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Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Milan, M, ES

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: Italy-Milan



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Rhythm Management in EMEA is a $670m business across 2 main franchises: Cardiac Rhythm Management and Electrophysiology. It strives for category leadership in all its markets and drive profitable revenue growth above Market.  It continues to invest in new products thru R&D or Acquisitions to sustain its leadership in the Tachycardia business and capture growth and market share in the double digit 1B$ Electrophysiology Market.

The Southern cluster consists of Italy, Spain and Portugal and contributes over 30% of the EMEA revenues with an organization of more than 160 people.

The Cluster FP&A manager plays a critical Finance business partner role to support the Cluster leadership team in developing & executing the business strategy.


Purpose Statement

Act as primary business partner in regards to Planning, Management Reporting & Financial Analysis to the Cluster Divisional Leadership and Rhythm Management FP&A Director.


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as primary business partner to the Cluster Leadership team & Divisional FP&A Director for all Financial Planning and Analysis activities within the Cluster: Advise in setting appropriately challenging objectives for Regional/Country performance; Accompany the Cluster Leader to all Country Business Reviews and Plan Reviews to provide key financial support, Participate in the Regional Quarterly Business Review; Co-ordinate the annual budgeting & quarterly planning process; Advise the Cluster Leader, Country management and regional FP&A teams in resource allocation decisions so as to optimize the Country's performance; Setting appropriate financial targets; Linking strategies and tactics to financial objectives.
  • Manage the P&L of the South Cluster: propose action and recovery plans in case of sales shortfall. Drive productivity initiatives to improve the profitability of the Business Unit.
  • Responsible for leading compliance with quarterly budgeting calendar & guidelines, monthly & quarterly business reviews and quarterly plan reviews: Monitor and measure business performance to ensure maximization of opportunities to meet or exceed targets whilst managing effectively the P&L; reviewing the quarterly commission calculations and presenting to Management for approval; Modeling business cases for investment or analysing resource/territory allocation and distribution within the region;  Provide guidance/advice to ensure performance targets are achieved.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Operations team to get adequate support on some of the more standardized FP&A activities
  • Assist regional FP&A in the execution of region wide or Corporate wide FP&A related initiatives.  Represent the Region in various regional and Corporate task forces, as required: Required to be the Lead instructor on all Financial System training.
  • Support/provide input to Country Controller and regional FP&A team with regards to the development requirements of the Country FP&A resources.  Provide functional leadership and mentoring to the FP&A resources across the region.
  • Establish, maintain and/or leverage as appropriate information systems to support the FP&A process.  Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity and analysis, increase efficiencies, manage costs and maintain state of the art practices.
  • Provides input to the Quality committee in finance specific local issues, with the purpose of wither finding a solution form other countries' experiences or providing advice on potential barriers for other countries and local regulations.  Drives compliance in all finance related matters (CA&C, SOX, Statutory, monthly Closing).  Participates in implementing Quality requirements in all aspects of the Finance Process.


Experience required:

  • Minimum of 5/7 years FP&A experience in an international environment (US company if possible)
  • Prior experience in audit or accounting is a plus
  • Management of FP&A activities for multiple countries in a commercial environment
  • Full Business Unit P&L management experience including closing, reporting and forecasting activities


FP&A Functional Competencies:

  • Planning: personal organization and time management, ability to manage a complete planning process with multiple stakeholders in a matrix environment, forecasting
  • Analytical skills: Ability to see both the big picture and the details – Good interpreter of data – Forward looking analysis
  • Finance System Excellence: Leverage technology and systems in delivering solutions for the business - Optimize tools to gain process efficiency
  • Fluent in English – Fluent in either Spanish or Italian – Fluent in the 3 mentioned languages is a plus


Business Partnership Competencies:

  • Business partnering: Customer focus - Consistently identifies current and future customer needs and ensures the effective delivery of high quality and value-added solutions, products and services
  • Decision support: Ability to connect various information (market, product, organization, financials...) to support but also influence business decisions


Other Competencies:

  • Communication: Communicates effectively in large and small groups. Openly shares knowledge and expertise. Listens actively and encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions – Ability to tell a story, adapt finance language to the audience
  • Collaboration: Ability to build effective working relations in a very matrix environment
  • Execution: Drives results by assigning clear authority and accountability, integrating and aligning efforts, and monitoring progress; both within area of responsibility as well as across the enterprise. 



About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Requisition ID: 472964


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