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Principal/Director - Finance Insights

South San Francisco, California

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The Position

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Pharma Finance is undergoing a transformation, but our “North Star” remains the same: Doing Now What Patients Need Next. To enable us on this journey, a new area - The Center of Financial Insights (CoFI) - has been created. The CoFI is the "one stop shop" to consolidate and provide financial information, with a high-level of expertise, innovative insights and an entrepreneurial mindset, enabling agility and flexibility for stakeholders. The CoFI will be the talent engine of Finance through capability building and flexible ways of working.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance Insights, the Principal Finance Insights team member will respond to requests from the Genentech CFO and Roche Pharma CFO, as well as other Global Senior Executives. The role's objective is to deliver innovative analytics solutions based on deep Business Intelligence, Big Data and insights from reportings. Acting as a business consultant in a self aligning team, you will enable best practice building and support finance communities. Where needed, the participation in squads will be required to address ad-hoc requests.

To be successful in this role,  you will have experience in the pharmaceutical industry, computer science, statistics, economics, mathematics, business analysis or similar quantitative discipline. You are a catalyst for Finance transformation and are a member of the group that will deliver results. You will have deep insights into your area and a desire to learn other areas of expertise. You will  be able to manage yourself and influence others to deliver the best experience to all stakeholders.  You are a Finance professional with project management know-how and a strong entrepreneurial mindset. You have a strong desire to pilot how work is performed, and you can quickly identify ways to streamline while still providing the best stakeholder experience. The CoFI provides a unique environment in which to experiment, so your tolerance for ambiguity must be quite high.

 The key responsibilities include: 

  • Taking a lead in utilizing, synthesizing and integrating data to form insights that guide our results and strategies, and help senior decision makers understand the landscape we work in and identify additional financial value-adding opportunities
  • Providing state of the art analytics and innovative insights, resource allocation models and financial modelling tools
  • Create visualizations to aid in understanding data
  • Ensuring fast support of urgent needs
  • Enabling Finance International and Strategic Finance to focus on their key activities while identifying opportunities to provide the best experience to them.
  • Ensuring that technological advances are integrated within Pharma Finance organizations
  • Scaling expertise for future efforts and constantly streamlining and/or upgrading processes

You will have broad Finance knowledge and Business Partner experience.  A Bachelor degree is required, and an MA/MBA is preferred. You display strong stakeholder management, with the ability to influence at all levels and to position ideas and manage expectations of various stakeholders. You think out of the box, strategically beyond the immediate future and are well versed in coaching and relationship-building in a multi-cultural environment.

The key skills include:

  • Well developed analytical mindset with ability to communicate data-driven insights and recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Ability to tell a story through presentation and other methods
  • Proven customer service orientation, technical, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Idea generation and ability to see ideas through to action
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team,  and bring the agile ways of working, empowered decision making and creative mindset to life
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and curiosity that is inspirational to others
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry, computer science, statistics, economics, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline
  • Ability to navigate through a complex, broad and diverse organization
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Six Sigma or other lean methodology training is considered a plus

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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