Position Description

Director of International Financial Planning and Analysis
Location Marlow, UK
Requisition ID 1741
# of openings 1
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Director of International Financial Planning and Analysis

Summary of Position

Amicus Therapeutics is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases.

The Director of International FP&A is at the center of the business delivery and the lead provider of financial analysis in order drive business performance. This role reports to VP Global FP&A & Head of Finance International and will be interacting with the SVP International, International Leadership team members and Global Finance Teams with daily frequency and is expected to be able to influence the trajectory of the business. Director of International FP&A will be representing the International business at a Global level and commensurate to this will be involved in all appropriate planning meetings. This hire will lead a team of two (one (Senior) Manager and one Senior Associate) in International Financial Planning & Analysis

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate and develop the International Financial Planning and Analysis Organisation, with overall responsibility for the provision of robust financial planning and analysis to drive business performance.
  • Provide insight and strategic counsel to SVP International, International Leadership team members, Global Finance Teams and VP Global FP&A & Head of Finance International on International financial performance
  • Lead the drive in embedding best in industry processes and frameworks linked to the vital capabilities of financial reporting, long range planning and forecast/budget cycles.
  • Support the development and the update of the financial reporting system to fit Amicus Finance and Business requirements in terms of financial performance management.
  • Proactively review and challenge the status quo and support business International and regional leadership teams on resources optimisation and cost efficiencies.
  • Work with Regional Vice Presidents and country leadership teams on pricing changes in the short and medium term with impact analysis on country revenue and contribution
  • Performance management (which encompasses both management reporting and financial planning).
  • Leading the Forecast and Budget Processes for International, working closely with the SVP International, International Leadership team members, Global Finance Teams and VP Global FP&A & Head of Finance International to ensure optimal business delivery.
  • Interacting with the International Leadership team to develop their knowledge and skills of the monthly financial results, forecasts and budgets in line with agreed timelines and finance systems.
  • Provide strategic direction to and oversee the design, implementation and reporting associated with all budget, forecast and monthly reporting for International
  • Provide accurate revenue, expenses and contribution forecasts for planning purposes, including rolling forecasts and ad hoc analysis
  • Create and maintain a culture and environment of compliance with both the local jurisdictions legal, financial, regulatory, professional and ethical requirements and/or Amicus standard operating procedures to ensure adherence with whatever is the most exacting standard.


Organizational Structure

  • Reports to the VP Global FP&A & Head of Finance International
  • Qualified to degree level
  • Professional Accounting qualification
  • Proven track record within the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Experience of planning software including enhancements
  • Track record of success in financial planning and business analytics.
  • Management experience in a financial and commercial environment with experience of working in cross functional projects at a multi country level
  • Passionate about financial excellence in a cost-effective environment.
  • A passion for helping patients with rare diseases
  • A strong moral compass and clear alignment with Amicus Core Values
  • Analytical with solid judgment and business acumen and understanding of multi-national business operations beyond the financials
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record of team development
  • Clear communication abilities to all levels of the organisation
  • Autonomy, self-motivation and efficiency, with an appropriate sense of urgency in a fast-paced and dynamic entrepreneurial environment whilst working at times with ambiguity
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written skills with ability to explain complex, challenging issues in a clear manner to all levels of the organization, especially senior management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to engage and influence effectively with key stakeholders through strong presentation & effective interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and financial systems (planning and accounting).
  • Demonstrates resilience and humility



This position will be based at in Marlow.


Some International travel will be required


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