Financial Planning and Controlling Manager

Takeda Pharmaceutical

With around 30,000 people working in approximately 70 countries we are a truly global partner for better health. By always putting people first, we empower employees so everyone can develop to his or her full potential.
Takeda Turkey operates since 2009 in Turkey; we are providing better health to patients in different therapeutic areas which are Oncology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes, Respiratory and Pain.

We are currently looking for a "Financial Planning and Controlling Manager" to join our Finance Team located in our Istanbul office. The position will be reporting to Finance Manager directly.

Key Objectives:
  • Provide robust and insightful decision support to Business and Finance Management stakeholders to enable delivery of financial objectives both operational and strategic
  • Pro-actively work with the Management team to identify business risks and opportunities, find pragmatic approaches to challenges, and implement gap closing actions
  • Ensure financial transparency and disclosure of risks

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain a Business Performance tracking framework including key KPI’s and core financial reports such as P&L, Stock in Trade, NWC (Net Working Capital)
  • Drive P&L management with focus on accurate Sales Forecasting, cost control and resource allocation
  • Run the Planning and Forecasting processes in coordination with key stakeholders to deliver consistent, ambitious and reliable plans
  • Challenge and investigate financial results with the objective of identifying performance gaps, checking progress towards budget achievement and recommending gap closing actions
  • Engage with Business Stakeholders, with the objective to build insight into key business drivers and tactics, to identify opportunities and support solid business case preparation
  • Prepare monthly management reports together with qualitative performance insights
  • Pro-actively review and assess Business Performance Reporting landscape, driving changes and enhancement recommendations
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure proper compliance with all regulations
  • Design and implement a control framework to make sure the business operates in a controlled manner
  • Design new controls to existing and future processes; assess control effectiveness and develop recommendations to strengthen internal controls and improve operational efficiency
  • Maintain accurate and complete control documentation including, but is not limited to, control descriptions, process flowcharts depicting controls and systems in scope, test attributes to evaluate effectiveness and design of controls, process narratives
  • Develop an Annual Testing Cycle/Plan
  • Execute control testing procedures on a quarterly basis, and on as needed basis to assess and validate any open remediation efforts · Ensure processes and controls documentation is up to date.
  • Develop necessary internal control best practices and reference tools
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements maintaining the highest quality, reliability and accuracy and ensure compliance with IFRS and corporate guidance.
  • Develop and maintain the integrity of the financial reporting process and financial controls.
  • Coordinate, develop and update written policies and procedures over the financial reporting process.
  • Ensure adherence to company policy, internal controls, internal & external audit


  • Degree in Business Administration, industrial engineering or related areas is required
  • 3 years’ of Big4 experience and  3 - 4 years’ of relevant work experience of financial reporting (IFRS) and business controlling is a plus
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Advanced knowledge in MS Office tools
  • SAP knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent written and spoken Turkish and English
  • Male candidates should have completed their military service obligation
  • High quality and timely delivery of financial actual, budget and accuracy of forecasts
  • Ability to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, and communicate effectively
  • MENTAL AGILITY: Finds solutions to tough problems
  • RESULTS AGILITY: Delivers results even in complexity and ambiguity situations
  • PEOPLE AGILITY: Can work easily with a diversity of people
  • CHANGE AGILITY: Challenges the status-quo, develops new ideas to get better results, enjoys leading change efforts
  • SELF-AWARENESS: Clearly understands personal strengths and weaknesses, actively seeks feedback, sensitive of impact on others. High level of “Learning Agility”

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