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Charles River Laboratories Finance Director, Product Operations Management in Cologne, Germany

Finance Director, Product Operations Management

Req ID #: 86754


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For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Finance Director, Operations is responsible for the business finance function in our Research Supply Importation and Logistics group. The role requires leadership, strategic guidance, performance management, strong influencing and negotiation skills, and a strong knowledge of inventory accounting

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Serve as the finance business partner to executive director of importation supply and logistics along with operations team.• Assist with developing long-term strategic plans for the business consistent with corporate/business unit goals and objectives• Direct, consolidate and administer annual budget preparation and in-year forecasting.• Develop, implement and analyze cost analytics, such as standard costing, transfer pricing, and other metrics.• Direct analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financials compared to forecast, budget and prior year.• Oversight of actual monthly results, KPIs, commentary along with presentation to executive leadership.• Translate current and forecasted performance to business actions for improvement with site leadership.• Perform complex analyses including year-to-year comparisons and margins on new goods and/or services for forecasting and pricing purposes. • Assist with finance activities related to Safety Assessment M&A and divestiture projects and subsequently oversee the integration of new business/acquisitions into CRL’s financial processes.• Partner with and educate internal leaders on budget management to support good understanding of their accountability and ownership.• Develop new approaches, processes or methods to solve new business problems, act as an agent of change and continuously reevaluate processes. • Coordinate and evaluate efficiency and procurement initiatives to ensure optimized margins.• Collaborate with Inventory COE in review of standard costing, inventory revaluations, and inventory policies. • Develop forecasting capabilities to improve visibility of inventory layers.• Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent required in a finance or related business discipline. MBA preferred.• Experience: 10 or more years’ related experience in accounting/finance function, with three years of experience in financial analysis. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.• Other: Previous supervisory experience preferred. Excellent communication skills required.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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