Director, Global Quality & Operations Finance

Illumina Inc   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


11 - 15 years

Posted 51 days ago


We are seeking a highly experienced FP&A leader to support our Global Quality and Operations functions. This position will be responsible for partnering effectively with Illumina’s senior executive team, including our SVP of Global Quality and Operations and his staff of executives to drive all aspects of financial planning and analysis for their functions. This position will require a broad range of financeexperience including: clear executive communication, business planning and analysis, financial modeling, operational finance, financialreporting, product costing, accounting, business systems, and internal control compliance. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of leading significant change and driving shareholder value in a Manufacturing company through hands-on accomplishments, relationship building, partnering with executives, financial modeling, and data driven analytics. This role will be expected to coordinate and work across our global team of Finance professionals to ensure finance operations are smooth and efficient by establishing and optimizing day-to-day processes and procedures. This role will provide effective and inspiring leadership as well as stewardship within both the Finance and Operations organizations.


  • Partner with senior level business executives across our Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, and Operations functions to drive business results towards metric targets.
  • Actively participate in all executive, financial, and business reviews for areas of responsibility.
  • Report, analyze, and translate data into key insights that drive strategic decision making at the executive level.
  • Provide strategic financial insight to formulate business strategies and growth plans and work with cross functional partners to drive execution of plans.
  • Anticipate business trends, assess risks, and recommend alternative solutions to meet financial and business objectives.
  • Address complex business challenges and questions dealing with standard costing, manufacturing capacity optimization, factory automation efficiencies, minimizing waste and unfavorable manufacturing variances, and other issues related to Operations Finance technical topics.
  • Review and drive the planning, forecasting, and budgeting process for areas of responsibility to maximize profitable returns and long-term growth in alignment with corporate goals and priorities.
  • Drive continuous improvement in the monthly forecast and reporting processes and tools.
  • Work with business partners to effectively prepare and assess analytics for project portfolio reviews with ROI analyses and other relevant financial metrics to drive profitable decision making.
  • Work with our global Finance and Operations teams to set the strategy for our global standard costing roadmap and oversee the successful execution with a goal of driving to more refined standard cost estimates
  • Attract, develop and retain outstanding Finance talent. Lead and develop a high performing team of Finance professionals.
  • Acquire intense understanding of Illumina’s business today, and critical insights into where it is going in the future allowing for innovative concepts and the promotion of new ideas.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least 12+ years of operational financeexperience, including experience in a product manufacturing company. It is highly desirable for the candidate to have experience in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, and fluid environment. A significant plus would be experience within a Dx Life Sciences Tools company.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and a demonstrated track record of working effectively with senior level executives and line level managers
  • Ability to sort through complex issues, communicate them in a clear and concise manner, and develop appropriate solutions in a timely manner
  • Confidence and presence collaborating with and presenting to executive staff
  • Outstanding financial acumen blended with business partnership and leadership
  • Strong financial modeling skills are required
  • A highly metrics-driven individual with strong analytical abilities
  • Experience managing, growing, and developing finance organizations to the highest level of performance
  • An undergraduatedegree in Finance or a related field is required.
  • An MBA is required. A CPA is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC compliance.