Business Finance Director Product Supply

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

Accounting & Finance, Product
2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Are you passionate about stakeholder management and building bridge between Finance and the rest of the organization? Do you have experience within FP&A/Business Finance partnering for a Product Supply function?

If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma as our new Business Finance Director.

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, and the United States.

We are applying our TransCon technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by our core values of patients, science, and passion, we use our TransCon® drug development platform to fulfill our mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies to address unmet medical needs. Today, we have a growing pipeline of prodrug therapies in development, each designed to be a best-in-class therapy.

We are seeking a passionate Business Finance Director to join our journey of becoming a profitable Biopharma company. As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma team, you will play a crucial role in the continued evolution of business partnering combining your financial skills with business insights. You will be in the front line of the interaction with the organization as a trusted partner for Product Supply & Quality and other functions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results.

You will be joining the Business Finance team consisting of 6 colleagues in Denmark and US, and report directly to Jacob Nielsen, Head of Business Finance, who is based in Hellerup, Denmark. You will be based in the Hellerup office.

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Support senior management with financial analysis and recommendations.
  • Continue to enhance the Forecasting approach under the Beyond Budgeting framework.
  • Sales & Operational Planning – Support identifying issues and analysis S&OP scenarios to ensure we have the right balance of Supply and Demand.
  • COGS improvements projects
  • Involvement in financial aspects of partnership agreements

Qualifications and Skills:

You hold a relevant academic degree – preferably a Master’s degree of Finance or Economics – and 10+ years of Business Finance experience within the Pharmaceutical, Bioscience or similar industry.

Furthermore, you have:

  • Strong Project Management and Stakeholder Management skills and with the ability to drive changes & impact key stakeholders at senior level.
  • Strong financial acumen and analytical skills, with the ability to translate financial insight into actionable recommendations.
  • Solid experience with financials for production and supply chain
  • Strong financial modeling capabilities.
  • Skillful with Financial Systems, PowerBI and generating robust analysis.

Key competencies:

You are a strong team player, analytical, and have a can-do attitude.

You possess an entrepreneurial mindset and can thrive in an informal, open environment where innovation and change are key.

To succeed in this role, we expect you to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with multiple functional areas in a collaborative, team environment. Furthermore we expect the right candidate to master the discipline of balancing; at one moment presenting for and interacting with top management, and the next moment being hands-on and detailed level.

Travel: Around 10 days per year.

Office: Hellerup, Denmark.

Apply now.

Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.

All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.

For more details about the position or the company, please contact Jacob Nielsen, Head of Business Finance on or visit out website