Senior Director Product Supply Controller

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 4-Dec-2018

Ref#: CH-FER-0107 / R000808 - SMP

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for an:

                Senior Director, Product Supply Controller

Your mission:

As a member of the Product Supply Leadership team, reporting to the Chief Production Officer, you will be responsible of the integrity of the financial data, their alignment with IFRS and with Group instructions, their compliance with fiscal and other relevant external and internal regulations in line with Group strategies for a number of corporate legal entities.
You will ensure the protection of the Group assets by identifying financial risks, recommending and ensuring the implementation of mitigation measures, particularly in view of ensuring a sustained optimization of the production costs.
You will be in charge of the efficient management of all controlling activities for the Product Supply organization, providing support and advice to the Product Supply Leadership team with effective financial performance analyses of the manufacturing operations, projects and investments.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Product Supply Controlling - Financial performance and assessment 
  • Integrity of financial data and compliance
  • Protection of Group assets - recommendation & implementation of sustained optimization of production costs
  • Planning and Budgeting processes
  • Management of the information flow between Product Supply and Group Finance for all Finance relevant matters
  • Overall management of the Product Supply Finance & Controlling organization 

Required Education/ Qualifications/Skills:

  • Degree in Business Management / CPA degree or equivalent / Engineering degree with an additional financial degree
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience at senior level positions in a multinational environment, preferable in the pharmaceutical industry 
  • Experience in Production cost accounting
  • Outstanding English communication skills, ability to handle cross-cultural and cross-functional communications with efficiency
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills 
  • Capacity to interact and influence at executive level
  • Strong people management skills
  • Hands on approach. Strong appetite for multitasking /dealing with complex situations 
  • Demonstrated leadership for complex problem resolution

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