Allergan Associate Director, Procurement (Finance) in Parsippany, New Jersey

Associate Director, Procurement (Finance)

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

Aug 23, 2016Post Date

150470Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

Principle Objective of Position: This position oversees and directs the financial reporting, planning, and analyses for the Global Procurement Organization at both the Corporate and Business Unit level. Supporting the Vice President, Procurement, this position is responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely budgets and forecasts as well as tracking actual results and comparative analyses. This position will also perform financial analysis to support and enable business goals and objectives. This position requires regular interface and communication with the Procurement Team as well as various Business Units. Key duties include: financial support of the procurement business; participation in strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting; monthly and quarterly management reporting; develop a tool to validate and track cost savings initiatives; working capital reporting.

Essential Job Functions: The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list, but is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Act as the essential finance business partner to the Procurement Organization

  • Collaborate directly with the Procurement Team to develop budgets, forecast, and analyze results on a monthly, quarterly basis

  • Collaborate directly with the Procurement Team to develop and track cost savings initiatives on both direct and indirect basis

  • Be the liaison for other Business Unit Finance colleagues in regards to contracts and pricing questions and concerns.

  • Provide financial input to the Procurement Team for strategic initiatives, evaluation of vendor/supplier risk, raw material pricing, etc.

  • Provide financial input into policy/process development

  • Provide input to the Working Capital Committee

  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures, rules and regulations

  • Perform related and ad hoc duties as assigned


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Minimum 7+ years financial management experience, experience within the Pharmaceutical industry and/or procurement a plus

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and cost accounting methods

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Performance measurement, benchmarking

  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration

  • Six Sigma methodologies

  • Software applications (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Global, multicultural, and multi-site environment

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Skill in:

  • Must be results oriented with a can-do attitude

  • Financial modeling, data analysis

  • Budgeting and forecasting development

  • Analyzing financial results to enable business decisions

  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Managing and prioritizing multiple projects, duties and assignments

  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with colleagues, management and senior executives

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment or independently


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field

  • CPA, MBA preferred