Senior Manager - Finance, LPE

Thermo Fisher Scientific   •  

Rochester, NY

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 37 days ago

The Senior Manager, Finance is responsible for driving financial insights and accountability across a very successful Business Unit. This role is responsible for identifying and mitigating financial risk and opportunity, while partnering with the Senior Director, Finance and Strategic Business Segment General Manager(s) to drive top-line revenue growth, earnings pull-through and measured cash flow performance. The preferred location for this role is Waltham, MA.


  • Build effective relationship to partner and support Strategic Business Segment General Manager(s)
  • Be recognized as key decision-making business partner evaluating and approving:
  • Business opportunities
  • New product development business cases
  • Pricing strategies and product positioning
  • Headcount and other investment proposals
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other external partnerships
  • Drive effective partnerships with Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain
  • Shape efficient and effective global reporting, forecasting and accountability processes
  • Drive meaningful analytics and reporting into the business by working closely with Sales Operations and Commercial leadership
  • Provide financial leadership to global R&D
  • Improve business case development to prioritize R&D budget across the division
  • Enforce business case discipline within the stage gate processes
  • Work with Sales Operations and Strategic Pricing to evaluate price/volume levers and the effectiveness of promotions and business opportunities
  • Support the strategic planning process and partner with business unit leadership on same
  • Support business unit Annual Operating Plan
  • For organic revenue growth, ensuring alignment between business unit and commercial objectives and targets
  • For global selling, marketing and R&D spending, ensuring affordability and prioritization of investment proposals

Preferred characteristics:

  • The successful candidate is personable, highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • He/she has excellent proactive communication capabilities, identifying and addressing issues via candid dialogue
  • Track record of developing high levels of credibility and forging solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers and upper management and can operate effectively in a matrix reporting structure
  • Experience in commercial elements of a product based business with demonstrated experience partnering with business leaders
  • Strong understanding of the interdependencies of the customer fulfilment, inventory, and manufacturing volumes.
  • Possess strong leadership and team building skills
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel. Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior financial and operations professionals.
  • Ability to balance priorities and thrive in a complex global business environment
  • Drives a culture of accountability


  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting is required; an MBA or CPA is preferred
  • An ideal candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and a strong aptitude in financial analysis
  • Minimum of 8+ years of progressively responsible business experience, including managing global teams
  • Experience in a global manufacturing organization is desired
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (i.e., financial models and analysis), Cognos reporting tool (or equivalent), PowerPoint, and Hyperion is preferred
  • The successful candidate should expect travel of 5-10%