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Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving sophisticated analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our distributed team of more than 90,000 colleagues delivers an outstanding combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

How you will make an impact?

The Finance Manager position works closely with the Director, Finance FP&A in leading the planning, analyzing, forecasting and budgeting activities in support of the Laboratory Chemicals Division goals and objectives. This role will be the finance business partner to the Division functional leaders. The ideal candidate has strong leadership, analytical, and data focused technical skills with the ability to communicate complex topics in a summary fashion to drive concrete solutions.


  • Drive consolidation of long-term strategic planning, annual budgeting and monthly forecast processes; work closely with business unit, functional and finance leads
  • Design and prepare regular monthly / quarterly business review presentations for senior management
  • Partner with functional leaders to provide impactful financial analytics
  • Prepare detailed analysis of monthly expense trend data to support accurate financial reporting and reliable forecasting of expenses
  • Participate and provide required leadership in facilitating various teams' initiatives and projects
  • Drive a continuous improvement approach with a focus on automation, operational improvement, and elevating business partner support where applicable
  • Champion a culture of diversity and inclusion and be a role model leader for the core set of values in the organization: integrity, intensity, innovation, and involvement
  • Possess initiative, passion, intellectual curiosity, a positive demeanor and ability to perform as a great teammate
  • Support other initiatives, special projects, requests and ad-hoc financial analysis as required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent problem solving skills with attention to detail; ability to step back and analyze the overall business impact and help to develop solutions to broad business issues
  • Willingness to dig into details and analyze variances and trends
  • Excellent financial modeling skills
  • Solid understanding of Excel, PowerPoint, and financial systems (Hyperion Planning and Power BI preferred)
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle several tasks in a complex environment, and possess strong written, oral communication and social skills
  • Natural bias towards continuous improvement. Exposure to PPI / Lean Six Sigma methodologies is a plus
  • Ability to navigate in the complex matrix organization and influence business partners to get results
  • Confidence to interact with all levels of the organization

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and/or MBA in Accounting or Finance
  • Requires a minimum of five years of proven experience in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting and managing costs in a matrixed organization
  • Consistent track record of achieving desired results without direct report authority
  • Experience in a global manufacturing organization is desired

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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