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Head of Finance - ICMEA

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0013191 Date posted 10/13/2019 Location: United Arab Emirates

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Job Description


  • Forecast, track and drive ICMEA financial performance
  • Shape and implement the mechanisms so the ICMEA Financial performance is know and understood.
  • Elevate financial capabilities across ICMEA and support business with right financial tools and information
  • Drive one Takeda culture by being a role model and ensure all financial incentives and way of working build on our values.


Leadership / People: Direct Reports - 5 at area | Indirect Reports - 35+ across countries

Geographic Scope: Regional - ICMEA | Countries - Ukraine Cluster, Asia/Caucasus, India, Turkey, Maghreb, Middle East, South Africa


  • Being a strategic Finance partner to the ICMEA business.
  • Drive the annual planning processes and prepare for the governance meeting reviews. Ensure the Area performance is well understood and the  different critical decisions have the right financial analysis.
  • Leading, motivating and developing the finance team in area level (4 to 6 people) and LOC/Cluster finance teams
  • Elevate the financial capabilities across the Region, introduce mechanisms to mitigate risks.
  • Ensuring all in country finance processes are robust and the control environment is strong to meet Takeda requirements
  • Developing and/or implementing Financial planning and analysis processes across the region to ensure that the business is financially aware and responsible
  • Working with the Head of ICMEA and the ICMEA LT on establishing Takeda’s presence in the region through re-negotiating / exiting existing partnership and establishing LOCs in priority markets
  • Participating in the Commercial LT meetings ensuring financial performance is well-understood, budgets and forecasts


  • Manage very senior stakeholders and Governance process seamless for the LOC/Clusters
  • Decision making and implementation.
  • Storytelling
  • Build Takeda culture and financial capabilities.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Excellent analytical skills applied to a broad range of business and industry issues.
  • Ability to model scenarios for business cases and accounting values
  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively – capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive and leadership to implement ideas through to successful conclusion.
  • Ability to lead and drive change in a developing business environment and challenge existing practices while making sound financial decisions


  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills necessary for daily interaction with senior management, distribution partners and LOCs across all functions and geographies.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage conflicting demands and appropriately prioritize.
  • Excellent team leadership and ability to manage across borders.
  • Ability to handle change effectively and deal with ambiguity.
  • Ability to achieve results through influence and persuasion.
  • Demonstrated customer Service focus – understanding of customer needs and desire to meet/exceed expectations

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Making Recommendations and presenting solutions on financial issues to senior management to influence strategic decisions
  • Responsibility for key legal entity  finance deliverables across multiple countries
  • Dealing with ongoing expansion plans, acquisitions and meeting the businesses changing requirements


  • Report to Area Head and dotted to VP Finance ICMEA
  • Regular  liaison with Senior Management from across the region, GEM and Takeda
  • Regular liaison and consultation  with Controlling  team/ Group Finance/Tax/Treasury
  • Management of Internal and External audit teams


  • Important travel requirements


Dubai, UAE

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