Shire Site Finance Lead - Director of Finance, Controller in Social Circle, Georgia

This role will be the Finance lead for our new state of the art plasma plant just outside of Covington, GA approximately 30 miles east of Atlanta, GA. The overall responsibility for this role will be to fully develop and maintain all aspects of the financial management and reporting systems while working together with your site business partners to provide financial insight and direction as we ramp up of our new site. This is a critical role within the site leadership team to help create value for our patients.

  • Owns the monthly financial review processes with reporting, analysis of variances and action planning.

  • Works with your internal customers to understand their reporting needs and deliver clear financial reports and in process KPI’s that allows teams to proactively deliver their team goals.

  • Review and approve project controls reporting

  • Provide transparency and reporting of risk and contingency.

  • Develop the 5 year financial plan (LRP) for the site for operations to include product volumes material costs, and Overhead

  • Develop in depth understanding of financial systems being used and how it affects financial reporting.

  • Establish and manage the Internal Control Platform working with corporate accounting, Global Business Services and internal audit ensuring all corporate governance standards ( e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley) , local regulatory requirements and corporate finance and accounting policies, practices and procedures are met.

  • Lead execution of financial planning process, budget, quarterly forecasts, long range plan across the organization

  • Finance Lead is responsible for meeting targeted site and Technical Operations Finance objectives, ensuring department objectives are aligned, translated to all and visually managed to drive efficiency.

  • Drive the capital policy, evaluate new capital requirements and participate to the project prioritization.

  • Sustained performance through lean leadership, robust learning and development planning, organization talent reviews and communication planning.

  • Create an environment of right first time in everything that we do through a focus on principles of lean, including simplification, standard work, visual management and a learning organization.

  • Responsible for timely updates of site achievements and challenges. Actively working cross functionally to maintain a highly effective and productive end to end approach across our business.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with legal, EHS and all Shire policies and procedures which are applicable to the site.

  • Be an ambassador for the Shire leadership behaviors of accountability, be positive, results driven and excellent manager of self and others .

  • Role model the behaviors that creates a culture of respect and dignity in line with the Shire Guide of ethical conduct.

​​ Key Skills

  • Ability to translate the vision and goals of the company and site to the Finance team.

  • Enterprise mindset to ensure the right prioritization for the site.

  • Excellent influencing/collaboration skills and teamwork mindset.

  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to challenge the status quo with a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Proven ability in using a wide variety of lean tools and building capability within teams.

  • Change agent who will support the organization with good change management tools and techniques.

  • Strong Talent Developer with a focus on creating a continuous learning organization through active coaching.

  • Effective communicator with a proven ability to grow talent and future leaders.

  • Promoting a culture where diversity and inclusion is part of the DNA.

  • Identifying and communicating risks in area of responsibility and across the site.

  • Creating strategies and plans to manage risk within Finance.

  • For continuous improvement collaborates with Business Excellence peers across the Plasma business unit in Shire and through external forums to drive business excellence across the site and champion business case development to support prioritization of highest value to the patient.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or accounting. A post-graduate qualification (MSc., PhD or MBA) is desired.

  • At least 12 years operational finance experience in a manufacturing operations (biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical Devices)

  • Proven people leader with demonstrated ability to develop and grow capability in individuals and teams. Minimum 10 years of management experience.

  • Strong analytical skills with working knowledge of GAAP accounting principles.

  • Strong working knowledge of financial and non-financial metrics and product costing.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

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