Finance Manager (f/m/d)


Finanzen, Controlling, Verwaltung

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Finance Manager (f/m/d) for Cytiva is responsible to lead the annual planning and monthly forecasting cycles, prepare and report monthly actuals and forecasts to the Finance leadership team.

This position is part of the Finance Team located in Cologne (Germany) and will be hybrid. At Cytiva, our vision is, to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain a culture of control and compliance with regards to financial controls and cost discipline to ensure accurate accounting records and compliance with local and Cytiva requirements in close collaboration with the rest of the Finance team.
  • Develop and maintain performance KPIs to drive growth and profitability for the Cevec’s portfolio, including orders, sales, pricing, margin, and market share; to frequently present the analysis of actuals vs plan.
  • Monitor the progress on agreed initiatives, through relevant KPIs and Risks & Opportunities, to pro-actively recommend mitigation actions for any deviations from target performance metrics.
  • Maintain appropriate record keeping in line with Cytiva and local standards, supporting the statutory account and specific legal entity requirements.

The essential requirements of the job include :

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration degree and minimum of 3 years of financial work experience developing forecasts and operating plans and leading business/finance reviews.
  • Strong skills in financial systems / applications (i.e. Oracle, Qlik, Power BI, etc.) for reporting and business intelligence, and expert skills in Microsoft Excel for data compilation and aggregation (i.e. pivot tables, vlookup, power queries, and macros).
  • Experience successfully leading cross-functional projects and process improvement within the operations/finance functions being able to quickly grasp new ideas and drive positive change.
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly communicate complex financial information in an easy-to-understand manner both verbally and written.
  • Fluent in English languages is mandatory, German on a conversational level

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Finance / FP&A; within international organizations in the Life Sciences / Healthcare industry.
  • Working in a global business environment with strong understanding of Accounting Principles and Controllership (i.e. SOX, US GAAP).
  • Some experience with DATEV would be a plus

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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