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Process Efficiency Manager (Finance)

Requistion ID:  1592

Kraków, Małopolskie, PL

Date:  13-Jan-2021

We are Lundbeck – a global pharmaceutical company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. In March 2014, we established Lundbeck Group Business Services in Kraków to help Lundbeck employees globally focus their specialized skills on providing innovative treatments to people suffering from brain diseases. We do that by delivering best-in-class business services in the following areas: Accounting and Reporting, Procurement and Finance Operations, IT and Business Process & System Support, and Human Resources.

Purpose of the role

The main purpose of the role is to find ways for converting local finance process variants into global operational process standards and introducing proposals of process changes to the Head of Group Finance. Process Efficiency Manager plays an important role in global process standardization because of practical process involvement and dialogue with specialist and decision-makers within the Global Lundbeck Finance Community.

The person will provide an input for the new Finance Process Standardization Board with representatives from Group Finance, GBS and all Affiliate Finance Functions.
The success of the person in this role will be measured on the throughput and quality of standardizations made, but also stakeholder satisfaction with regards to derived process efficiencies.


Your job and key responsibilities


  • Identifying areas for process improvement in finance and proposing process changes that convert local finance process variants into global standard processes
  • Facilitation of specialist workshops to document and uncover process optimization potential
  • Facilitation of standardization board meetings to gain common ground on global process standards
  • Proposing and implementing standardization project initiatives
  • Being responsible for analyze and document processes by go-see (GEMBA) and assessing existing documentation
  • Supporting design and documentation of new global processes
  • Ensure clear process roles and responsibilities within GBS and towards affiliates and Finance HQ
  • Maintain GBS process owner landscape


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • 4+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Process Excellence / LEAN experience required (experience with finance process automation preferred)
  • LEAN Six Sigma Green/Black Belt preferred
  • Experience in working with various types of stakeholders, including specialists as well as high-level positions
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Office (advanced knowledge of MS Excel would be an asset)
  • English at C1 (another European language is welcome)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including presentations to management
  • Strong business partnering skills, willing and able to engage stakeholders with different priorities and objectives
  • Mature and assertive attitude towards challenges and problem solving - being able to work independently and able to determine information needed to resolve more complex issues, manage pressure effectively and cope well with setbacks
  • Pragmatic, finisher
  • Being able to work to tight deadlines and with switching priorities, recognizing the sense of urgency


We offer

A unique chance to develop your career in a global, pharmaceutical company while working on complex processes in an amazing working environment. There are wide possibilities of career development options within Lundbeck organization, including professional training, talent programs as well as international assignments. We are focused on people in everything we do, thus if you are looking for an intimate working environment, meaningful work and inspiring purpose in your professional life – this is the place for you.


If you are interested in this job offer, we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible by using the Apply button.


Please be informed that we will contact selected candidates who will meet our selection criteria.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.