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Director of Product Costing (Ascendis Pharma)

Opdateret: feb. 10

Ascendis Pharma is looking to hire a Director of Product Costing to join our team at Global Headquarters in Hellerup. This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing, innovative public listed biopharmaceutical 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 and professional development on our journey towards becoming a leading biopharmaceutical company.


Position Summary

As Director of Product Costing, you will develop and drive financial aspects of our Supply Chain and Product Costing agenda. In 2021, we are moving from being a pure development and research company to full-scale production with the use of external production partners.


Coming with a strong financial background within product costing and production controlling you will navigate the changing environment in our business. You will develop and implement standard costing procedures in our new ERP-system, drive the use of technology and collaborate smoothly on Director-level with both Finance and our Supply Chain organization.


With excellent relationship building skills, you will take the initiative in creating internal relationships including with Management as your area of responsibility is high on our agenda.


We all work very much hands-on and always work with high integrity in the quality we deliver. You will be our specialist in product costing with direct report to our Vice President Finance Operations, being responsible for developing and rolling out the financial aspects of our global supply chain framework.


A Finance & Product Costing expert

You will be part of a global growth-oriented biopharmaceutical company and you will build a top-class financial framework around Product Costing.


As such, your main tasks and responsibilities will be to:

  1. Develop and implement standard costing principles, guidelines, and practical processes

  2. Establish financial transparency in all parts of the supply chain and third-party production

  3. Setup a financial reporting framework for production and supply chain analysis, including relevant key performance metrics to monitor our supply chain efficiently

  4. Maintain a positive, results oriented, hands-on work environment

  5. Be an integral part of the operational end of our finance department

  6. Challenge the setup, models and use of technology, including automation

  7. Represent Finance in the close collaboration with our colleagues in Product Supply

  8. Partner with third-party production partners and stakeholders to always be close to the production cycle end-to-end

  9. Lead end-to-end analysis of our supply chain, evaluating each stage comprehensively from a financial perspective

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


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 this business-critical area. To ensure sufficient resources to this area, you will have support and partner with an external consultant.


Is this you?

The successful candidate has a financial background specialized in product costing or production controlling as such, and demonstrates:

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

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

  3. Ability to leverage prior experience to identify issues, actively engage in solution management, and interface with a variety of finance and supply chain professionals

  4. Highly accountable with a collaborative and proactive working style

  5. Strong analytical and mathematical skills being able to link that to Excel and systems

  6. Apparent interpersonal skills


We are currently developing our standard costing setup and implementing it into our systems over the coming months. It is important that you in this phase are working directly with the numbers to ensure a quality setup in procedures and detailed calculation methods.


As we are implementing a new ERP-system, Microsoft D365, preferably you have experience working with an ERP implementation or upgrade of such.


Experience working at a fast-paced, dynamic multi-national company environment is a plus, as well as is experience from a similar position in a complex environment.


Contact us today!

Contact Jacob Karlshøj Døring from the 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 400 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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