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CHC Business Analysis and Controlling Lead - North America Manufacturing and Supply

Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Job Summary and Major Responsibilities

Posting for the Business Analysis & Controlling Lead of North America Manufacturing and Supply Organization in the Consumer Healthcare Global Business Unit. This is a new position that will report directly to the Head of Finance Performance CHC North America – Industrial Affairs.


  • Responsible for all reporting aspects for North America CHC IA during Financial closings and Planning cycles

  • Business Analysis & Controlling for North American Region - Manufacturing, Supply Chain & External Manufacturing organizations for CHC

  • 4 Production Plants in Chattanooga, TN USA

  • 1 Distribution Center in Chattanooga, TN USA

  • 3 External Manufacturing hubs – USA, Canada, & France

  • Approximately 800 Headcount

  • ~$500M spend

Role & Responsibilities

Lead Strategic Planning, Budget & Rolling Forecast

  • Lead the financial reporting processes related to actual, forecast, & budget scenarios with the CHC BU for the North America Manufacturing & Supply Chain perimeter

  • Lead the Strategic Planning process – considering all relevant internal/external factors driving the long-term business strategy

  • Challenge business assumptions bringing analytical value to forecasting accuracy

  • Perform first level analysis on the actual monthly financial results (significant variances & consistency checks) during closings and forecast exercises

  • Actively monitor forecasting variances and articulate identified risks & opportunities

  • Identify assumptions underlying the Business plan (such as market, inflation, initiatives) and challenge to ensure consistency across the GBU

  • Data preparation, consolidation, and reporting – focused on financial statement quality & accuracy

  • Responsible for monthly performance review packages exhibited in PowerPoint

  • Support data consolidation in systems (TM1; SAP S4 Hana; Solar/Magnitude), including cross-system mappings

  • Ensure timely data reporting (to Business Units, Global IA, and Group Finance), respecting global deadlines

  • Group reporting – Atlas, Marco (Margin Consolidation), ISC (Industrial Standard Cost) Earning/Absorption template

Perform Other Finance Tasks

  • Development  & designing of tools, systems & methods

  • Management of finance team, including development and training (though he does not have direct reports)

  • Ensure comprehensive compliance with internal controls and accounting principles

  • Support Master Data Management across multiple systems

  • Lead ad-hoc projects as necessary


  • Ensure financial submissions are prepared in compliance with Sanofi corporate guidelines – including accounting & financial procedures

  • Ensure proper use of accounting systems and software


  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance; CPA and/or MBA preferred

  • 7-10 years of accounting & controlling experience, preferably in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) or pharmaceutical industry

  • Proficiency in Excel incl. pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.

  • Ability to use various types of reporting and forecasting software (TM1, SAP)

  • Strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills with the ability to present and provide guidance to senior management

  • Experience demonstrating self-motivation and the ability to be pro-active and adaptable

  • Must possess professional communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, accountable and self-managed environment.

  • Experience working in a multicultural & transversal environment with demanding deadlines

  • Customer focused and results orientated

  • Autonomous & pro-active with the ability to work independently

  • Proven capacity to work transversally with cross-functional partners, eg. other Finance teams (FP&A, COE-Boost, Regional FBP), Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Business Support, etc.

  • Needs to understand macroeconomic trends and impacts to Business Unit 

  • Ability to handle and simplify complex matters and propose innovative solutions

  • Ability to challenge the status quo and identify more proficient and secure ways of doing things

  • Ability to influence system designs based on understanding of functionality and different stakeholder needs, while ensuring compliance with internal control requirements

  • Fluent written and spoken English

Location & Travel:

  • Primary location United States-Chattanooga, TN

  • Occasionally, limited travel might be required

Grade: L3-2

As a healthcare company and a vaccine manufacturer, Sanofi has an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Although not required at this time, all Tennessee based roles are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of your job responsibilities.

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