Highly motivated finance professional with a combined 13 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. Background in manufacturing finance, cost accounting, income statement analysis, planning and reporting, and discounted cash flow evaluations. Detail-oriented and analytical with proven project management and asset integration experience.
Advanced financial analysis
Budget analysis expert
Financial and operational reporting
Excellent communication skills
Strategic financial planning
Associate Director of Finance, 01/2014 to Current Merck & Co Inc – West Point, Pennsylvania, United States
Perform new product sourcing and supply chain network change evaluations to optimize manufacturing network/capacity, cost, and tax benefits.
Financial modeling of discounted cash flows (make vs.
Provide financial support to value chain management organization with the focus on improving the cost of manufacturing and distribution and lowering inventory and working capital.
Following a medium size acquisition, lead divisional planning and reporting integration.
Associate Director of Finance - Evaluation & Analysis, 01/2013 to 01/2014 Merck & Co Inc – West Point, Pennsylvania, United States
Provided financial support for licensing, acquisition/divestiture, and business development opportunities.
Opine on term sheets and supply agreements, participate in negotiations, business case development, and transition to alliance management.
Provided financial planning and contract execution support for emerging market contract manufacturers & joint ventures.
Associate Director, 01/2012 to 01/2013 Merck & Co Inc – Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Emerging Markets Manufacturing Provided financial support for strategic project analyzing and identifying products where lower manufacturing costs could drive higher revenue and profit in Emerging Markets.
Senior Financial Analyst, 01/2011 to 01/2012 Merck & Co Inc – Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Analysis of monthly expenses and manufacturing activity of chemical, pharmaceutical, and consumer healthcare manufacturing sites in the North America region.
Preparation of operational budgets, financial forecasts, and saving tracking initiatives.
A member of the project team supporting the integration of a new site to the network.
Responsible for aligning reporting requirements, forecasting, accounting, and process harmonization.
Senior Financial Analyst, 01/2009 to 01/2010 Merck & Co Inc – Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Developed training material for a new financial forecasting system and facilitated the implementation by leading the global training sessions.
Financial Analyst, 01/2007 to 01/2009 Merck & Co Inc – Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
Developed and implemented financial planning and reporting processes.
Led a cross-divisional effort to consolidate and analyze the year-over-year change in product costs and communicate to senior management.
Financial Analyst - Fixed Income Accounting, 01/2004 to 01/2007 The Vanguard Group, Inc. – Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
Calculated and verified daily distribution yields and prices for fixed income funds.
Oversaw operational accounting for funds and interact with functional groups to resolve issues.
Participated on product launch teams that develop accounting strategies for new fixed income products.
Financial Associate - External Advisors, 08/2004 to 01/2006 The Vanguard Group, Inc. – Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
Forecasted, calculated and analyzed monthly advisory fee payments of approximately $20M.
Prepared highly visible shareholder tax reports for the marketing department.
MBA: 2011 Lehigh University - Bethlehem, PA
Bachelor of Science: Finance & Marketing, 2004 University of Scranton - Scranton, PA graduated cum laude