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Sunovion Director, Financial Planning and Transformation in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Director, Financial Planning & Transformation to join our Finance Organization in Marlborough, MA.

Reporting to the Executive Director Finance Strategy and Chief of Staff, the Director, Financial Planning and Transformation will be responsible for driving effective and efficient transformation throughout the Finance organization to enable us to respond quickly to the changing needs of the organization and align with the strategic direction of the enterprise.

Essential Functions:

Support the Executive Director Finance Strategy and Chief of Staff by supporting precision execution across everything we do in Finance

  • Employ strong business and operational acumen to manage complex and multiple responsibilities, eliminate surprises, mitigate risk and escalate issues as appropriate

  • Provide project management and analytical support on high priority initiatives, as directed

  • Integrate multiple perspectives to ensure balanced and comprehensive approach

  • Engage across organization to effectively support and communicate initiatives in a highly collaborative manner

  • Collaborate with Executive Director Finance Strategy and Chief of Staff to drive successful completion of enterprise wide efforts

  • Facilitate efficient and effective business processes and financial strategic planning, under the direction of the Executive Director Finance Strategy and Chief of Staff and in conjunction with key stakeholders across the business

  • Leverage experience and network to influence Finance and cross-functional partners to meet business objectives.

  • Support key stakeholder alignment and cross-functional collaboration for Finance

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Bachelors' Degree required; Master's Degree preferred

  • Ten plus (10+) years in the Finance, with 5+ years in the life sciences industry

  • Detail-oriented and committed to accuracy while balancing multiple priorities

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Adept at synthesizing and presenting complex data, including financial information.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to collaborate effectively in a team and build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to collaborate in a cross-functional matrixed environment and seek diverse perspectives

  • Strong professional presence, effective communication, presentation, influence, and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability in partnering skills and influencing without authority

  • Strategic and operational agility; able to support and operationalize Finance and enterprise-wide strategies

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Strong insight into cross-functional implications of complex business issues (Finance, Operational, Marketing, Sales, BD, and R&D functions)

  • Outstanding communication skills, written and verbal with a focus on clarity and brevity

  • Comfort with high levels of uncertainty, unstructured projects

  • Ability to interact with and influence all levels of the organization and track record for building trust and productive relationships across disparate functional work groups (domestic and global)

  • Technologically savvy with advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Microsoft Project

  • Contemporary knowledge of biotechnology / pharmaceuticals and scientific / medical trends in areas of interest to Sunovion

  • The ideal candidate will have the ability to maneuver in a complex business environment, acumen to manage complex business situations, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously, including balancing progress on long-term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands

  • The incumbent must possess the skills to influence and collaborate with a diverse domestic and global stakeholder community to achieve actionable results and build strong and sustainable relationships


Confidential Data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance :Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sunovion are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a personal computer for extended periods of time.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Sunovion is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.