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Finance Director, Global Support Functions

We are searching for a Finance Director who can make a positive difference to the GSF Central Finance team and GSK as a whole and who can inspire others to do the same. Come and join the team! Together we can serve our GSK colleagues to enable them to help patients and consumers around the globe to do more, feel better and live longer!

You will be accountable for the delivery of analysis and provision of decision support expertise to senior GSF stakeholders across GSK and the management and reporting of GSF OE funds.
You will have responsibility for leading the development of analytics and provision of insights from the GSF cost base. You will coordinate the agenda for GSF Finance and ensure all processes are aligned to produce consistent quality of output that informs and facilitates decision making at the senior stakeholder level.
You will report into the Finance Director (Grade 4) - GSF Finance

• You will provide leadership to GSF Finance by working with the GSF FLT and GSF FP Process Owners for Planning, Reporting and Restructuring to align all Finance activities behind the delivery of content, analysis and insight for key GSF forums:
- GSF CET Governance Board (Quarterly)
- Update cycle GSF CFO reviews (Update 2, Plan)
- Function deep dives as required
- Segment cost reviews
• You will provide leadership and strategic advice to the VP GSF Finance by proactively challenging the GSF FPs and Functions to meet business objectives and mitigate risks
- Provide management insight and guidance using standard management reports and knowledge of the business to identify key challenges
- Facilitate discussion, debate and challenge at the various forums by creating visual and clear presentations which concisely communicate key messages and draw out key points
- Integrate external reference points (benchmarks) within GSF analysis and create new insights
• You will prepare and update Integrated annual timetable (Planning cycle, reporting cycle, key dates etc)
• You will coordinate the agenda for GSF Finance by working with VP GSF Finance and providing Leadership for GSF Finance forums (weekly CommCell, monthly GSF FLT, monthly full team meetings). Ensure focus on key objectives and milestones and identify and ensure mitigation of risks / issues
• You will provide leadership to process improvement initiatives across GSF Finance
• You will provide leadership to GSF for the management of OE Restructuring spend

Please apply via our online portal providing your CV and Cover Letter.

Please ensure you apply before COB 18th Mar 2019 to ensure you're in the running!

(Please take a personal copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available online post closure of the advert)

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements, please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.


Why You?Basic qualifications:
• Finance or business degree and Professional qualification (e.g., ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA, MBA) with expert knowledge in the Finance discipline
• Demonstrable experience in a Financial Management in a complex commercial environment
• Ability to demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth professional Financial Management skill set with particular emphasis on excellence in reporting and financial control
• Experience working with senior client groups with ability to influence and challenge positively with stakeholders at all levels
• Demonstrated business skills and independent commercial judgment to understand and identify the underlying business drivers
• Experience working with cross-functional teams and working in a global organisation across a matrix environment
• Track record as team builder and leader
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to bridge communications gap between Finance and non-Finance
• Ability to prioritise multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity and apply project management skills
• Demonstrated ability to display key attributes of successful Finance Business Partnering:
- Driving Partnerships
- Catalyst for Change
- Option Analysis & Decision Making
- Questioning & Challenging
- Being Enterprise Minded
- Communicating for Results

Preferred qualifications:
See above

Why GSK?:
At GSK we are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our mission is inspiring and challenging - to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.

At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That's why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.

You will join GSK's vision to do more, feel better and live longer:
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To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you'll be given the opportunity to:
• Play an important role in delivering our mission
• Be an essential part of diverse, global team
• Develop others as part of your own professional growth
You will also have regular personal development meetings with your line manager to give you the opportunity to create a fulfilling career at GSK.

The Total Reward Package offered is:
• Competitive Salary
• Competitive on Target Bonus
• 26-days paid holiday
• Personal Healthcare, with the option to purchase family cover
• GSK Pension
• Share & Save Schemes
• Total Reward Discounts

Contact information:
You may apply for this position online by selecting the Apply now button.

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