Director, Financial Planning & Analysis – Pharmaceutical


Redwood City, CA

Summary Description
Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, this role is an integral part of the Finance organization and the company at large. The Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is responsible for managing the company’s strategic 10-year financial plan (which we refer to as our Portfolio review), rolling forecast, annual budgets, and analysis of financial results. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and presenting financial information, including variance analysis, scenario and portfolio planning and company metrics, to the management team and Board of Directors, as applicable. This is a key position in the finance organization and will provide many opportunities for growth and development with frequent interactions with executive management and a key role in M&A activity.


  • Maintain the Company’s strategic 10-year financial plan
  • Prepare various financial models and scenarios to provide support to various strategic discussions by executive management
  • Drive the annual budget process
  • Manage the quarterly update process for the rolling forecast
  • Prepare and distribute budget vs. actual variance analysis and related reporting to department heads. Ensure a thorough understanding of their operating results and related variances from budget for a budget holders
  • Preparation and presentation of board materials
  • Develop and manage monthly executive summary and metrics reporting
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a small team
  • Support G&A functions


  • 15+ years of Biotech/Life Science Industry Experience
  • BA/BS in Finance, Management Science or Life Sciences is required
  • MBA and consulting experience desirable
  • Advanced/expert knowledge of excel is required
  • Excellent analytical & financial modeling capabilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to interface with all levels and internationally
  • Knowledge of project and department budgeting
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • Strong financial planning skills with ability to understand the details and identify the impact on the “big picture”
  • Ability to plan and execute complex tasks and to solve problems independently
  • Experience as an effective leader, people manager, and a team builder
  • Energetic, dedicated and enthusiastic team player with high degree of initiative
  • Strategic and conceptual thinker and planner
  • Learning agility and performance with positive impact on the business