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Biologics Inventory Senior Financial Analyst

Lexington, Massachusetts


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Biologics Inventory Senior Financial Analyst

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Job ID SR0041696 Date posted 10/14/2019 Location Lexington, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Biologics Inventory Senior Financial Analyst in our Lexington, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

The Global Inventory team is part of the Global Manufacturing and Supply organization.  The team is responsible for consolidating inventory across all Takeda entities, building processes to capture data, data integrity, compliance with inventory policy, planning and forecasting, and partnering with Supply Chain and Operating units to drive efficient inventory levels.   This role will specifically support the Biologics operating unit. 

As a Biologics Inventory Senior Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for:

  • Partnering with finance, operations and site leaders to provide monthly results to enable global consolidation
  • Leading monthly inventory calls with sites to understand inventory fluctuations
  • Providing timely, relevant and accurate reporting and analysis of inventory results for Operating Unit against budget to facilitate decision making toward budget achievement
  • Developing and maintain various financial models and standard templates distributed for use by all of Finance to enable consolidation
  • Working closely with business partners and sites to ensure accurate inventory reserve reporting including aging reserves by product
  • Working closely with Corporate Finance to understand the Profit In Inventory
  • Demonstrating appropriate understanding/working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls
  • Using financial analysis techniques, tools, and concepts to provide practical counsel to Operating Units and management to drive business results
  • Understanding and faciliate integration of business processes,people and relevant technology to drive efficiency and business decision making across the company
  • Analyzing data to ensure compliance with inventory policy and according to legal, internal and SOX requirements
  • Assisting with month end inventory financial close process including resolving discrepancies between ERP systems
  • Leading quarterly meetings with Supply Chain to identify inventory write-offs
  • Assist with the annual budget process for inventory across all entities
  • Other ad hoc requests, as needed
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a global and remote team setting
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent degrees
  • 4+ years of experience in Finance, Business, or Supply Chain
  • Proven analytical skills and proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP ERP and HFM (Hyperion)

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