Oncology FP&A lead

Job title : Oncology FP&A lead
Location : Tokyo
Job type : 正社員
Discipline 経理・財務・会計
Salary : 13,000,000 - 18,000,000
Contact : 若泉久翔
Call : 若泉久翔
Email : email 若泉久翔
Reference : JOB_006618[324]

One of the leading US pharmaceutical companies in Tokyo is looking for FP&A Manager!


Title : Oncology FP&A Lead

Reports to : Head of FP&A (interim: Head of Finance)

Manages : 1 staff


Act as a leader

  • High standards of integrity, business ethics and compliance with SOX, Corporate Policies and local laws

  • Actively seeks and embraces opportunities to enhance productivity, results and service level

  • Leads the Oncology FP&A function partnering with Commercial/Other teams to provide timely decision support analysis and assist in influencing business decisions

  • Partners closely with alliance management on governing and influencing alliance partnership related to near-term and strategic efforts

  • Engages in activities for self-development; engages, energizes and develops team members

  • Enable the Oncology team’s objectives through understanding the Oncology market, business, and strategic imperatives

  • Serve as a business partner to the Oncology business unit, which includes being an active member on Oncology leadership meetings, collaborating/co-leading BU projects, and supporting Oncology strategy


Areas of competence (i.e. skills and abilities)

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Written and oral presentation skills - fluent in both Japan and English

  • Effective work with diverse people establishing strong working relationships with business partners

  • Intellectual and emotional capability and commitment

  • Business and team orientation, confidence and decisiveness within the defined parameters of the position

  • Priority setting and discipline to meet required deadlines managing multiple demands

  • Work process improvement and focus on service level

  • Monitoring of internal control mechanisms to minimize risks

  • Independent, dynamic, proactive, energetic, flexible



  • Insightful analysis of business performance, resource allocation and profit planning

  • Partnership with the Commercial teams to provide overall brand support and support business decisions

  • Anticipation of risks and opportunities and proposal for timely remediation

  • Monthly closing processes and management of financial reporting accurately and in a timely manner

  • Ambitious and realistic financial planning processes (budget and projections)

  • Enhancement of awareness and adherence to local procedures (SOPs) and corporate policies

  • Identification and implementation of innovative process improvements

  • Adherence to corporate Global pricing guidelines

  • Support to Internal Audits as needed


Developmental Value

  • Manage FP&A in a leading Biopharma company Influencing business decisions / financial results

  • Manage Alliance partners to develop and execute an collective strategy

  • Enhance leadership skills with direct reports and matrix organization

  • Enhance knowledge of Oncology market and launch readiness efforts

  • Partner with senior market leaders, including Oncology BU Director, Oncology Marketing/Indication leads, other Key Stakeholders


Key Stakeholders/Contacts









Core Competencies:

  • Analytical skills to identify the best scenarios and recommendations for the Company

  • Capability to develop international project management skills

  • Potential to handle several projects in parallel

  • Ability to develop successful business partnerships

  • Translates broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans

  • Develops contingency plans and meets challenges necessary to execute business and action plans


Background and skills required

  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in Finance with part/all of that experience in Financial Planning (required)

  • Experience managing a team (required)

  • Experience with Pharma industry (required)

  • Experience with Oncology market (highly preferred)

  • Experience working in a Multi-National company (preferred)

  • Written and oral presentation skills - fluent in both Japan and English (required)

  • Qualification in the “Areas of Competence” listed above (Highly preferred)

  • Degree in accounting, economics or business related career (required)

  • Proven track record in financial planning and analysis (or equivalent) and in leadership positions (highly preferred)

  • Good command of accounting and understanding of internal controls (required)

  • MBA/CPA (or equivalent), internal/external audit, USGAAP/IFRS and SAP knowledge are a plus (required)

  • Strong power point and excel skills (highly preferred)

  • Corporate Values: Accountability, Urgency, Passion, Innovation, Integrity, and Inclusion (required)