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Business Finance Director for Product Supply (Ascendis Pharma)

Opdateret: maj 3

Ascendis Pharma located in Hellerup is looking to hire a Business Finance Director for Product Supply as part of our global FP&A team, in direct reference to our Vice President for FP&A.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative public listed company.


Do you want to be part of building a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company together with a team of highly skilled colleagues who are passionate about developing best-in-class therapeutics that address significant unmet medical needs?

Then Ascendis Pharma is committed to support your personal development on our journey towards becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company.


Position Summary

As Business Finance Director for Product Supply, you will leverage your unique skill set within finance and supply chain, including experience from the pharma industry. On this basis, you will be a value adding business partner for our product supply organization as FP&A’s representative in this field.


You will soon find yourself navigating the changing environment in our business, taking full advantage of the highly skilled people in our organization, and getting the grasp of how this can play to your advantage in setting the standards high for our FP&A ambitions.


To succeed here, you will have worked with FP&A, production controlling or manufacturing finance, and worked with excellence in value chain processes. We work to deliver value add to the business in everything we do.


With excellent relationship building skills, you will take the initiative in creating internal relationships especially with our product supply function as you will be working directly with the business.


An excellent Finance Business Partner

You will be part of a global growth-oriented biopharmaceutical company and in your position, you will be part of building a top-class Business Finance setup.


You will be driving key analysis of our supply chain setup and act as owner of key business finance projects on our journey from a purely research company, to a fully commercialized global business. Always favoring quality in processes, managing complexity and ensuring smooth business processes.


This is a newly established role, where you can set your own direction and bring solutions. As such, we are adding extra competencies, and attention to FP&A.


Specifically, you will:

  1. Establish the finance business partner approach to our supply chain

  2. Design and promote key performance indicators for our supply chain setup

  3. Utilize inventory forecast and highlight potential gaps in production planning

  4. Drive financial planning and budgeting for product supply collaborating with the business

  5. Bring timely reporting and transparency in production to the business finance reporting setup, ensuring ‘no surprises’

  6. Business relevant analysis of BOM variances in collaboration with our product costing specialist, who acts as preparer on product costing calculations

  7. Deliver strategic recommendations for efficiency improvement in production setup and supply value chain

  8. Prepare business cases for larger investments and projects

  9. Perform manufacturing contract reviews

  10. Always bring forward your skill set to ensure practical solutions


Overall, you will deliver business relevant analysis for management and product supply.


We aim for you to work with simplicity in production planning strategy as well as ensuring accuracy in production planning and quality in data. You should want to fully utilize our newly implemented ERP system, Microsoft D365, and enhance knowledge around production planning in our business.


Is this you?

We are looking to find that highly skilled and experienced finance professional, who can leverage this experience when designing and implementing setups and processes.


In you, we hope to find:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Efficient problem-solving skills looking to find practical answers to complex issues

  • As an individual contributor you work hands-on in everything you do. Including analysis and deep diving on detailed analysis and supply chain issues

  • Ability to leverage prior experience to identify issues, actively engage in solution management, and interface with a variety of highly skilled stakeholders

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills being able to link that to system setups

  • Experience from a pharma company

  • Highly accountable with a collaborative and proactive working style


Contact us today!

Contact Jacob Karlshøj Døring from the finance recruitment agency Rosted & Partners at +45 5222 1962 or jacob@rostedpartners.dk for further insights into the position and Ascendis Pharma as your potential future employer.



Who we are at Ascendis Pharma

Headquartered in Copenhagen we are advancing a successful pipeline of best in class pharmaceutical therapeutics building on our TransCon technology. Founded in 2007, Ascendis Pharma has experienced significant growth since our successful IPO on NASDAQ US in 2015 and we are today more than 500 people across our locations in Denmark, Germany and US.

We continue hiring people who are excellent within their field and passionate about making a positive impact on the journey towards achieving our vision and shared goals. As colleagues we expect from each other that we think and act holistically, that we are ambitious and dare to go for stretch goals, and that we are committed to helping people develop.

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