Finance Business Partner

Glaxo Smith Kline
Karachi (PK)
Closing date
Dec 23, 2022

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Job Role
Finance Business Partner
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Qualified
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Job Details

Job Purpose:

  • Reports to the Growth Emerging Markets (GEM) Supply Chain (SC) Finance Partner, working together with the GEM, RU & PEM Finance Director to strengthen Pharma Supply Chain-Commercial coordination and to create a more integrated and competitive Pharma business through the One-P&L in GEM & RU.
  • Provides financial and business partnering support across regional Supply Chain comprising the end-to-end distribution to and within all GEM & RU to support delivery of the GEM & RU Supply Chain’s P&L and Cash (capex and inventory) commitments which is a key driver of One-P&L delivery.
  • Supports delivery of GEM & RU sales of Pharma, across key markets.
  • Lead interface and partner for the supply chain regional business leads.
  • Ability to represent the supply chain E2E Operations.
  • Support in Implementation of bench-marking, drive financial performance and continued cost to serve improvements, Route to Market evaluation and embed cash optimization / working capital and waste removal.

Education And Experience

Degree and / or Professional Qualification (e.g. CIMA) or MBA or further graduate studies

  • Previous Supply Chain Finance experience a benefit.
  • Proven finance partnering skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to make complexity simple
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and planning
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain and finance processes
  • Demonstrated experience with senior stakeholder management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience of providing management insight and value-added analysis for complex issues
  • Some understanding of how technical finance issues can impact the delivery of financial performance in a manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to act as an effective Finance Partner in a very complex commercial environment across multiple countries
  • Ability to form strong relationships with site, supply chain and commercial teams to ensure the best outcomes for GSK

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support implementation of the Financial strategy across the GEM & RU Supply Chains in line with Emerging Markets strategy to ensure that: (i) an appropriate balance is struck between delivery of short term financial commitments and long term value; (ii) productivity is delivered alongside and without compromising the supply chain’s commitment to safety, quality, compliance and supply; and (iii) the supply chain is always focused on maximizing enterprise value and returns.
  • Execute financial update processes, forecast and plan processes for the GEM & RU Supply Chain and is accountable for accuracy of forecasts for the GEM & RU Supply Chains.
  • Works closely with the GEM & RU Supply Chain Regional Leads to drive Supply Chain strategy and performance including site productivity, capital investment, inventory, volume forecasts, risk management and quality and to drive end-to-end distribution performance on issues such as warehousing, distribution models, LSP contracts, inventories etc. Drives the performance of the key GSK Supply Chain Transformation goals within the region including the GSK Production System, Procurement Excellence and Portfolio Optimization.
  • Understand what influences the GEM & RU Supply Chain’s capital investment strategy, reviews projects according to the GoA and maintains oversight to ensure projects are executed as approved and with appropriate controls in place.
  • Works closely with GEM & RU Pharma Finance to drive enterprise thinking and effective coordination on issues such as volumes, in-market distribution, strengthening CCC, inventory optimization and EMSC support for commercial opportunities to realize incremental value for GSK.
  • Collaboration with the supply and demand hubs supporting GEM & RU.
  • Drive and influence across GEM, RU or PEM bench-marking and financial performance hub, Route to Market evaluation and business optimization, as well as lead integration and embed cash optimization / working capital and waste removal.


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