Rotational Development Program - Finance - Sr Specialist Job

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POST DATE 9/19/2017
END DATE 12/16/2017

Novo Nordisk Plainsboro, NJ

Plainsboro, NJ
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Requisition ID 50133BR
Title Rotational Development Program - Finance - Sr Specialist
Job Category Finance
Job Description Purpose:

The Rotational Development Program (RDP)- Finance track is a two year program that provides a multi-disciplinary learning and development opportunity designed to provide the Sr. Specialist with both depth and breadth of knowledge and practical experience in corporate finance and the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout the program the Sr. Specialist will have the opportunity to interact with and present to senior level management. The purpose of the position is to provide a graduate the opportunity to complete 2 rotations at Novo Nordisk Inc. finance in the US and one international finance rotation. The US rotations will take place in the Novo Nordisk Inc. Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team and in the Novo Nordisk Inc. Treasury group.

In FP&A the individual will participate in the target setting/forecast process for Novo Nordisk Inc. financial goals, engage with non-finance stakeholders in budget tracking and spend management, and perform the monthly financial closing process for assigned areas. The individual will regularly update management as to current status vs. target and future expectations for responsibility areas through participation in the monthly closing meeting, regular meetings with stakeholders, and participation in the Novo Nordisk Inc. forecasting process.

In Treasury the individual will focus on cash flow forecasting for the Novo Nordisk US entities, the calculation and repatriation of the Novo Nordisk Inc. annual dividend to Denmark, international transfer pricing, securing adequate funding and capital availability within the US, and other ad hoc finance projects.

The International rotation will provide the incumbent a unique opportunity to gain valuable international work experience within the Finance organization of one of our international affiliates or in Bagsv rd, Denmark.


The individual will report to the rotational manager within the specified department with program oversight by the RDP executive sponsor. The individual will work closely with other members of that department and may directly support VPs or Senior Directors on select assignment as well as key stakeholders in other functional areas. Associates are encouraged to build and sustain a network of Plainsboro and global colleagues to foster organizational understanding and visibility to future prospects.

External relationships include those with professional organizations and professional services vendors (e.g., ad agencies, consulting firms). Seeks mentoring from his/her manager for each rotation across the lifecycle of the program. The mentoring relationship is intended to supplement effective coaching, development and performance enhancement we expect from all managers in the organization.

Essential Functions:

The Sr. Specialist will be expected to exhibit a process improvement mindset, contribute to the development and improvement of the assigned department in respect to processes, procedures, policies and internal/external compliance requirements. While also ensuring completion and timely execution of all assignments by the Program Manager and/or Rotation Manager in line with annual plan of the organization.

The individual will learn and develop throughout the program, with a focus on gaining an overview of the Novo Nordisk organization (including general knowledge of the business, the products, the customers, and the competitors); particularly of the Novo Nordisk Inc. Finance organization and developing an understanding of the pharmaceutical industry in which Novo Nordisk operates.

Responsibilities will also include ensuring adherence to prescribed internal controls and documenting such adherence, as necessary, in conjunction with Sarbanes-Oxley or other compliance requirements is essential to this position. In addition, effectively analyzing and interpreting data in order to clearly communicate operational performance trends, future outlook, and any resulting implications, required key actions, and/or strategic implications. The individual will complete and transmit monthly financial statement reports, analytics, and commentary to local and HQ management. And will also be responsible for mastering and becoming an expert in various financial systems such as Business Warehouse, Global Financial Planning, SAP R/3 and ESSBASE, as required.

Additionally, an understanding of the Novo Nordisk Way with a focus on individual contribution to the Triple Bottom Line and incorporating these ideals into all actions and decision-making processes.

Physical Requirements:

Approximately 5% overnight travel, ability to relocate internationally for a 6-month period.

* A recent (i.e., within last 18 months) MBA, MS, or MA degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Undergraduate/Graduate Finance, Accounting or Economics concentrations preferred
* Ability to assist in leading a project in the development and implementation of processes and programs.
* Ability to function in a project leadership role.
* Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and a variety of additional technology applications (e.g., SAP).
* Proven leadership skills with a track record of success and the ability to demonstrate initiative and think creatively.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong project management skills.
* The ability to adapt to new marketplaces and environments as dictated by the business.
* Three years of experience in a business environment, including internships.

Position Location US - Plainsboro, NJ
City Plainsboro
State/Provinces US - NJ
Job/Position Country US

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That's why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It's all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you ll feel a difference right from the start. It s a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

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