Senior Director, R&D Finance

Randstad USA
November 23, 2021
Menlo Park, CA
Job Type


job summary:

Global biotech/oncology company is looking for a Senior Director of R&D Finance.

The Director, R & D Finance will serve as a key member of the R&D leadership team, contributing to overall financial management of Discovery, Early Phase R&D, and late Phase R&D, and provide leadership over Business Planning, Trial Forecasting, Project Finance Support, and Functional Finance management.

This individual will manage 4 direct reports, provide Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and decision support analytics to members of the Sr. R&D Leadership Team, and oversee the annual budget and quarterly forecasts. This individual will also provide oversight to month end accounting close activities for all R&D functions

This is a high impact role requiring strong financial and management skills, decision support analysis, ability to shape and influence strategic investment decisions and ability to multi-task. This individual will be a key strategic leader with opportunities for visibility and influence with Senior R&D leaders.


location: Menlo Park, California

job type: Permanent

salary: $220,000 - 250,000 per year

work hours: 9 to 6

education: Associate's degree

experience: 10 Years




This role will be an integral part of the Research and Clinical Development Leadership teams providing ongoing financial support and dotted line reporting to Present/EVP level R&D Leadership to help drive decision making. This includes aligning financial investment with overall functional and R&D strategy.

Budgeting and Forecasting - this role will work with internal stakeholders and lead their team to create a robust annual budget and quarterly forecasting. This includes identifying drivers of variances and recommended areas for opportunities with investment. Additionally, this role will partner with the leadership teams to prioritize and eliminate spend to achieve financial targets and drive financial discipline.

R&D Program Finance Support - this role will be responsible for working with R&D organization to provide robust decision support analysis (eNPV analysis) for all clinical program investment decisions, and play an integral role in Long Range Plan for R&D programs

Clinical Trials - this role will be responsible for ensuring that clinical trials are supported from a forecasting and governance perspective. This includes making sure the programs are staffed appropriately, and that all studies have gained approval from the appropriate governance committees prior to committing spend.




BS degree

10 years of related experience


skills: Analysis - Brand/Market

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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