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Analyst, Finance Transformation

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services
Location: Exton
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

At West, we're a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West's indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?

There's no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.

We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.

Job Summary:

This position will join a team of transformation leaders who are driving efficient processes, accurate data, and reliable reporting across our enterprise. The Finance Transformation team has a wide-ranging responsibility to drive the global implementation of SAP S/4HANA, build reporting to provide meaningful insights, improve process integration, standardize data, drive automation of Finance activities, and introduce artificial intelligence and machine learning to our Finance solutions. This position will support our efforts to identify transformation opportunities, maintain detailed plans in the transformation portfolio, develop self-service reports to communicate commitments, progress, and benefit realization, and execute strategic transformation initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and capture outcomes of workshops and interviews with Subject Matter Experts
  • Maintain identified features, user stories, tasks, gaps, and the relationships between them within the transformation portfolio
  • Develop and share reporting that articulates progress and realization of benefits from transformation initiatives
  • Drive execution of activities necessary to achieve our organizational goals
  • Other duties as assigned Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Information Systems, or related fields, or equivalent experience Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Foundational understanding of budgeting, forecasting, analytics, and accounting principles for the typical business processes of a Life Sciences manufacturing company (Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, etc.)
      • Strong organizational capabilities and attention to detail
      • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to approach problems systematically, break them down into manageable components, and develop creative solutions
      • Aptitude for implementing or enhancing technology solutions to improve business processes
      • Experience with ERPs (SAP S/4HANA a plus), analytics tools, data visualization tools, and/or emerging technologies (such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills that can be adapted cross-functionally with both technical and non-technical colleagues
      • Foundational understanding of Agile project management framework
      • Awareness of change management principles
      • Mindset focused on continuous learning to maintain knowledge of industry trends, new technologies, and evolving best practices
      • Resilience and a positive attitude, with a bias toward action and collaboration Travel Requirements:
        • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time Physical & Mental Requirements:
          • Sedentary - exerting up to 10lbs/4kgs of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to life, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met
          • Use of written and oral communication skills
          • Read and interpret data, information, and documents
          • Observe and interpret situations, analyze and solve problems
          • Ability to make independent and sound judgements
          • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
          • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, solve problems, and prioritize activities
          • Position operates in a professional office environment. May sit or stand for extended periods of time
          • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers
          • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
          • Able to comply with the company's safety policy at all times
          • Able to comply with the company's quality policy at all times

            West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com. Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

Keywords: West Pharmaceutical Services, Lower Merion , Analyst, Finance Transformation, Professions , Exton, Pennsylvania

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