Acute Therapy GBU Finance Manager

Deerfield, Illinois, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
JR - 018708
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
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About Baxter

Baxter touches millions of lives every day. Our products and services are essential building blocks of healthcare. At Baxter, our mission is to save and sustain lives. Our six global businesses: Renal Care, Medication Delivery, Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Nutrition, Advanced Surgery and Acute Therapies are focused on transformative innovation to deliver smarter, more personalized care for patients and providers. Every day our mission to save and sustain lives is at the forefront as we strive to meet our goal of top-quartile performance. Our objective is to accelerate growth by expanding Baxter's impact across the healthcare spectrum supported by the evolution of our new product pipeline.

Position Overview:

Responsible for financial and business support for the Acute Therapies Global Business by leading both financial planning exercises and strategic decision support initiatives including expansion and pricing strategy, new product valuations, and R&D prioritization. This position requires collaboration with Global Marketing, Regional Marketing & Finance, Project Management, and various other cross functional stakeholders.
  • Direct the analysis of financial statements, explaining trends, variance to budget and forecast for management reporting
  • Define and maintain reporting of sales for GBU vitality index
  • Provide proactive leadership for all operating forecast updates throughout the year as well as the annual operating plan and strategic plan - including sales, R&D, and SG&A
  • Ensure that decision support services are provided to other functions of business
  • Create valuation models for various investment opportunities and provide insightful recommendations
  • Proactively focus on relevant business risks, lead appropriate risk assessment, and determine and drive implementation of mitigation plans
  • Manage and develop a team of two financial analysts

  • Strong business acumen and judgment as well as understanding of relevant business environment
  • Decisive leadership, with ability to generate ideas, develop alternatives, rapidly decide upon best course of action and drive implementation of that decision
  • Ability to effectively influence and drive consensus with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong time management and problem solving skills, ability to work in a team environment, and written/oral communication skills are critical
  • Skilled at assembling and managing direct staff as well as cross-functional teams as required
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting principals
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 5-6 years of relevant work experience
  • 1-2 years managing direct reports

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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