Senior Finance Manager, Gene Therapy Manufacturing US

Req ID #:  222044

US Rockville, MD, US, 20850

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

The Sr. Financial Manager is the main finance leader, supporting the site’s General Manager and their leadership team. Through collaborating and influencing stakeholders across the business and all the finance Centers of Excellence, this role ensures profitable growth and value creation for the Gene Therapy Manufacturing business in the US.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supporting decision making at the site leadership, ensuring financial targets are met while driving profitable value creating growth.
  • Developing and managing accurate monthly forecasting, annual budget preparation, and long-range financial plan; assuming full accounting budgetary responsibility for assigned business.
  • Preparing analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financial results for business reviews, management reporting, budgeting and strategic planning.
  • In partnership with the Inventory COE, develop costing and inventory analytics aiming to drive decision making to improve margin.
  • Develop commercial analytics, such as customer performance, service line profitability and price/volume/mix. Partner with the commercial team to create analytics on the commercial pipeline aiming to ensure quarterly and yearly targets are met.
  • Educating internal leaders on budget management to support good understanding of their accountability and ownership.
  • Understanding ROI & payback associated with all material capital expenditures.  Optimizing free cash, overseeing capital expenditure programs and projects (e.g., comprehensive Capital Expenditure Requisition (CER) review, tracking assigned CERs and resolving budgetary discrepancies).  Accurately forecasting capital expenditures.
  • Working with Corporate Accounting COEs, Tax, and Internal Audit staff, ensuring company's adherence to corporate governance standards (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley), pertinent regulatory requirements and accounting policies, practices and procedures.
  • Participate actively in the Global Manufacturing Finance Leadership team, to promote an environment of strong engagement, transparent communication, accountability, and talent development.
  • Collaborating across sites, businesses,  and Charles River affiliates to identify and leverage best practices
  • Supporting the Company’s policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions
  • Performing all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent business or science degree
  • Experience: 8-10 years related experience and training. Experience in Life Science industry and/or manufacturing preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent analytical skills with recommendations grounded in data.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.

Work Environment:

  • General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Travel to Rockville, MD required on a monthly basis.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $140,000/yr. - $170,000/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected]. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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