Head of Site Finance

Netherlands, Geleen

Head of Site Finance

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 Head of Site Finance is a key member of the site leadership team (SLT) for our manufacturing facility in Geleen, Netherlands. The candidate will need to be an impactful business partner supporting the definition and implementation of the site strategy for both the Cell & Gene Technologies and mRNA business units.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage financial performance of the facility, including KPI development, and annual budget setting
  • Responsible for coordinating and executing monthly closing and reporting activities in accordance with IFRS
  • Understand key drivers of the business, delivering productivity improvements and initiatives to improve results
  • Support Commercial and Proposals team in evaluation and pricing of new customer contracts
  • Provide costing and pricing information to support contracting process
  • Develop and implement effective control framework which are compliant with internal and external policies
  • Involved in any area to provide key financial support in order to steer decisions (e.g. develop business cases to support major capital investment projects)

Key requirements:

  • Highly self-motivated and results driven
  • Commercially astute
  • Previous experience within a manufacturing/plant based environment (pharmaceutical/GMP preferred, but not essential)
  • Meticulous and well organized
  • Able to accurate prepare reports and financial statements
  • Contribute and challenge during high-level discussions at SLT level
  • CIMA/ACCA qualified
  • MBA (desirable)
  • Personable with excellent communication skills across all formats

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: R43172