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Sanofi Group Financial Planning & Analysis - External Supply Specialty Care in Waltham, Massachusetts


Job Title: Financial Planning & Analysis, Specialty Care External Supply

Direct Manager: Mariana Hohn

Location: Waltham, MA.

Scope: External Supply, Specialty Care

Job Summary:

The Financial Planning & Analysis position supports the External Supply organization of the Specialty Care Platform (Industrial Affairs), with a focus on financial planning and analysis, monthly closing process and financial reporting. External Supply is the organization that supports the Contract Manufacturing Operations network within Sanofi. It is multi-functional and multi-geographical including both internal and external teams.

This is a great opportunity to become a key contributor to the success of a global organization managing a broad portfolio of healthcare solutions. You will be working with a fast-paced team, providing financial insights and accurate and timely financial reporting to help the decision-making process. The successful candidate will be analytical, highly adaptable to changes and focused on driving results. The scope of work will encompass the preparation of the annual budget, strategic plan and monthly forecast, monthly financial reporting package, headcount and OPEX controlling and ad-hoc request.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for gathering financial planning data and preparation of key presentations and reports for the budget process.

  • Responsible for meeting all FP&A calendar deadlines and generating timely reports.

  • Make accurate and timely submissions in different accounting and reporting systems (SAP, TM1, HFM).

  • Assist with the preparation of month-end reporting and monthly commentary to explain variances between actual results and / or budget / forecasts.

  • Monitor key contractual manufacturing commitments and prepare analysis of financial impact as a result of deviations from commitments.

  • Understand product and financial flows and related contract risks. Effectively maintain working relationships and partnerships with cross functional / cross geographical teams to resolve financial issues stemming from Contract Manufacturing Operations.

  • Perform month-end closing activities including preparation and submission of journal entries and account reconciliations, monitoring and validation of accruals and analysis and validation of manufacturing variances to standard costs.

  • Support the preparation of standard costs for products moving through the External Supply organization in compliance with Sanofi policies and CRI methodology for the budget process and throughout the year for new product launches or product flow changes.

  • Regularly monitor inventory for reconciliation issues and assist in the process to resolve issues as they happen.

  • Tracking and reconciliation of inventory data with Quality, Supply Chain and CMOs on a regular basis to ensure accuracy and reliability of information submitted for financial reporting.

  • Prepare financial reports, presentations and tracking of KPIs for various cross-functional forums.

  • Maintain internal controls and apply Sanofi financial policies to processes within the External Supply organization. Prepare monthly schedules necessary for SOX and Internal Control processes.

  • Assist in the process to provide necessary internal / external audit documentation in the validation of the CRI process and related processes.

  • Maintain close coordination with the Methods and Procedure team, Shared Business Services, corporate accounting teams (Tax, Transfer Price, etc.), and Global Supply Chain in the standard cost setting process and the monthly closing process.

  • Provide financial support during renewal of supply contracts.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance required.

  • 2 to 5 years of work experience in Finance/Accounting. Emphasis on financial planning and analysis.

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing company. Experience within the pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of a financial reporting system (SAP, Oracle, HFM, or TM1). Advanced knowledge of Excel. Knowledge of Power Point.

  • Excellent communication skills and people skills.

  • Feel comfortable in a changing and fast pace environment.

  • Experience working with a team and collaborating cross functionally. Experience in a multicultural and multi-national environment is preferred.

  • This position may require up to 10% travel.

Sanofi is committed to providing innovative self-care solutions to allow people all over the world to better manage their personal health. Our healthcare solutions are available in over 170 countries across the world. Every day, more than 100,000 employees are involved in empowering life - become one of those people and help us to create a healthier world. We were recently named to Forbes 2019 list of America’s Best Large Employers.”

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