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Finance Planning, Reporting & Global Functions Business Partner Lead

Zurich, Switzerland


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Finance Planning, Reporting & Global Functions Business Partner Lead

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Job ID R0015397 Date posted 01/21/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Finance Planning, Reporting & Global Functions Business Partner Lead in our Zürich office.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Finance Planning, Reporting & Global Functions Business Partner Lead working on the Finance & Controlling team. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda’s mission by providing finance support and overview to the Regions and Functionals Quality heads. A typical day will include:

  • Administering financial planning processes
  • Developing/applying financial analysis to support business objectives
  • Developing detailed explanation for variances between actuals and plans on a monthly basis for assigned functional areas
  • Communicating reporting packages and analyses to assigned function heads according to established schedules and special requests


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of pharma experience
  • Lean/ Six Sigma experience
  • Demonstrated experience in big multinational organisations
  • Previous budgeting, planning, and variance analysis experience
  • Demonstrated analytical capability
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite: SAP, Cognos)
  • Strategic thinking
  • Experience working abroad would be beneficial


  • Competitive basic salary
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Cover and Life Assurance

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.

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