Thermo Fisher Scientific Finance Director in Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world

Position Summary:

The Finance Director will lead the Laboratory Analytical Reagents global finance team, manage the BU’s financials (total revenue of $250M), partner with BU leaders to develop and execute strategies to drive growth and profitability, and team with finance functions across Thermo Fisher to drive improvement to the BU’s P&L. The Finance Director will also lead the monthly / quarter close, support NPIs, and M&A processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Full ownership of all finance activities for Laboratory Analytical Reagents business: including internal control, regular reporting and analysis

  • Act as business partner to the VP/GM & BU Leadership Team, providing challenge and support in equal measure

  • Lead the monthly and quarterly business reviews, help develop the BUs’ strategic action plan and manage the annual operating plan process & forecasting

  • Partner cross-functionally with Product Management, Operations, R&D, Commercial, and Strategic Pricing Teams to identify growth and profitability opportunities to improve overall business performance

  • Lead the creation of financial and business models to support business projects and initiatives (i.e., new product development and related ROI, acquisitions- make v buy, ARs

  • Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies to include both financial risk and business performance risk

  • Provide leadership to the finance team, constantly raising the bar of expectation and developing a world class finance organization

  • Support inorganic business development opportunities as required, playing an active role in business case formulation. Ensure smooth integration of acquired businesses as necessary

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting or other business related disciplines (MBA / CPA preferred)

  • 12+ years of experience

  • Life Sciences / Manufacturing experience preferred

  • Ability to partner with management at all levels and to lead major projects and initiatives

  • Excellent analytical skills that lead to actionable growth opportunities

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively across a matrix organization

  • Strong business acumen and ability to lead outside the construct of finance

  • Business modeling and forecasting, including strong understanding of pricing models, sales trends, financial statements and valuation drivers

Key Success Factors:

  • Strong leadership skills and proven ability to adapt leadership style to different situations and people

  • Must be a business leader rather than a technical expert – this position plays an active role in leading the business, providing both challenge and support

  • Strong internal controls and technical accounting experience. Must have an outstanding attention to detail and strong process rigor.

  • Strong analytical skills – and ability to use those skills to influence and drive change

  • Self-motivated; bias for action

  • Global experience

  • 20% travel requirement

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.