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Finance Business Partner - Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Department: Finance Leadership

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

About the role 

Reporting to Director of FP&A –Manufacturing, Innovation & Supply Chain, the Finance Business Partner for Manufacturing & Supply Chain who will be based in our Boston office, will play a key role in supporting the Manufacturing and supply chain functions globally,  and partnering with the key stakeholders/leaders through monthly business performance review and by providing value added analysis to aid decision making.


This role will be responsible for ensuring delivery of accurate and timely budgets and forecasts.


Roles & responsibilities:

  • Deliver business performance management, business decision support, and provide input into strategy and planning for Manufacturing and Supply Chain by partnering with the SVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain and VP’s of the cost centres within this function (including global facilitiesDeliver on revenue expectations for catalog sales

  • Provide senior global Manufacturing and Supply Chain leadership with value added analysis in order to support both operational and strategic decision making – looking at the risks and opportunities and providing alternative ideas and corrective action planning.

  • Provide monthly budget/forecast variance analysis to Group Manufacturing and supply chain functions as well for any strategic Programmes which sit in this group process and work toward building relationships

  • Support Manufacturing and supply chain with Business case analysis and detailed return on investment for Group Manufacturing and supply chain activities, strategic programmes, and Capital investment, including those relating to facilities

  • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of budget and forecast building across Group Manufacturing and supply chain functions and strategic programmes, in line with timeframes as laid out by Head of PlanningRecommend complementary products and cross-sell

  • Develop dynamic reports and analysis to support long term planning

  • Ensure that correct financial procedures are maintained and adhered to

  • Ad hoc analysis and modelling as required



-           Accounting degree essential, CPA desirable

-           Advance excel and financial modelling

-           Knowledge of Oracle finance systems preferable

About You/Essential requirements

  • Demonstrates good all-round knowledge of accounting standards and practices

  • Display excellent knowledge of systems and data
  • Works comfortably within a global team, proactively reaching out to the business and colleagues in order to find solutions and deliver outcomes

  • Builds strong relationships and displays a tangible understanding of stakeholder needs, behaviours and challenges through excellent communication skills

  • Is approachable and responsive, seen as a partner and trusted advisor
  • Demonstrates ability to spot opportunities built on a strong appreciation of the business, considering the impact on other functional teams

  • Shows rigour of analysis and deep understanding of the function to identify underlying business drivers and forward looking business analysis


About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development.

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.