Sage Therapeutics FP&A - Senior Analyst Business Support in Cambridge, Massachusetts

General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful and highly motivated finance professional to contribute to the development of a leading Program and Corporate FP&A capability. The primary objective for this individual is to partner with Program Management and other key stakeholders to provide financial support for multiple therapeutic Development Teams. This position will play a significant role in supporting FP&A’s budgeting, forecasting and management reporting processes. The right candidate will also have a strong desire to contribute beyond this primary responsibility, contributing to financial analysis across an array of FP&A initiatives.

Roles and Responsibilities

Program FP&A

  • Partner with Program leadership to develop and maintain strong financial management and analytical support for Program Development Teams

  • Proactively identify and communicate financial risks and opportunities versus current plans

  • Actively collaborate with Functional FP&A peers to ensure appropriate communication and issue resolution through the Functional lines

  • Play a key role in driving planning exercises with in-depth knowledge of Development Team activities and timelines

  • Maintain and improve monthly reporting of Program financial performance Long Range Planning (LRP)

  • Coordinate with LRP/BD Manager to ensure alignment of LRP assumptions with team plans and help facilitate appropriate vetting of LRP scenarios

  • Collaborate on portfolio scenarios, which drive long range analytics and product valuations

Corporate FP&A

  • Collaborate across Finance, Accounting and Admin Functions to drive cross-company analytics (e.g., headcount and benefits costing, space planning, etc.)

  • Hands-on participation in the development and refinement of materials, which support Board Meetings, earnings calls and other corporate deliverables

  • Drive industry analysis

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills. A proven ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way, orchestrate plans to resolve issues and translate strategy into action.

  • BS in Business or Finance

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Experience within a drug development company

  • Experience with Oracle and Hyperion Financial Planning a plus

  • Strong commitment to the team dynamic and the importance of customer service

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Comfortable collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders at all levels of an organization

  • Must possess creativity and intellectual curiosity while maintaining attention to detail

  • Committed to continuous improvement and working smart

  • Superior analytical agility: grasp complex issues and perform detailed hands-on analysis while maintaining the ability to zoom out and think strategically

  • Demonstrated success as a business partner within project-oriented organizations

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage

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