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Johnson & Johnson

Commercial Finance Analyst

Posted Oct 27, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00012990
1 year , 1 month
(Nov 14, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023)
20 hrs/week
Payrate range
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Senior Financial Analyst

Vision Care - UK Sales

1. Job Purpose 

Provide financial leadership and controllership for the full P&L of the UK cluster, a $165MM+ commercial organization. Serve as key business partner to the UK Sales Director and the UK Commercial Sales Team helping to shape strategy and providing financial advice and support to enable decision making. As Business Unit Finance, provide guidance to the shared service of the Finance organization as part of the J&J 3-Tier model.

2. Dimensions 

· Member of the Overall EMA Vision Finance Team

· Collaborate closely with FP&A/GF COE and GS A2R, Deliver and Business

· No Direct Reports

· Total EMA Vision Sales 2022 $0.8BN

3. Main Responsibilities

Finance reporting, budget planning and Finance function strategy: 


  • Lead of monthly closing of UK market sales: active participation in monthly, quarterly and year end sales closing to enable timely submission of accurate sales financial information to EMA region, partner & engage with associates from Shared Services, sales variance analysis, reviewing and analysing all internal reports to ensure informed timely corrective recommendations and action plans. 


  • Pro-active management of the sales P&L to ensure profit target is met through a close monitoring of risks & opportunities. 


  • Sales Business planning and Forecasts: active participation in budget construction, close partnering with the sales team to analyse and understand their needs and challenges. Updating and submission of Sales Plan to EMA region with the support of the FP&A COE Shared Service in Pinewood. 


  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with J&J World Wide Procedures and SOX requirements. Improve and maintain Internal Controls documentation in conjunction with Regional Sox Manager. 


  • Lead of Ad Hoc Regional Finance projects to shape and improve the Finance Function as required 


  • Involvement in / drive standardization of process improvement & sharing best practice across Regional Finance Team & wider EMEA Finance teams where applicable 


  • Implementation of IBP for UK business 


Ad-Hoc activities Business partnering: 


  • In-depth collaboration with the Sales Director and the UK Sales Team to provide proactive & innovative solutions to understand their challenges and resolve Business concerns. 


  • Partner with Commercial Sales Team to build business cases and monitor product/customer contribution improvement. 


  • Revenue tracking, pricing and return of investments analysis to facilitate profitability improvement. 


  • Monitor, analyse and share macroeconomic environment, frame the possible financial implication & partner with Business to shape how it translates for the UK business (mitigation plans, opportunity plans) 


  • Analyse, communicate & review Sales & GP Customer P&L performance with UK Commercial Sales Team o Develop specific analysis based on needs. Actively partner with Commercial Team to agree on resulting actions required & ensure successful execution and tracking. 


  • Responds to ad-hoc analysis requests from regional management on a timely basis. Continuous improvement in methodology of working to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the team. 


  • Active member of the UK Commercial Sales Leadership Team. 


  • Build strong interdependent partnerships with the UK Commercial Sales Team at all appropriate levels. 


  • Communicate / share with UK Sales Director, UK Commercial Sales Leadership Team and wider UK Sales Team all relevant topics (e.g. Project updates, BU Country Performance, etc) 


  • Exposure to the EMA Finance Management, Managing Director and the EMA Vision Care Board. 


  • Be an inclusive member of the EMA One Vision Finance Team · Proactively take responsibility for personal development

4. Background information and Main Activities

  • Travel within the EMA region -  10% of the time


5. Knowledge / Experience / Skills required 


  • University/Master degree in Finance or General Management and/or Recognised Professional
  • Accountancy or MBA qualification if applicable (Country Dependant)
  • Minimum +5 years of business experience in controlling, auditing or finance consulting with first successful experience of finance business partnering and/or 5+ year Business experience
  • Knowledge of US GAAP Accounting and Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Fluent English
  • Strong communication, business acumen & business partnering skills including;
  • Comfortable in challenging internal customers in a non-confrontational way
  • Proven ability to work with people at different management levels
  • Simplify complex written communications
  • Proven ability to operate effectively at management level
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, positive and curious mindset
  • Strong time management skills and ability to work in autonomy
  • Able to bring clarity to complex business issues, with proven success in managing complex projects and processes with the right level of attention for details and without losing the bigger picture.
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team and in a virtual environment
  • Ability to analyse the financial data ensuring that it makes business sense
  • Strong and ethical team player (Credo minded)
  • Independent and self-driven, challenge the status quo
  • Experience with ERP systems, Microsoft packages, automation tools
  • Utilize knowledge of organizational drivers, dynamics, and informal networks to influence appropriate business decisions
  • Delivers presentations to senior management with confidence in English; facilitate group discussions to ensure understanding and achieve the best possible outcome; provide recommendations and solutions, demonstrate confidence to acknowledge when answer is unknown to a business question.
  • Share important and useful information; stay focused on the issues; foster an environment that encourage the sharing of ideas and best practice (internal and external)
  • Demonstrate work life balance; solicit feedback on organizational health and implement improvements; remove barriers to success
  • Anticipate and manage competing and changing priorities; recommend trade-offs for business impact
  • Fluent in English


    · Knowledge of Medical Devices would be an advantage

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