Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (US)


Philadelphia Area - Radnor, PA, US

About Idorsia


Idorsia is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.  In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, with a strong scientific core.  Headquartered in Switzerland - with US offices in Radnor, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.  Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 900 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.





The Sr. Director, US Financial Planning & Analysis (“Sr. Director”) will be a member of Idorsia’s US finance team and Idorsia’s broader global finance team and will provide strategic and operational planning and analytics to ensure that Idorsia achieves its commercial business goals in the US.  The position reports directly to the Vice President, Head of US Finance & Infrastructure and will reside at our US headquarters located in Radnor, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).


Job Responsibilities


The Sr. Director has responsibility for executing strategy and leading operations for the US financial planning function in a transparent manner.  The Sr Director will partner with and provide financial leadership across functions to help drive the business forward toward meetings its short and long-term objectives.  The Sr Director will manage, coach, motivate and develop a small team of finance professionals in the US, as well as provide guidance and insight to the global FP&A team.


The Sr. Director will create and innovate in support of US commercial initiatives and strategic direction, which includes overseeing business planning activities including: the 5-year and 10-year strategic plans; the annual budget plan; forecasting; performance reporting; spend analysis and program ROIs, and other analysis as required for Idorsia’s commercial business in the US.  The Sr. Director will be responsible for ensuring that the finance organization provides timely, actionable and robust analysis and metrics to executive management.


The Sr. Director will be responsible for:


  • Leading the strategic planning process, annual budget plan, forecasts, and actual results analysis for Idorsia’s US commercial business. 
  • Partnering with the commercial, supply chain and corporate support functions to implement and operationalize strategic activities.
  • Tracking progress towards annual and long-range business goals and objectives and driving remedial tactics where required.
  • Providing accurate, thoughtful, and timely financial analysis and business context to address operating and strategic issues affecting the business.
  • Providing leadership and the ability to influence key decisions, both as it pertains to the overall business needs and to the Finance function. In particular, leveraging a strong business mindset to develop key insights and contributing to business growth and continued expansion.
  • Partnering with the business on implementation of global processes, systems, and general business needs; identifying areas of efficiency and process improvement.
  • Evaluating the workforce needs of the organization, participating in the review and development of talent in the organization toward the successful execution of business strategy in US. Providing opportunities to subordinates to advance their technical and leadership knowledge.
  • Other duties as assigned or as business needs require.


Candidate Requirements


The Sr Director will be a successful finance professional with strong financial leadership experience.  The Sr Director will have demonstrated ability to work effectively in the pharmaceutical environment and thrive within a growing, performance-driven, and matrix organization. The person will have a sound foundation as a divisional or functional finance leader and will have extensive experience in a business partnering role.


Key qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance is required, MBA or other advanced degree in Business or related fields highly preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience in progressive finance positions, including at least 3 years in senior leadership roles (Director, Sr Director, etc.)
  • 7+ years of experience in US-based commercial pharmaceuticals required; experience launching primary care and specialty brands strongly preferred.
  • High proficiency in financial tools, including Excel; experience with SAP highly preferred.
  • Experience as a business partner to senior leadership team of commercial pharmaceuticals business and a demonstrated contributor to the success and growth of the business.
  • Strong accounting and finance training and capabilities, with experience and confidence to fully understand and present all aspects of business performance to management and others.
  • Strong financial and business planning orientation, with proven experience overseeing and enhancing planning processes for a global and diverse enterprise.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience working effectively within a global management team, comfortable working across varied geographies and cultures.
  • Superior quantitative and analytical skills to understand and assess new product strategies and investments, a natural propensity to details.


Leadership Competencies:


  • Lives Idorsia’s Core Values; proven ability to reinforce the vision and strategy of Idorsia through words and actions to support business goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities; performs effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in delivering against objectives and client needs, fluid and effective across the diverse management styles and cultures.
  • Self-critical and disciplined, with a positive, decisive approach to managing.
  • Experience and the ability to work in a global, multi-divisional, matrix management organization; displays cultural sensitivity; adapts language and style to meet associates needs and expresses information in a comprehensible manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organization skills, including sharing ideas and information across diverse audiences and identities to drive business.
  • Is team-oriented; ability and willingness to multitask and be “hands-on”; effectively collaborates with others throughout Idorsia to achieve shared goals.
  • Commits to stretched but achievable goals, monitors progress against plan and takes corrective actions when necessary to ensure delivery.
  • Possesses a strong ability to drive change throughout the organization. Motivate and manage exceptional team performance, making the most of members' diverse strengths and skills.


What Idorsia offers

  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Philadelphia, Radnor area
Country: United States
Business Area:  Selling, General, Admin...
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID:   2521

At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity and inclusion to achieve business success. We are committed to fostering respect, fairness and equal opportunities for all job applicants and all our employees.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.


If you are interested, please click on apply now.


Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you will be informed in greater detail in due course.  Idorsia operates a strictly controlled list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed Master Service Agreement in place with Idorsia, please note that all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies) are considered the property of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals and are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia