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Finance Head Stockholm Sweden,  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 26 January 2017

Project Description

  • Understand the products, company, the payer environment and how all that translates into the Business results, foresee the development of the financial results
  • Partnership approach with the General Manager, to whom the person will report directly
  • Control and analyze all relevant business transactions, being responsible for full Balance Sheet and P&L
  • Have knowledge of all Financial matters in relation to the legal entity including VAT and income tax
  • Senior participation in Strategic, Budget and Planning decisions in addition to financial controls to ensure compliance to financial and local requirements
  • Lead a team of two people

  • Key contact/entry point for relations with external auditors and with external stakeholders (tax audits &) and also for internal matters (Transfer pricing, insurance, etc.)
  • Act as a local expert, guide and liaise with the Finance and Tax Shared Service Centers in Poland
  • Initiate and conduct regular balance sheet review meetings - balance sheet reconciliation/justifications delivered by Hub 
  • Maintain knowledge about all Financial matters in relation with the Local Organization 
  • Ask questions and provoke action points until getting full level of comfort with the local organization s financials (BS and P&L)
  • Key involvement in Transfer pricing process (understanding of process, sanity checks and statutory Product P&L)  
  • Establish network to business in EUCAN HQ, providing high quality accounting and tax support to internal stakeholders (Tax, Treasury, Legal, Business Development, Supply Chain, HR, Country Managers, etc.). 
  • In charge of the P&L and balance sheet accounts of Management units 
  • Support the Tax Planning Team regarding restructuring and monitoring of tax attributes in related jurisdictions
  • Local contact for Global procurement and responsible for implementing and maintaining related tasks such as cost control process, procurement policy etc.
  • Own and drive the annual budgeting and strategic planning processes. 
  • Support the functional and divisional heads in the target preparation. 
  • Propose the right performance guidelines and targets for each business unit to be integrated in the budget, mid-term and long-term plans and project contracts. 
  • Set, implement and monitor the organization s financial objectives and strategies in order to meet targets agreed. 
  • Propose and follow-up on KPIs - for example, profitability per asset/ customer/ product. Create an environment of continuous improvement of financial systems and processes to provide most accurate and effective financial information to enable delivery of business commitments. 
  • Provide methods and tools for analysis, forecast and simulation specific to each area and in consistency. 
  • This includes the analysis of historical series for revenues, costs, assets & liabilities and free cash flow items following the rules and standards of the company. 
  • Prepare the financial analysis of any investment proposed by a division s or function s head. 
  • Support contract negotiations with customers. These are typically large and complex service contracts with sophisticated payment schemes depending on the operational model e.g., distribution agreements 
  • Establish succession planning for key controlling positions in the finance organization and training / development opportunities for the controlling staff with the goal to establish a world class finance function. 
  • Ensure preparation of all relevant performance reports for the Country Manager on a monthly basis. 
  • This includes comprehensive analysis of performance in comparison with past, budget and midterm plan objectives. 

  • Business acumen, experience in business planning
  • Finance expertise, as evidenced by accounting/finance/law (in line with regional education standards) qualification and experience (Master of Business Administration)
  • Strong controlling experience with thorough understanding of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and cost controlling in supply chain / manufacturing operations of a dynamic and multinational environment
  • Experience within the Pharmaceutical industry would be an asset
  • Technically strong, especially in decision support/business partnering 
  • In-depth understanding of different business models 
  • Strong experience in assessing major investments (e.g., capital) including associated risks and opportunities
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Willingness and potential to further develop in the company
  • English fluency; potentially local language proficiency



Stockholm Sweden

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