Requisition ID 2020-16472
Company B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings 1
Position Type Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Grade Executive Level 5
Shift Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
Overview About B. Braun
B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain
management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical
products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product
areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy
and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to
eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient,
clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is
headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group
of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional
Systems, Aesculap ® and CAPS ® .
Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than
61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise ®
philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with
customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues
of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun
Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com .
Responsibilities Position Summary:
The B. Braun Medical CFO is a key member of the leadership
team and plays a critical role ensuring this ~$2.1 billion revenues
business is continually evolving and changing to deliver success in
the future while delivering consistent financial results today. The
role provides strategic partnership to the B. Braun Medical in all
matters pertaining to business model evolution, acquisition of new
businesses, internal resource allocation, trade-offs and investment
choices, and determining the right level of financial return in
partnership with both the B. Braun Medical CEO and the global B.
Braun Group of Companies management team. The B. Braun Medical CFO
plays a critical part determining, driving and shaping business
strategy, ensuring effectiveness of the acquisition agenda,
determining and delivering annual targets and leading the finance
team by ensuring the business has the right capabilities to deliver
compliance with all financial and tax reporting obligations and to
consistently deliver results. The leader we seek is skilled at
engaging with high performing colleagues to support financial
discipline, continuous performance delivery, business planning, and
assessment of new business models, strategies and initiatives. S/he
will help drive quality top line growth by leveraging the global B.
Braun Group of Companies organization. The CFO will bring
strategic, operational finance expertise to provide financial
oversight for the continued growth of B. Braun Medical's business.
The candidate will need to be a resilient financial leader focused
on results and accountability, while utilizing exceptional
relationship building skills to forge global alliances across the
global organization. Critical qualities of the CFO include
exceptional collaboration and influencing skills, superior finance
acumen, a business partner attitude, strong communications skills,
a creative, inquisitive approach to delivering value, and people
Strategic Partner: Serve as a member of the executive leadership
team and key partner to the CEO and the management team in the
development of strategic plans; ensure the linkage of those plans
to annual budgets and forecasts. Foster high integrity and trusting
relationships with the board, leadership team, regulators, and
Operational Business Partner: Works closely with business
leaders to provide relevant and timely analysis, benchmarks and
business insights that inform business decisions and drive
profitable growth. In addition, provides transformational project
management support when needed.
Financial Planning & Analysis: Partner with business leaders to
develop operating plans. Develop and review financial forecasts
with senior management to ensure business performance is in line
with expectations to achieve the company’s strategic goals. Develop
and manage performance dashboards, including measures and metrics
to monitor and analyze business. Provide financial and business
decision leadership support for both ongoing business and the
development of new growth opportunities. Ensure local risk
management strategies compliant with local and group policies.
M&A/Business Development: Support the evaluation of M&A
and other business development opportunities, including due
diligence, negotiation/execution of transactions, and integration
of acquired businesses.
Accounting/Controls/Financial Reporting: Strong financial
management and reporting. Implement financial policies, plans, and
procedures in line with the group’s global strategy and business
objectives. Supervise the preparation of timely and accurate
financial reports including tax filings, and analysis of
variance and cash flow to the strictest standards of accounting
and the law. Ensure the fiscal integrity of the company’s business
including all subsidiaries and intercompany business relations
through the enhancement and management of accounting systems and
controls in accordance with IFRS accounting standards. Manage the
relationship with the company’s external auditors and oversee the
internal audit function. Liaise closely with Global finance
functions, e.g., Accounting, Treasury, Tax, and Controlling to
align procedures with global guidelines.
Information Technology: Serve as a key enabler of B. Braun’s
business strategy by leading an effective IT team and governance
process. Elevate the technology and digital discussion by playing a
leading role in the execution of B. Braun’s strategy, serving as a
champion of technology innovation, transformation, and
digitization. Lead the enhancement of the technology and digital
strategy roadmap and ensure its integration with the overall B.
Braun strategic plan.
Digitalization: Support global digitalization by participating
in key global initiatives on digitalization that will result in
streamlined and harmonized processes across the Group.
Key Stakeholder & Customer Focus: E ffective relationships with
key customers, investors, key opinion leaders, alliance partners,
payers, patient organizations and the financial community to
identify and align strategy priorities and achieve business
Team leadership: Recruit, develop, motivate and retain a highly
effective finance team capable of working closely alongside
corporate and business unit leadership teams to help drive results.
Develop the next generation of finance talent for the
Partner effectively with the senior leadership team to build the
business and drive continued growth, profitability and commercial
Drive an even greater level of financial sophistication
throughout the operations with respect to operating finance,
budgets, planning/analysis and performance metrics.
Guide investment choices for B. Braun Medical Inc.
Expertise: Knowledge & Skills
Senior finance experience
Ideally 15+ years in finance roles with increasing
responsibility including a divisional/regional CFO role in a medium
or large sized company.
Experience in a global manufacturing business is required; life
sciences experience is desirable but not required.
Global perspective and multi-cultural fluency are desirable.
Qualifications Expertise: Qualifications -
Strong academic credentials, including an undergraduate degree
in finance, accounting or business administration.
A CPA or MBA.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently
is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and
arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes
healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more
about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing
of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at
Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes
best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products
Other Critial Leadership Capabilites
Explains specifically how changes in competitors, clients, and
market segments affect own business or institution.
Translates broad corporate strategies into clear, specific
objectives and plans for units and individuals.
Creates plans that address specific segments or contrasts local
market with other locations or segments.
Thinks 2-3 years ahead.
Collaborating and Influencing
Negotiates with a genuine give-and-take approach, where both act
as true peers and decisions are shared.
Spends time identifying all stakeholders necessary and meets or
connects with all of them, neglecting no one to shape a collective
Identifies opportunities to build relationships that will help
others achieve their objectives and reaches out to those people or
Enables higher performance by incrementally improving approaches
based on calculated risks and benefits.
Benchmarks own performance against industry best practices.
Proactively seeks to improve processes and implement best in
class solutions, raising quality and productivity in a calculated
Identifies new processes and/or systems to improve productivity
and/or make the business more efficient.
The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the
types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To
perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill,
and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add,
modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different
positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or
up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of
force constantly to move objects.
Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:
Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Stand
Occasionally:Climbing stairs/ladders, Push/pull, Reaching upward
and downward, Standing, Walking
Frequently:Finger feeling, Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction,
loud (hearing protection required), Seeing - depth perception,
color vision, field of vision/peripheral, Sitting , Talking -
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
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