SR. MANAGER, FINANCE R&D - San Rafael, CA

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SUMMARY
Business partner to the Chief Scientific Officer and Research and Development (R&D) top leadership.  This role maintains a deep understanding of our research and clinical portfolio and business activities planned to support the goals of the organization.  
This role will also lead the coordination and consolidation of total R&D functions, including clinical trials, research, regulatory, medical affairs, biometrics, clinical operations and other support functions, product development and program management. This includes assistance with all aspects of coordination of planning calendars and team deliverables, consolidation of R&D budgets, forecasts and long-range plans, management and executive reporting and support of key process improvement projects.   
In this fast-paced and high-exposure role, you will interact with senior leaders and finance teams throughout the organization to meet our deliverables.    
Leadership Behaviors required: 
Be Positive
Results OrientedStrategic Thinker:  Able to make recommendations and take a big picture approach while understanding the details of the functions across R&D
Support Decision Making:  Ability to support decisions through analysis and influence; must be flexible, quick-learner and adapt quickly to company’s rapid pace of growth and change
  
RESPONSIBILITIES
Consolidation of R&D
Ownership, coordination and communication of internal calendar, key deliverables and responsibilities for all planning activities, inclusive of the budget, LRP, forecast and process improvement initiatives. 
Liaison with Corporate Finance and Accounting
Though leader of global R&D Finance team; work with the business and finance team to understand key business driver, help drive finance priorities and influence decision making
Prepare and communicate R&D financial results, including preparation of management reports, deliverables to Corporate FP&A and Sr. Executive and Board of Directors meeting materials. 
Develop and maintain key performance metrics for analyzing business and team performance
Maintain and improve planning tools, reports and processes
Facilitate weekly R&D team meetings, including the setting of agenda, facilitating the discussion and following up on action items. 
  
R&D Business Partner
Work with the business to develop the annual budget, quarterly forecasts and 5-year plan
Build partnerships with the business and influence decisions
Perform analysis to inform future cost models or support decisions; this includes ad-hoc support and analysis & participation in critical business projects
Monthly management reporting on actuals and expected forecast
  
EXPERIENCE
Required Skills: 
5+ years of finance experience
Proficiency with Hyperion Planning, SmartView reporting and Microsoft Office products (Excel and PowerPoint) 
Strong written and verbal communication skills; effective at communicating across all levels in the organization
Strong organizational skills to meet tight deadlines
Enjoys a challenging, fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal skills; effective on teams as well as individually
Results driven; adaptable, flexible and creative in developing new improvement ideas and solutions
Desired Skills: 
Previous R&D experience highly preferred
  
EDUCATION
BS in Accounting or Finance
Advanced degree, CPA or MBA highly preferred
  
EQUIPMENT
Computer skills including Hyperion, SmartView, Oracle, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, 
  
CONTACTS
VP of Finance, Corporate FP&A, Head of Research, Head of Translational Sciences, Head of Pharmacological Sciences

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

COMPENSATION
Base Salary - $163K+
Full-time Benefits - Full
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes
Commission Compensation - No
Bonus Eligible - No
Overtime Eligible - No
Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes 

CANDIDATE DETAILS
5+ to 7 years experience
Seniority Level - Associate
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

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