General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. Job Summary Through its 25 years of focus on patient needs, BioMarin has emerged as a leading, fully integrated global biopharma with approximately $2 billion in revenues from over 75 countries, a robust R&D pipeline, operating profits, and world-class technical capabilities through its 3,000 global employees. BioMarin leadership now desires to optimize the efficiency and scalability of its operations for the future through its next phase of growth. One critical step forward includes the recent launch of our "Enterprise Resource Planning" (ERP) initiative, which reflects a significant investment and a commitment to transforming the way we work. An effective ERP will enable the streamlined design of end-to-end processes and provide faster, more accurate flow of information to meet the needs of a maturing and growing organization. By transforming our foundation for all operations company-wide, BioMarin's Finance function strives to develop a Next Generation Finance strategy, that embraces innovative and industry-leading practices like Global Business Service models, digitally integrated value chains, and cross-functional process and data governance frameworks. The Associate Director of Next Generation Finance will play a key role in supporting the success of our Financial Operations, ERP program, and the development of the operational strategies needed to shape and optimize our future business service delivery model(s). This Associate Director will require a deep understanding of leading practices in global business services, particularly those that cover critical end-to-end process areas like: Record-to-Report, Order-to-Cash, Source-to-Pay, Hire-to-Retire, FP&A, Treasury and Tax. They'll be able to bridge the cross-functional gaps that often arise from competing priorities to help global stakeholders across the organization realize the measurable business value that comes from aligning on optimal ways of working. The AD will have demonstrated capacity to influence, lead, deliver, and pivot in a collaborative way to bring BMRN's infrastructure modernization to life. Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Next Generation Finance program, enabling the success of our ERP initiative, and the development of our multi-year strategies to drive a long-term optimization of our operating service delivery models.
  • Design optimal solutions to transform our global Finance/G&A service operations based on leading practices, shared services/GBS models, effective ways of working, continuous improvement methodologies, and the unique needs of our cross-functional business partners.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to finance leaders and critical stakeholders to help them solve their most complex business and technology challenges
  • Help our business partners understand, evaluate, respond to and adopt process, governance, and organizational design changes that provide new more optimal ways to meet their needs
  • Challenge old business models by analyzing needs and approaches, and innovatively designing new user experiences
  • Work creatively and analytically with a structured approach to problem-solving
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans, identifying risks/dependencies and milestones, and change management needs/impacts, organizational readiness, and training plans.
  • Conduct insightful analysis using internal and external data (e.g., benchmark data and & industry trends) to derive insights that will drive process transformation. Facilitate discussions, surveys, focus groups, and workshops to articulate vision, understand stakeholder needs, and gather input
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with global, functional, and regional teams on analytical, operational, and planning initiatives. Work cross-functionally to ensure a global perspective and that all regulatory and financial control requirements are of top priority.
  • Partner and align closely with other BMRN transformation leaders, ensuring consistent approaches and frameworks. Act as the point of contact between different departments functions within BMRN and other relevant parties on day-to-day program execution of tasks, deliverables, resourcing, and quality control.
  • Business Performance Metrics & Key Performance Indicators (KPI's): Identifying and implementing program, project, and business operations performance metrics and KPI's is a primary objective of the Next Generation Finance leader. This includes developing and deploying tools, dashboards, and workflows that focus on continuous improvement and process enhancement.
  • Program Risk Management: identify any risks in the plan and develop a strategy to overcome or address these and mitigate these risks. Risks include understanding key dependencies to assess the impact of issues and changes to make recommendations to impacted stakeholders. Qualifications
    • 10+ years of experience leading large-scale global strategic/transformation programs, including the design and deployment of Global Business Service/Shared Service models
    • A background in Finance and customer-centric operations, and demonstratable in-depth knowledge of Accounting Practices and key business process areas, including Order-to-Cash, Record-to-Report, Source-to-Pay, Hire-to-Retire, FP&A, Treasury and Tax
    • Skilled communicator and proven relationship builder, able to operate within a multitude of formal and informal networks while managing the competing interests of varied stakeholders
    • Strong familiarity with process design based on ERP platform enablement (preference for SAP ECC or SAP S/4 HANA either as a user or as part of an ERP implementation)
    • Experience with analytical approach to identify, understand, and develop solutions to business challenges; Ability to create and present detailed financial models, and compelling business cases
    • Ability to work successfully with internal/external teams and strategic partners to maximize value and accelerate change
    • Proven ability to interact with and influence peers and senior management in a complex, geographically dispersed organization
    • Self-directed, dynamic, and customer-centric change-agent who thrives in a challenging and changing environment
    • Demonstrated project leadership and management experience employing consultation/advisory elements
    • Bachelor's Degree required (Masters in Business Administration, Management, or similar preferred)
    • Microsoft Office skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, and ProjectHybrid Work Style:
      • Virtual 3 days a week
      • Onsite in San Rafael, CA 2 days a week: Tuesdays & Thursdays

        PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., San Rafael , Associate Director, Next Generation Finance, Executive , San Rafael, California

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