Business Process Excellence Associate Director

Boston, MA, US

Position Description

The Associate Director, Finance Process Excellence partners with Cross functional teams/leaders to drive high-visibility, high-value business improvement initiatives to achieve desired results. S/he combines knowledge of corporate financial processes and systems with effective project management techniques to ensure that initiatives meet scope and deliverables within identified time and cost constraints. Partners with key stakeholders and other audiences to ensure initiative progress and implications are well understood and embraced.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads cross-functional, high-value finance and functional initiatives to successful completion.
  • Drives a structured Project Management approach to manage initiative timelines and deliverables, while ensuring proper ownership and accountability for change across the organization. Able to overcome challenges and manage risks in order to achieve desired results.
  • Using a continuous improvement mindset, develops a forward-thinking strategy for identification of process gaps and potential initiatives to improve workplace effectiveness across the CFO’s organization and related areas. Manages the pipeline of potential opportunities, and prioritizes initiatives and trade-offs based on business impact.
  • Ensures that appropriate training and support are in place, before, during and after implementation. Conducts post-implementation effectiveness and satisfaction reviews. Contributes to teams knowledge-building by sharing lessons learned.
  • Partners with the Global Information Systems team to ensure tight alignment between processes and systems. Effectively communicates process requirements, so that systems implementations achieve desired results.
  • Defines and establishes global standards and tools to support continuous improvement initiatives across Finance groups and business process areas.
  • Effectively manages and drives project team members, and promotes the rotation of high-performing talent into and out of projects
  • Supports Process Excellence Lead with tracking/reporting of progress and results on improvement projects

Experience Level

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 12+ years of relevant finance and accounting experience, with at least 5 years in a consulting and/or process improvement role.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required, MBA preferred. Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Strong Project Management skills with experience is driving change and execution of improvement actions with cross functional stakeholders
  • Experience in facilitating process diagnostic exercises and training delivery on process improvement tools/methodologies
  • Exceptionally strong quantitative analysis skills and experience with formal process improvement practices such as Lean Six Sigma/ RPA, and strong analytical aptitude.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (advanced skills on MS power point and excel)
  • Working knowledge on other Business Intelligence tools like Power BI or Tableau is a plus
  • Self-motivated, detailed and deadline-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to seamlessly handle multiple priorities and stakeholders.
  • Both results oriented and a team player, able to pivot between coaching and a hands-on management when necessary. Fosters a culture of innovation, transparency and accountability.
  • Ensure projects and programs are planned, executed and supported efficiently that maximizes the ROI.

How to Apply