Manager, FP&A Manufacturing and Technical Development

November 08 2018
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Manager, FP&A Manufacturing and Technical Development

The Role:
Moderna is looking for a Manager FP&A to join a growing and dynamic Financial Planning and Analysis team.   Reporting to the Director of FP&A, this position will serve as a business partner to the - Manufacturing /Technical Development (TD) teams that support a growing portfolio of development candidates.   This position will partner with organizational leaders on operating budgets and forecasts, month-end close and reporting activities, capital planning, as well as other ad-hoc operational or strategic decision-making support.   The role will require significant interaction with key stakeholders in the Manufacturing/TD and Finance functions

Here's What You'll Do:

Financial Planning/Decision Analysis:

  • Assist with the development of annual budgets and reforecasts including quarterly trend analysis and consolidation of projections
  • Maintain a consolidated Manufacturing/TD headcount tracker and partner with HRBPs, Talent Acquisition and cost center managers to track and review changes, moves, hires and departures
  • Develop and maintain the process for monthly capital investment forecasting for Mfg/TD
  • Continuously identify and communicate all risks and opportunities against the existing forecast
  • Support the development of the long-range plan and other ad-hoc decision analysis (including but not limited to cost of supply, make vs buy assessments, resource modeling and space planning) as applicable
  • Support external partnerships/collaborations and ad-hoc requests for business development as needed


  • Update month end dashboards and other reports for headcount, operating expenses and capital.  Outline key insights or trends that require attention and enable budget owners to manage to established budgets
  • Prepare monthly / quarterly financial deliverables as needed

Ongoing Operational finance support:

  • Manage day-to-day purchase requisition approvals and resolve ad-hoc invoicing issues
  • Assist accounting operations team during month-end close with related spend/accruals for TD and select Manufacturing teams
  • Support the monthly Manufacturing/TD capital approval process by facilitating Capital Request submissions, variances to budget and tracking actual spend against approved projects
  • Suggest and drive process and system improvements

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:

  • BA/BS in accounting or finance required, MBA preferred
  • 2-4 years of FP&A experience; life sciences industry experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of cost accounting /COGS or COGM development preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details; ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • High degree of initiative and self-motivation
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills; highly proficient in Excel based modeling
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Experience with tier 1 ERP systems (e.g. SAP, Oracle) and planning and reporting tools preferred

Here's What We'll Bring to the Table:

  • Daily on-site catered lunches
  • Company-provided iPhone
  • Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass
  • Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave
  • 20 weeks 100% paid medical leave
  • Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to
  • 401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately
  • A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • Voluntary legal assistance plan
  • 15 days' vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays

Why join Moderna Therapeutics

We are pioneering a new class of medicines made of messenger RNA, or mRNA. The potential implications of using mRNA as a drug are significant and far-reaching. It could transform not only how certain diseases are treated but also how medicines are discovered, developed and manufactured - at a breadth, scale and speed not common in the biopharma industry. 

Since our founding in 2011, we have built the industry's leading mRNA technology platform, the infrastructure to accelerate drug discovery and speed early development, a rapidly expanding pipeline, and an unparalleled team. Our development pipeline includes development candidates for mRNA-based vaccines and therapies spanning several therapeutic areas, and we have multiple clinical trials already underway with other development candidates progressing toward the clinic. In addition, we have a number of discovery programs that are advancing toward the development stage. 

We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our company and how we are advancing the promise of mRNA science to improve health and impact lives around the world. 

Our Mission:
Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.


Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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