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Finance Business Partner

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0013875 Date posted 10/28/2019 Location: Rome, Italy

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Job Description

Job Title: Finance Business Partner (“FBP”)

Reports to (Job Title):Head of FBP & FP&A


Country: Italy (Rome)

Job purpose

- Partners with assigned Business Units (“BU’s”) / Franchises and/or other Departments as a Trusted Advisor in assessing business opportunities and risks, in developing and executing business and financial strategy, deciding upon and securing proper resource allocation.

- Supports Head FBP, Finance Director in aggregating the overall company strategy and financial plans, monitoring performance and course correcting actions, articulating the right storylines for Local and Regional Management

- Acts as Connector and Solution Architect for the assigned BU’s/Departments, liaising with other functional counterparts in addressing opportunities and issues in collaborative and proactive fashion.

- Works in a continuous improvement approach in seeking efficiency but also sustainable business and internal controls framework, embedding Takeda’s Values and Behaviors in a Stewardship-inspired mindset

Major accountabilities

Business Support, Agile Thought Partnering

- Liaison between Bus/Departments and the other key components of the Finance Function, locally and above country

- Act as a Solution Architect, with deep understanding of how our business works and its interdependencies, inspiring to co-create innovative solutions enabling financial results

- Performance management

  • Leads, develops or contributes to all KPI’s pertaining to assigned BU’s/Dept’s
  • Owns P&L top to bottom for its assigned Units, variance analysis
  • Price-Volume sales anLealysis where applicable
  • Commitment Accounting liaison with Controlling and Takeda Business Services
  • Brilliant at basic analytics, provides insights, interpretations, proposed ad-hoc investigations and action plans
  • Provides quality input and commentaries to the company-wide performance management, feed back output to assigned Units

- Planning, forecasting

  • Manages business and financial planning process, leads yearly Plan, Mid-Year Commitment (MYC) and Long Range plans for assigned Units, in alignment with the Company-wide process
  • Strong handle on assumptions-based scenario’s
  • Leads in development and implementation of early warning systems / R&O for all financials.
  • Drive continuous learning within the assigned Units by designing and performing post-implementation financial analyses on past initiatives and sharing results across the organization
  • Collaborate with financial control personnel, FSC’s to ensure robust financial data
  • Support decision-making and controlling within the M&S functions

Stewardship, Integrity

- Supports Head of Controlling, SOX Finance PMO in leasing with Finance Service Centers in designing, assigning and monitoring relevant controls, securing accountability also in assigned Units where applicable, including contributing or developing Units-specific SOPs/Operating instructions where necessary

- Implements and/or designs and implements analytics in support of proper monitoring of business management in full spirit of PTRB (Patients, Trust, Reputation and Business)

Key counterparts 

Finance Director; Head of FBPs, other FBPs; Head of Controlling; SOX Lead & Finance PMO

Business Unit / Department Heads

Supply Chain and Customer Excellence teams

EUCAN Finance and Franchise teams

Key performance indicators/Measures of success 

Financial and Business Results:

  • Sales, TFCs, Management Result, MCF, Personnel Costs
  • Forecast Accuracy (sales and costs)

Operational Excellence:

  • Reliability, timeliness and accuracy of budgetary and financial forecasts
  • Accuracy of early-warning system and results
  • The story behind numbers
  • Sound overall financial management and robust controls
  • Satisfaction of internal customers with timeliness and depth of reporting information provided, problem solving, proactivity
  • Simplification / standardization initiatives of FBPs’ routines, processes, rhythm

People, Capabilities, and Management:

  • Interactions and best practice sharing within team
  • Cross-functional teamwork

Ideal background 


  • University degree in economics, business, engineering or related field
  • Preferred Advanced degree/courses in business, economics, engineering or related field preferred
  • Excellent English


  • 5-7 years finance FP&A/FBP experience in a multinational set-up, with accounting familiarity and technical fundamentals of GAAP, IFRS
  • Significant (4+ years) first-hand working expertise of SOX and internal controls; experience as external auditor / Big 4 audit firms a plus
  • Proven project management skills
  • Pharma / Healthcare experience a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to clearly present financial data in reports distributed to regional and global officers, but also to non-Finance stakeholders
  • Excellent analytical ability
  • Experience with Shared Services set-up a plus
  • Strong plus: experience with complex company integrations

Technical skills

  • Business analytics
  • SAP in-depth working knowledge; implementation/roll-out experience a plus
  • Project Management common tools
  • Overall solid financial skills (budgeting and/or controlling, credit, financing and cash flow management, financial statements, ...)
  • Proficiency with MS Office

Soft skills

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Team-playing and collaboration
  • Proactivity and accountability
  • Communication ease
  • Balanced teamwork & assertiveness, builds Trust
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Initiative, drive, resilience
  • Possesses and demonstrates a mature sense of urgency, ownership, can-do attitude, and does whatever-it-takes to delivery results accurately and timely in a dynamic work environment with Integrity at heart


Rome, Italy

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Time Type

Full time

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