Thermo Fisher Scientific Commercial Finance Manager in Ottawa, Canada
Position Summary:This position will be responsible for managing the processes related to the reporting, planning, variable compensation and administration support of the Canadian Commercial Team. This includes reporting and analysis to understand financial results and field profitability, which drive commercial business decisions and provide tactical and strategic support to the VP Sales and Country Lead Canada and the Commercial Team Leadership. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated self-starter to offer significant value to the RSD commercial business.Key Responsibilities:Manage two staff who support the Commercial team (Financial Analyst and Sales Support)Act as business partner to the VP of Sales and the Regional Sales team by supporting them with the tools and analysis that will enable them to make key business decisionsInterpret data for business trends and results, and communicate monthly business results and variances to expectations (focused on sales and margins), including the preparation and presentation of monthly results.Complete profitability assessments of business proposals, including development of custom pricing/costing models to support RFP & proactive proposal proformasUtilize analytical reporting to develop analysis to identify and communicate recommendations regarding sales growth and profitability improvement opportunities to the Commercial Leadership teamManage the Commercial Annual Businesses Plans, forecast and outlook processesWork with Sales Compensation to assist in development of annual compensation plan and manage the process for the regionMake connections across the organization including working closely with the BI COGNOS, SalesLogix (CRM), Commercial team tools teams in an effort to leverage technology solutions to increase productivityMinimum Requirements/Qualifications:Candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: forecasting, analysis, data driven decision, results explanations to expectations.Strong business and industry knowledge as well as the ability to make logical assumptions, identify trends, incorporate external and internal information, draw conclusions from ambiguous data, and effectively benchmark results against appropriate baselines.High level of proficiency with the suite of Microsoft Office products, COGNOS Business Intelligence tools (Report Studio), and CRMs, preferably SalesLogix, are required.Strong written communication skills, along with clear and concise verbal skills, are required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to present and communicate at the executive level.Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projectsThe ability to identify and champion process improvements and problem solving through Practical Process Improvement (PPI Business Systems).Proven history of working within cross functional teams as well as the ability to build organizational relationships with peers and operating partners.The ability to recruit, develop, and manage professional teams and the ability to provide constructive feedback through performance and development processes.Experience and EducationBachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalentAdvanced Qualification Preferred (CPA, CMA,CGA)Prior managerial experience preferred7-10 years of relevant work experienceThis position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.