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Lilly Associate Director – Finance in Durham, North Carolina

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Lilly has been building a new, state-of-the art parenteral, device assembly, and packaging facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a state-of-the-art manufacturing site in its earliest stages.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

The individual in this position will serve as a key financial business partner at the site. The primary focus of the position includes reporting, forecasting, and planning activities as well as business decision analysis. The ability to influence leadership and present complex financial information to non-financial personnel are key capabilities for this position. In addition, this position will be responsible for managing capital for the site.

  • Planning – Development of expense plans, manufacturing throughput projections, product costs, and other site variances with business partners. Completion and submission of business plan templates. Accurate entry of plan information into site business systems.

  • Forecasting – Development of updated financial forecasts with business partners as necessary, recommending adjustments and analyzing changes to previous forecasts.

  • Reporting – Coordination of the month-end close process. Analysis of monthly manufacturing results. Reporting of results to both manufacturing and financial management. Coordination of the reporting process for site performance metrics.

  • Controllership – Ensure the proper development of product costs and the proper financial treatment of manufacturing activities, including the correct statement of site expenses and throughput, product inventories, and site variances. Work with site engineering resources to develop the site capital plan and monitor site capital spending. Serve as local resource for capital spending and fixed asset policies and practices. Plan and forecast depreciation expense as new assets are capitalized.

  • Business Partnering - Active participation in flow lead teams, providing a financial perspective on business decisions of all types and education on financial principles. Measure operational performance and assess/implement improvement opportunities.

  • Site Process Support – Coordinate and serve as subject matter expert on one or more site processes, including, but not limited to, site metrics, capital management, inventory management, and/Sarbanes-Oxley financial controls. Develop/coordinate local processes to gather, analyze, and report data as required by corporate or site management to ensure proper controls and provide data for decision-making or performance assessment.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Equivalent.

  • Seven (7) years of finance/accounting experience, specifically planning, forecasting, and reporting activities.

  • Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SAP experience/knowledge.

  • Demonstrated learning agility and ability/willingness to adapt to continual change within a startup environment.

Additional Preferences:

  • MBA or CPA.

  • Pharmaceutical or manufacturing specific experience/knowledge.

  • Cost accounting experience/knowledge.

  • Ability to work effectively on cross functional teams as well as independently.

  • Strong problem solving and prioritization capabilities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Other Information:

  • The position is located onsite at the RTP site.

  • This role is an individual contributor role.

  • Periodic travel may be required to other sites (< 10%).

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