Pharmaceutical Finance Director, UK (London)

Pharmaceutical Finance Director, UK (London)

Job Title: Pharmaceutical Finance Director, UK (London)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £110000 - £120000 per annum, Benefits: Significant employee engagement and well-being initiatives, flexi-time, social fund, personal development fund and more...
Start Date: 2020-01-07
Reference: V-46022
Contact Name: Steve Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2020 17:26

Job Description

In parallel with consistent steady growth, a recently increased effort to in-license further rare disease products and the company’s previous Finance Director receiving a promotion to FD – Europe since starting with the company 2 years ago; this highly efficient, people-led, SME Pharma company (50 headcount), have opened up the opportunity for a brand new, outgoing Finance Director to join their UK Leadership team.

This position would only be suitable for a highly dynamic yet technically astute person that thrives on the rewards of an ever-varying senior level finance role across strategic, technical, operational and managerial responsibilities within a smaller business.

This person will be a core member of the UK Executive Committee, able to think strategically about the “big picture" impacts of financial decisions whilst also roll up their sleeves and deeply embed themselves in the highly unified company culture at all levels.   

Key information

  • Member of the UK Executive Committee alongside the Managing Director, Commercial Director and Compliance Director
  • £20m direct turnover with a total of £85m turnover considerations (due to commercial collaboration with major pharma)
  • Reporting to popular MD with 8 years’ experience in the business
  • Extremely low staff turnover
  • Priority emphasis on employee engagement and wellbeing;
    • Company’s Hiring Manager’s primary focus is on their employee’s emotional wellbeing and motivational engagement (The HM for this role have never before seen this level of pro-active engagement compared to other companies he has worked at)
    • Proactive enrolment and involvement in a “best companies” survey now in its 4th year. They scored 1 star this year which = very good levels of employee engagement. Additional work now underway to consistently improve year on year
    • Personal development budget of £160k for 2020 to support each employee’s personal development plans for the year. Also recently spent £80k on a 10-day KAM training program, taking the entire team out of the field during this time to focus exclusively on personal development.
    • Social fund for many team activities such as;
      • Regular money behind the bar
      • Vegas night (casino night, meal and drinks)
      • Clay pigeon shooting
      • Theatre
      • London dungeons
      • Gin Distillery visit etc.
  • Flexi-time (10-3pm - core hours)
  • On the spot reward and recognition
  • “chilli bottles” provided to encourage employees to drink more water
  • George Foreman grills introduced to the kitchen
  • Wellbeing expert visits
  • Free fruit
  • New coffee machine with every type of combination you could ever need
  • Fitness trackers recently given to staff with ongoing global corporate challenge to do the most steps
  • Lots of development potential – The Managing Director’s last 3 roles were created for him. If someone is really involved and interested in the company, they are happy and motivated about their work and where things are going, they will always get support to consider different avenues and things that interest them in the business
  • Innovation actively encouraged - Lots of projects going on internally that people can get involved with that have been born out of people’s own ideas and supported and promoted by the business to progress with

Key requirements


  • Outgoing personality, willing to engage at all levels
  • Qualified accountant - strong in commercial management accounting as well as statutory side
  • Pharma background (additional supply chain a bonus but not essential)
  • Leadership – team of 4

Due to the nature of this company and position, and as expected, there is already a high level of interest from candidates in Next Phase’s immediate network, so if this is something that has aroused great interest, and you believe you are a suitable consideration for this position, it is advisable to make contact immediately.

Best of luck!