At AstraZeneca, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening up new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together.

The work we do here is meaningful. Every action we take is focused on putting our patients first, and they add up to something bigger. We help AstraZeneca to run faster and better, powering everyone else to focus on what’s important and work towards delivering life-changing medicines.

The Oncology Business Unit is a cross-functional, cross market business unit that embodies our value of playing to win by maximising our unprecedented number of upcoming launches in oncology.

Reporting to the Global Franchise Finance Director, we are seeking an ambitious Finance Manager to provide high quality financial management services to the Lynparza Franchise with particular focus on the Merck Alliance. This global alliance is high profile and has significant value attributable to it.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating and leading, in conjunction with Merck, the financial planning and reporting of the Alliance, serving as a core member of the Global finance team. You will also deliver and manage on an ongoing basis accurate reporting to AZ and Merck, ensuring contractual obligations are achieved.

As a finance business partner to the Global and Lynparza team you will be responsible for providing insight and analysis across the AZ business cycle (RBU, MTP and LTP), partnering with commercial stakeholders

In this role you will:

Your main Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

Alliance Planning & Reporting Lead

  • Lead the Alliance Forecast processes for AZ: partner with Merck to deliver and own end to end planning cycle, including P&L management and deliverables to senior stakeholders

  • Be curious and drive simplification & standardisation initiatives within the alliance

  • Lead the Alliance reporting process:

    • Partner with Merck to manage the quarterly commercial reporting for the Joint Commercial and Finance Committees, working with commercial stakeholders, and Regional finance.

    • Liaise and manage GFS and Collaboration Finance to oversee month end processes, review any accounting postings & invoices

  • Lead on interplay with AZ planning & reporting:

    • Liaise with FP&A stakeholders across OBU, Region & Markets to drive a well-defined, consistent & cohesive OBU planning process.

    • Understand key assumptions underpinning AZ & Alliance forecasts and be able to reconcile the positions

Alliance Settlement Lead

  • Coordinate & lead the commercial quarterly settlement process.

  • Review all materials & ensure contractual obligations are met.

Global Business Partnering

  • Global team

    • Work closely with the Global Franchise FD across LTP/RBU/MTP and provide support on performance analysis of AZ and AF forecasts

    • Driving budget management for franchise above market costs, ensuring financial targets are hit


  • Support Markets to ensure the Merck Alliance works well locally & help resolve any concerns

  • Continuous Improvement mindset: Identify & drive improvements to ways of working to ensure future sustainability & accuracy.

  • Constantly share best practice & learnings.

Essential skills and experience

  • Qualified finance professional – CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent accounting qualification

  • Experience of both planning & reporting activities

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills including oral & written

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to use financial systems (Hyperion) and strong Excel skills, to support business decision making

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team & liaising with senior managers

  • Experience of working in a global organisation

  • Experience of partnering with business functions outside of finance

Opening date: 3.2.2022

Closing date: 17.2.2022

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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