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Finance Business Partner Manufacturing Sanofi Geel

date posted 03/17/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2588651
location Geel, Belgium

Finance Business Partner Manufacturing Sanofi Geel

About the opportunity

Sanofi Geel currently has a great opportunity for a Finance Business Partner. In this role, you will act as a lead for Manufacturing controlling and fulfill a variety of financial needs to a wide range of local and network stakeholders. You will report directly to the Head of Site Finance, within the Sanofi Industrial Affairs organization (Specialty Care Operations) and, as such, will be acting as deputy of the site financial controller.

This role is a key business partner to our operational teams in the manufacturing site and will allow you to learn about the business operations while leveraging Finance knowledge.

About Sanofi Geel

Sanofi Geel is one of Sanofi’s strategic global manufacturing sites capable of producing monoclonal antibodies and an enzyme replacement therapies. About 900 people work on the site. 

About growing with us

In this role, you will be involved in…

Forecasts / actual closing:

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting, manufacturing process order follow-up and variance analysis

  • Support and participate in month end close activities which include monthly accruals preparation, perform accounting entries, provide visibility on performance to operations and management, track financial impact of improvement plans

  • Identify and report risks and opportunities

  • Responsible for reporting and analysis of manufacturing data in different systems and to different stake holders (SAP S4HANA, Athena (SAP), TM1, Essbase, Corporate tools Atlas & Marco)

  • Standard Costs calculation & update, BOM and routines in transversal collaboration with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance

  • Build and issue templates easy to understand for individuals not familiar with Finance

  • Monitor inventory closing, alignment of inventory in Athena vs S4HANA, variances capitalization, inventory depreciation & write-off

Internal control & Audit:

  • Understand, apply and challenge internal control procedures

  • Communicate on published procedures and their evolution to operational with easy synthetic documents

  • External audit preparation

  • Assist with external/internal audits

About you

Qualifications/Education & work experience

  • Master with focus in finance/accounting

  • Proven track record of process improvement & simplification and a solid knowledge of financial systems/tools (5-10 years)

  • System minded: preferable experience with Excel, PPT, SAP (S4HANA), TM1, Smartview and/or Essbase

  • Experience in manufacturing controlling and standard cost calculation

  • Biotech or pharmaceutical industry work experience is preferable

  • Language: English is a must, strong preference for Dutch, French is nice to have


  • Mindset: accurate, pro-active, team player, stress-resistant, continuous improvement

  • Good communication and networking skills (transversal collaboration)

  • Ability to synthesize and explain complex topics to non-experts

  • Capacity to coordinate several activities and stakeholders

  • Hands on and can-do attitude

  • Self-starter with strong drive and enthusiasm

Inspire your Journey, what Sanofi can offer you

  • A full-time job with an unlimited time contract, an attractive compensation package and a day shift employment with gliding working hours

  • An international work environment, in which you can develop your talent and realize ideas and innovations within a competent team

  • An individual and well-structured introduction and training when you onboard.

  • You can create your own career path within Sanofi. Your professional and personal development will be supported purposefully

  • As a globally successful and constantly growing company, Sanofi provides international career paths as well

This is our Sanofi, Discover yours.

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