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Senior Manager, Transformation Finance

Tilburg, Netherlands

Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, our Finance teams are important to our business and functional teams to make educated, sound decisions that drive our Mission and make us a stable and trusted industry leader. From Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Treasury, Financial Reporting, Audit, Investor Relations, Strategy & Corporate Development to Accounting, our Finance functions have a diverse and global presence, providing significant opportunities to develop outstanding career experiences and perspectives. Ranked #95 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list and with revenues of more than $40 billion, you’ll discover endless opportunities to grow a rewarding career as part of the world leader serving science.

The Softgels business unit produces gelatin capsules for the pharmaceutical and nutritional markets and is based in Tilburg, Netherlands and High Point, USA. This location will be based at the Tilburg facility, a manufacturing plant with eight production lines. Annual sales amount to € 50M and FTE total around 285.

The Senior Manager of Transformation Finance will be responsible for alignment of accounting and finance activities for the Tilburg site to business unit and corporate policies, as well as alignment with the High Point site. Will play a key role in improving the financial processes of the Tilburg site. An integral part of the Softgels Finance Leadership team, this position will collaborate with the Softgels Business Unit Finance Director in providing solutions to accomplish multiple financial related tasks.


  • Process Alignment: Implement process alignment projects across various finance activities to promote standardized global approaches to financial planning, analytical reporting, and accounting
  • Gross Margin Expansion: Support gross margin expansion initiatives by highlighting progress on key drivers and promoting standard and comparable ways of reporting
  • Work to understand opportunities to connect and integrate data from these different systems to reduce time spent on non-value add manual data aggregation work for the Tilburg Finance function
  • Develop strong relationships with groups across the site and business unit
  • Partner with the finance team and functional teams to understand process gaps and improvement needs where Transformation efforts can be most impactful
  • Engage with Business Unit and other site leaders to benchmark and leverage best practices
  • Recommend and communicate vision for Finance reporting
  • Act as a change agent and strive to build unity across the Tilburg site and Softgels Business Unit
  • Support accounting close activities as needed
  • Initiate processes to produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial analysis that are clear, concise, and actionable
  • Align accounting policies for a systematic approach to following corporate policies
  • Provides relevant data, analysis, and fact-based recommendations
  • Drive documentation of all processes across the Tilburg finance function to be robust and transferrable for new team members
  • Contribute by improving monthly and annual forecasting S&OP process to better align stakeholders and gain buy-in
  • Improve work life balance of the Tilburg finance team through efforts to reduce manual processes, and engage more with shared services

Keys to Success:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA or MBA preferred.


  • Demonstrated work experience within business operations implementing operational improvement solutions across multiple departments and fields simultaneously
  • Outstanding financial analysis skills
  • Strong eye for business and judgement
  • Business analysis, financial planning and reporting skills that generate business insights that add measurable value
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Consistent record of working effectively in a highly matrixed environment and capable of gaining dedication and coordinate action for initiatives
  • Ability to have effective working relationships across the company at both site, business unit, and corporate level
  • Demonstrate the following behavioral attributes: Adaptable, Resilient, Accurate, Inquisitive, Influential
  • Ability to develop and implement processes that are effective and efficient

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • More than 5 years in controlling/business finance positions with demonstrated success
  • Solid understanding of accounting regulations and company accounting policies and practices, and unquestioned integrity in the application of such standards
  • SAP and Hyperion experience is a plus
  • Meaningful experience in manufacturing preferred
  • Advanced desktop application experience Microsoft Power point, Excel, Word, and Access
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and SEC reporting
  • Ability to travel up to <10% of the time


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation!

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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