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Do you want to be part of an international, innovative, world-class pharmaceutical company? Of an organization committed to putting patients first? Pfizer has always evolved with the changing needs of the people who rely on us to create a healthier world. That’s why our newly launched business, Upjohn, leverages the strengths at the core of who we are: an entrepreneurial mindset and a sense of purpose

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About the position

Upjohn Export B.V. (UEBV) is a commercial entity based in Capelle aan den Ijssel, Netherlands. UEBV act as a dedicated export company and will manage Upjohn’s business with third party customers across markets where Upjohn does not typically have a trading presence

Upjohn Export B.V. (UEBV) manages the sale of finished goods to third-party customers (including distributors and agents) in markets where Pfizer does not typically have a local trading presence. UEBV ships to more than 76 markets in the Europe, AFME (Africa & Middle East), APAC (Asia Pacific) and LatAM (Latin America) regions and has inventory in multiple locations including consignment stock locations. UEBV will manage several branches in the above-mentioned regions. UEBV approx. yearly revenues are $800m

For Upjohn Export B.V., we are looking for a Controller who will be located in the Netherlands, with key goal to take responsibility for the integrity of UEBVs consolidated financial reporting in a complex matrix organization. Interested in the exciting opportunity to further develop this new role in our regional finance team? Then we might have something for you!

The successful Controller we are looking for, will directly report to the Finance Director UEBV – HoldCo. The main responsibilities are:

  • Developing, delivering and managing a robust financial control and compliance framework to ensure the integrity of UEBV’s business and finance operations
  • Driving accuracy and efficiency across accounting and finance operations within the export business
  • Financial Risk management for UEBV; finance and business risk assessment to identify end to end gaps and improvements to further evolve UEBV compliance profile
  • Responsible for maintaining UEBVs Business Continuity plan in cooperation with Pfizer Netherlands
  • Representing UEBV to Divisional Controllers and Regional Compliance Managers to align UEBV financial activity with all applicable internal and external standards
  • Managing US Gaap and statutory Audits by external auditor
  • Managing Corporate Audits and reviews
  • Serving as point of contact for local tax audits
  • Executing local financial SOPs and RACIs

About you

  • Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Experience:
    • Approx 10 years’ experience of working in an international environment
  • Technical Skills Requirements:
    • Finance skills: strong accounting knowledge (US GAAP and Dutch regulations) and proven experience and strong knowledge of internal control requirements
    • Excellent internal and external business communication skills required, including senior management engagement
    • Demonstrable ability to manage across complex operating models and will need to demonstrate experience working in cross-functional and multi-stakeholder environments
    • ERP software knowledge essential, preferably in SAP
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word & PowerPoint) is required
  • Language skills: Fluent spoken and written English language skills. Dutch language knowledge is preferred

Other competencies we need you to have for the position of Controller:

  • Structured and organized, strong analytical, problem solving capabilities and presentation skills
  • Exceptional work ethic, proactive, trusted advisor


Our offer

Of course we offer excellent working conditions with flexible working hours. And in addition to the efforts we expect from you, there is also plenty of time and attention for relaxation. For example, during the year we organize various sports activities, drinks and voluntary work during working hours / Pfizer4All. You can get in touch with all your other colleagues in a relaxed way


Sounds like you and have you decided to respond? We are interested in you and invite you to submit your application via the application button below

Selected candidates who would be based in The Netherlands must have the authorization to live and work in The Netherlands

We do not respond to requests from recruitment agencies

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