Senior Manager Financial Analyst

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

The Senior Manager Financial Analyst is an experienced and senior team member responsible for business partnering, financial analysis & decision support, management reporting planning, stakeholder collaboration and systems/tools.  The Senior Manager Financial Analyst works in close partnership with divisional, business unit, controlling and other key functional business teams to support business requirements, initiatives and goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • Takes a leading role as financial business partner by supporting the division, business units, key business functions and controlling teams to support, initiate and/or deliver business objectives.  Independently navigate within matrix business structure with high degree of partnership and team player skillfulness

  • Pro-actively perform financial analysis up to a complex level, optimizations and concise meaningful summaries to all levels of stakeholders within the division.  Decision support to key stakeholders including business/financial modeling, sales and contribution analysis, commercial agreements, pricing & terms, overheads, marketing intelligence, business cases, capital and CAR reviews and hoc

  • Within a matrix business structure, responsible for supporting and completing management reporting (group, segment, FP&A, division, business unit, key functions). Active driver of reporting enhancements, improvements and efficiencies

  • Integral lead in business teams’ planning processes such as long term planning (BSR), annual budget, annual outlooks and forecasts.  Provide guidance, support and direction to key stakeholders and colleagues within the planning processes.  Pro-actively suggest, recommend and implement improvements and efficiencies.

  • Closely collaborate with key stakeholders (division, business units, segment, functions, group and so forth) to optimize and ensure compliance within processes, deliverables and division goals.  High level of communication to safeguard alignment and expectation management.

  • Active contributor and takes a lead (as relevant) in systems and tool enhancement, improvements, design and implementation (SAP, BPC, division systems) pertaining to reporting.

Key requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant and CPA or CFA
  • Significant experience of accounting finance/business service experience in a multi-national environment preferable in the Life Science Industry
  • Experience in analytical, financial modelling
  • Strong communicator across an international setting, can deliver strong results in a matrix environment

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R34708