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Thermo Fisher Scientific Director FP&A and Portfolio/Marketing Support, HMD in Waltham, Massachusetts

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?

The Director FP&A and Portfolio/Marketing Support will provide financial control, analysis, recommendations and general business support for the Healthcare Market Division (HMD). Ideal candidate will have the ability to drive business decisions through effective communication with Senior Management.

What will you do?

  • Manage a team of 4 supporting FP&A functions and Portfolio/Marketing support

  • Lead the Annual Operating Plan process for HMD. This includes: drive the calendar, create value added analytics supporting investments, complete timely and accurate schedules, and build a zero based budget.

  • Deliver accurate monthly and quarterly Revenue and Ebita forecasts. Utilize metrics and analytics, interactions with other departments, and business acumen to support the forecasts. Continually drive the team for improved analytics to increase forecast accuracy.

  • Collaborate with the leadership team in creating the Strategic plan.

  • Oversee the monthly FPA close duties for the financial books. Utilize staff to highlight business issues and levers to improve profitability via enhanced reporting.

  • Perform duties for the division including monthly reporting and expense approvals

  • Provides clear, concise and accurate presentations/analysis to Senior Management with minimal lead time

  • Work in a cross functional environment to create advanced financial analysis and reporting while effectively interpreting/communicating recommendations

  • Conduct proforma analyses as it relates to new supplier additions and changes to our relationships with existing suppliers

  • Provide actionable reporting on supplier/initiative performance with KPIs to measure progress

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

How will you get here?


  • Bachelors' Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or other relevant background

  • Advanced Qualification Preferred (CPA, MBA, or MS)


  • 3-5 years' experience managing a staff of at least 3 or more staff

  • 7-10 years of progressive relevant work experience required

  • Candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: financial reporting, internal control, forecasting, analysis, and technical accounting knowledge.

  • The ideal candidate will exhibit leadership, initiative, and embrace the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4-I values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.

  • The ideal candidate will have a commitment to continuous learning, show career progression and development, and seek opportunities to stretch capabilities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • The ability to identify and champion productivity improvements through Practical Process Improvement.

  • Strong written communication skills, along with clear and concise verbal skills, are required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to obtain operational buy-in with easy to understand analysis and presentations with the ability to engage in communication at the executive level.

  • Proven history of leading cross functional teams as well as the ability to build organizational relationships with customers, peers and operating partners

  • The ability to recruit, develop, and manage professional teams and the ability to provide constructive feedback through performance and development processes.

  • Strong business and industry knowledge as well as the ability to make logical assumptions, identify trends, incorporate external and internal information, draw conclusions from ambiguous data, and effectively benchmark results against appropriate baselines.

  • It is required that the candidate has the ability to manage multiple assignments, has good judgment, and prioritizes projects and time effectively.

  • Excellent skills with MS Excel, MS Access, and MS PowerPoint are required; skills with Data Warehouse, Oracle, SQL, COGNOS, and HFM are preferred.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.