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J&J Family of Companies Sr. Finance Director – FP&A, Global Process Office in New Brunswick, New Jersey

J&J Financial Solutions and Technology (FST) is recruiting for a Sr. Director, FP&A GPO to lead the development and governance of global processes for financial planning and analysis. In addition, this role will serve as the key lead for managing the Planning and Forecasting deliverables within the EPM program. The preferred location for this role is New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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The Sr. Director, FP&A GPO will lead the development of global standard processes in the future-state planning solution. This individual will be a critical member of the Global EPM leadership team. The individual will be responsible for the simplification and standardization of planning processes, via enabling EPM technology enhancements, that will drive efficiencies across planning cycles. A few examples of critical deliverables include: rolling forecast implementation, integrated and connected planning, integration of statistical modeling, simplification of management reviews, optimization of the financial planning calendar.

The individual needs to have a broad understanding of the J&J Operating Model as it is critical that this individual approach the role with an Enterprise mindset. Extensive knowledge of financial forecasting processes is required as the projects being led by this role and new initiatives proposed, will impact all finance employees globally who are engaged in financial planning and analysis.

This role collaborates with a global network of finance professionals to design, deploy, and govern global FP&A processes. This individual helps drive business technology alignment, consistent process deployment and adoption, rigorous process documentation, KPI measurement, and performance management in areas including budgeting and forecasting, financial planning, working capital management, strategic insight, and decision support.

Will lead all aspects of a team of 2-4 direct reports. Each member of the team will be responsible for leading / facilitating global process design across all organization (e.g. Global Process Design team, EPM PMO, Change Management and Comms, etc.). The Sr. director is responsible for providing strong talent development and people leadership. The Sr. director must promote a work environment that fosters diverse perspectives, backgrounds and talent to generate innovative ideas. Engage in transparent and constructive conversation, enabling a high performing team and strong collaboration among workgroups.

Key Responsibilities:

EPM Program Responsibilities

  • Execute program deliverables in alignment with Integrated Planning project plan

  • Active leadership role in EPM program governance (e.g. status updates, resource planning, integrated plan)

  • Work closely with internal, cross-functional stakeholders (BPO, TPO, and PMO) to drive continuous improvement and corrective actions in instances of process breakdowns.

  • Ensure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and governance processes are in place to drive adherence to global standards.

Planning and Forecasting Detailed Design Responsibilities

  • Execution of Planning scope that spans across the Planning Design workstreams (Commercial, Supply Chain, OpEx, R&D) as outlined in the EPM Conceptual Design Document and the EPM Scoping Framework.

  • Automated aggregation and linkage of Balance Sheet, P&L, and Cash Flow statements

  • Globally standard planning calendar and level of detail

  • Standard allocation and apportionment processes

  • Availability of transactional, functional, legal entity, and enterprise reported currency types

  • Cross-module integration with frequent data feeds

  • Additional program responsibilities:

  • Ensure alignment with Central Finance, Close Consolidation & External Reporting and Reporting and Analytics on Finance Architecture (ensure consistency across Common Information Model)

  • Implementation of a rolling forecast approach to underpin the planning process, creating a consistent repeatable process that proactively identifies longer term events that may impact business performance

  • Development, optimization and execution of future-state financial planning calendar with focus on minimizing management reviews to drive efficiencies in planning cycle time

  • Drive standardized, integrated and connected planning and reporting capabilities

  • Drive streamlined coordination across sectors, geographies, and functions

  • Partner with Reporting, CFIN and CCER teams to ensure utilization of single source of truth that provides accurate data to downstream processes

  • Implement use of predictive modeling to simplify the efforts to develop and analyze a baseline forecast at the start of each quarterly cycle

  • Simplification and standardization of planning processes, via enabling EPM technology enhancements, that will drive efficiencies across planning cycles

  • Utilization of strong governance to drive consistency and improve control of the planning processes including adherence to overall cycle times and timing of management reviews

Relationship Management and Collaboration

  • Active collaboration with future-state EPM tool Product Owner and technical team to ensure technical builds meet process design specifications

  • Partner with change management, comms and training to ensure global process changes are adhered to and adopted by the broader organization

  • Partner with reporting and analytics and human centered design teams to ensure process enhancements are delivered in end-user-centric manner

  • Effectively partner across the EPM workstreams to ensure consistency of design and approach

Other Responsibilities

  • Supports ad hoc requests / projects

  • Supports continuous improvement activities

  • Leads training and communications sessions across broader finance organization

  • Supports onboarding of new EPM team members

  • Perform performance management activities

  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed

  • Develop, maintain, and deploy FP&A process documentation


Education: Preferred qualifications or certifications include

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in Finance or Accounting

  • Advanced degrees such as a CPA, CMA or MBA/Master’s and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred

Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 12 years’ experience required

  • Prior people management experience and passion for people development and talent management is required

  • Experience designing, developing, implementing, and managing standardized operational finance processes within a global organization is required.

  • The ability to partner with, influence and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, including senior management is required

  • Ability to work in ambiguous situations, proactively identifying and mitigating process risks within a cross-functional, global organization and effectively lead and govern decision-making bodies is required.

  • Strong conflict management, communication and framing skills along with proven interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills are required.

  • Ability to leverage technology to effectively work in a Global role is required

  • Planning/prioritization/project management skills are critical to success

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office are required

  • The preferred location for this role is New Brunswick, New Jersey. The role can be based in other on-site J&J locations in New Jersey, but the individual will need to be in New Brunswick, NJ several times a week.

  • The role may require up to 10% domestic and/or international travel.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-One Johnson & Johnson Plaza


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