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Purpose: This position is part of the Elanco Manufacturing Finance team and supports a range of financial activities for Elanco External Manufacturing (EEM). The primary focus of this position includes financial close, monthly forecasting, annual business plan, financial controls, and other ad-hoc activities. The position includes regular interaction with the EEM North America Lead Team the Global Elanco Manufacturing Finance and offers the opportunity to help shape and influence operational decisions for external manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Financial Close

  • Own the process order settlement process, working with Supply Chain to resolve discrepancies
  • Work with budget owners to ensure all monthly expenditures have been posted and accrued within existing SAP system
  • Own EEM NA hub financial scorecard, variance analysis vs plan, and commentary explanation to identify key business drivers and positive change for external manufacturing spend
  • Book journal entries for accrual, reversal, reclassifications, and allocations (as necessary)
  • Participate in Trial Balance reviews, researching variances and presenting findings (as necessary)

Monthly Forecasting:

  • Own the monthly EEM NA hub forecasting process, working with budget owners, Operations Managers, and Procurement to understand expense forecasts, production volumes, costing changes, and key materials purchases for the month
  • Work with Budget Owners, Operations Managers, and Procurement to understand upsides, downsides, and drivers of monthly forecasts to identify and drive positive change for external manufacturing spend

Business Plan:

  • Own the annual EEM NA hub Business Plan process, working with budget owners, Operations Managers, Tech Services, and Procurement to understand expense forecasts, production volumes, toll fees, and purchase prices for the year
  • Work with Elanco Manufacturing Leadership team to understand organizational goals and align EEM hub priorities to annual business plan priorities
  • Perform manufacturing hub annual product costing and analysis to create product-level COPS

Controls / Ad-Hoc:

  • Ensure manufacturing hub compliance to key financial processes related to Global SOx controls
  • Perform and monitor key global controls, including monthly variance reporting, account / system reconciliations, and inventory counts through SAP and Business Objects reporting tools

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a financial role with a strong track record of performance or MBA in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • Strong analytical, financial process, and problem-solving skills
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.

Additional Skills / Preferences:

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience with product costing methodologies
  • Previous experience with contract review & language
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel (or similar analytical tools)
  • 2+ years experience working with SAP (or other ERP systems)
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism necessary for interaction with a variety of audiences, including senior leadership
  • Experience working effectively with cross-functional teams including Operations, R&D, Procurement, Finance, and Sales / Marketing
  • Ability to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives, and drive positive change
  • Ability to work across cultures and across diverse management styles

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status