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Finance Manufacturing Business Partner

date posted 09/24/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2610376
location Waltham, Massachusetts


Job Title: Finance Manufacturing Business Partner

Job Summary:

This Finance Business Partner position is responsible for monitoring the financial performance of the External Supply organization, with a focus on financial planning and analysis, budgeting, performance and process improvement. The portfolio of External Supply includes more than 40 global manufacturing contracts for rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology, and immunology. The successful candidate will be a trusted financial partner to the business with strong analytical skills, highly adaptable and focused on achieving results. The scope of work will encompass development of the annual budget, manufacturing costs, and strategic plan.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Deliver accurate budget and forecast projections by partnering with the External Supply team to gather all key financial planning assumptions. Challenge the status quo, streamline processes and deliver reliable financial projections.

  • Meet all FP&A deadlines and provide strong analytical reports. 

  • Monitor key contractual manufacturing commitments and prepare analysis of financial impact as a result of deviations from commitments.

  • Provide financial insights and have the ability of influencing key decisions involving Contract Manufacturing purchases.

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships and partnerships with cross functional / global teams to resolve financial issues stemming from contract manufacturing operations.

  • Perform month-end closing activities including monitoring and validation of accruals, analysis and validation of manufacturing variances to standard costs and capitalization of variances to standard costs.  

  • Prepare month-end reporting and provide monthly commentary to explain variances between actual results and / or budget / forecasts.

  • Make accurate and timely submissions in different accounting and reporting systems (SAP, TM1, HFM).

  • Develop, maintain and update standard costs for products moving through the External Supply organization in compliance with Sanofi policies.

  • Request and maintain Transfer Prices. Monitor accurate booking of eliminations in the consolidated P&L.   

  • Regularly monitor inventory for reconciliation issues and lead the process to resolve issues as they happen. Ensure

  • Prepare financial reports, presentations and tracking of KPIs for various cross-functional forums.

  • Maintain internal controls and apply Sanofi financial policies to processes within the External Manufacturing organization. Prepare monthly schedules necessary for SOX and Internal Control processes.

  • Assist in the process to provide necessary internal / external audit documentation in the validation of the CRI process and related processes.

  • Maintain close coordination with the Methods and Procedure team, Shared Business Services, corporate accounting teams (Tax, Transfer Price, etc.), and Global Supply Chain in the standard cost setting process and the monthly closing process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance required. MBA or CPA desirable, not required. 

  • 5 to 7 years of work experience in Finance/Accounting. Emphasis on financial analysis, budgeting and month-end close. Experience cost accounting a plus.

  • Experience in a manufacturing company (within the pharmaceutical industry preferred).

  • Knowledge of a financial reporting system (SAP, Oracle, HFM, or TM1) and Excel.

  • Excellent communication skills and people skills.

  • Feel comfortable in a complex international environment.

  • Experience working with a team and collaborating cross functionally.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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