Celgene Sr. Manager, Accounts Receivable in Summit, New Jersey

Description

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Direct Management of team and daily activities related to the total invoice to cash process, including invoicing, receipt processing, returns, adjustments and collections for the Americas Operations (i.e. US, Canadian, and Latin American operations)

  • Review of month end close for the Americas and manage audit requirements throughout the year

  • Responsible for assessing and adjusting, if needed, AR internal controls to ensure key risks are mitigated and team standard operating procedures are maintained and followed

  • Establish, monitor, analyze and report on key performance metrics. Adjust the steam and structure as needed to gain efficiencies and optimal processing for the AR area.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, Order Management, Accounting, Commercial Operations, and Financial Systems (IT) on projects and resolution of AR issues to ensure key decisions are properly supported and communicated prior to implementation

  • Project lead for significant IT and non-IT process improvements, break fixes, and system solutions to enhance the efficiency of the overall AR process

  • Lead identification of opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovate solutions and system enhancements so the team can operate in an efficient and cost- effective manner

  • Business process lead for ad-hoc projects and reporting as necessary to support business strategies and expanding business footprint

  • Develop AR policies and procedures and ensure compliance

  • Develop and deliver presentations to internal and external customers

  • Address all non-routine AR related transactions effectively and timely

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Excellent managerial skills and ability to drive team objectives and performance, with a focus on talent development

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills with all levels of management

  • Excellent project management skills of small and large projects in cross-functional, dynamic environment, maximizing the use of internal and external resources

  • Able to understand and develop solutions for more complex process / system driven problems

  • Comprehensive understanding of the full AR cycle as well as the functional/departmental interdependencies across the entire OTC process

  • Strong understanding of period end close cycle, ability to understand accounting flows related to AR to ensure appropriate posting and reporting in our financial reports

  • Strong analytical skills, proficient with excel and skill set required to prepare detailed analytics.

  • Robust understanding of financial systems, preferably direct experience with Oracle

  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred

  • Experience with a biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical company strongly preferred

  • Experience in a multi-site, multi-function shared services environment a plus

Behavioral Competencies:

  • High degree of integrity with courage and commitment to do the right thing no matter what the situation; leader by example

  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills, willing to assist team in performance of day to day activities as needed to ensure goals and objectives of the department are achieved

  • High sense of urgency and commitment to delivering quality results

  • Strong customer service focus, with a drive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.

  • Strong problem-solving ability, balance of common sense and creativity

  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple work streams, remains calm and effective under pressure.

Education:

  • BA or BS in Accounting / Finance or equivalent work experience.

Experience:

  • 10+ years of Accounting / Finance / Accounts Receivable or equivalent work experience; Supervisory experience and experience with a biotechnology and/or pharmaceutical company strongly preferred.

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At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.