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Kite Pharma, a division of Gilead, is currently seeking an experienced Senior Finance Director supporting the Kite Technical Operations team. The position is based in Santa Monica, California and fills a critical role within the Technical Operations Finance leadership team. The role will report to the Executive Director Technical Operations Finance, while supporting the Global Manufacturing and Site Quality operations and the Senior Vice President Manufacturing. This role will support Kite's commercial and clinical operations across the globe including sites and direct reports in Southern California, Maryland, and Netherlands.
Key responsibilities include:
Working cross functionally to ensure that business performance is optimized
Supporting Global Tech Ops finances, including but not limited to Budgets, Latest Estimates, Standard and Actual Costing of commercial and clinical products, and Capital Planning and Expenditures
Working with senior management to produce budgets and forecasts that are supported with rigorous assumptions
Counseling the SVP Manufacturing on all key business decisions
Keeping abreast of business issues by monitoring and understanding changes in business environment particularly as they relate to Cell Therapy
Championing compliance across the organization while accounting for country specific financial regulations and controls
Ensuring the relationship between the business and the CFO organization is proactive and focused on improving process efficiency and accuracy
Ensuring the highest standards of financial control and compliance in-line with Kite's controllership function and with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Building, leading and developing a high quality finance team ensuring staff have robust and stretch development plans
Setting strategic direction for Tech Ops Finance
Ensuring standard costing is implemented across all regions and all indications.
Assisting with the implementation of Oracle ERP upgrade and integration (currently underway over the next 12 months) which includes Product Costing and Project Accounting.
Other responsibilities include ad hoc analysis including business case analysis
Strong technical international finance experience including US GAAP
Previous experience in senior manufacturing finance and cost accounting roles with a strong aptitude for business partnership within a senior management team
Strong leadership, problem solving, management and communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with multiple functions
Ability to lead and influence cross functional teams
Builds the best team to support a growing network of manufacturing sites
Excellent written and spoken language skills
12 years of relevant experience and a BA or BS degree
MBA and/or CPA preferred
Strong people management experience, financial and business acumen, and manufacturing finance experience
Experience building a team from the ground up
Experience in a multi-national company
Pharmaceutical or Biotech experience preferred
ERP implementation experience preferred
Strong Excel, PowerPoint, and Oracle skills required
Minimal travel (10% annually)
Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.
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