Associate Director, Finance R&D (Remote US or UK) at Greenwich Biosciences, Inc.

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Job Description:

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals who thrive on challenge and change, and who want to make a difference through the delivery of results.

Greenwich Biosciences and GW Pharmaceuticals recently became part of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, creating more opportunities to serve patients and grow employees' careers. As an innovative global biopharmaceutical leader, our purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We focus on patients with high unmet needs and pursue innovative and differentiated therapies that establish new or better standards of care in neurosciences and oncology.

About the role: The role of Associate Director, R&D will manage a team and have responsibility of overseeing the Research and Early Development organization.


  • Strategic partner to the PMLs to create robust annual budgets and reforecasts including providing guidance and quantifying implications of business decisions

  • Identify key drivers and underlying causes of variances and provide recommendations to manage such variances to management

  • Partner with stakeholders to prioritize and eliminate spend to achieve budget/forecast targets and drive financial discipline

  • Collaborate with R&ED organization and Program teams to create and maintain assumptions and inputs to the Long-Range Plan (LRP)

  • Provide finance support to stakeholders across development to build business cases to accurately value the global portfolio including strategic fit, costs, and timing

  • Support development of new tools, systems, processes to improve the visibility of the valuation of our R&D pipeline

  • Support annual budgeting processes to ensure they tie to the portfolio strategy

  • Participate in vendor identification, RFPs, vendor selection, budget and contract negotiations

  • Provide monthly financial package to the R&ED LT illustrating the financial performance versus budget for all internal projects

  • Lead monthly budget review and reforecast meetings with R&ED LT

  • Participate in establishing departmental and cross-functional policies and procedures

  • Partner with our accounting team to provide monthly accrual estimate

  • Provide ad hoc analysis and support related to the organization and the programs

  • Provide bridge commentary for actuals to plan variances

  • Complete Quarter-end and Year-end deliverables including YoY and QoQ analysis

  • Demonstrates strong understanding of issues pertinent to early development

  • Assist in vendor proposal and contract review; particularly by reviewing and approving financial sections of contracts

  • Demonstrate ability to interact on an advanced level with procurement and stakeholders to provide oversight of vendor budgets and related contractual terms

Required Experience:

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills

  • Demonstrate ability to help shape and influence global strategies

  • Ability to challenge business assumptions and communicate complex business and finance data to generate decision making

  • Strong analytical and financial skills to evaluate a broad range of financial questions.

  • Ability to influence people from different levels of the organization

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