Senior Manager, Strategic Corporate Finance and FP&A

Senior Manager, Strategic Corporate Finance and FP&A

Senior Manager, Strategic Corporate Finance and FP&A

Vericel, a leader in advanced therapies for the sports medicine and severe burn care markets, has an exciting new opportunity for a high performing Corporate Finance and FP&A professional looking to join and contribute to a high growth Biotech/Medtech company with multiple Cell Therapy products on the market as well as a strong balance sheet.  This highly motivated finance professional will lead financial planning and analysis for our core cell therapy commercial business, our pipeline, and potential business development opportunities.  Reporting directly into the Executive Director of FP&A and Investor Relations at Vericel, this individual will also have an opportunity to support Investor Relations at Vericel, a $2 Billion+ market cap company with a strong institutional shareholder base.  In addition, this finance professional will also have direct exposure to the CFO and CEO of Vericel.

The Senior Manager of Strategic Corporate Finance and FP&A will be responsible for leading corporate and financial planning across Vericel to drive and support the company as it continues to focus on maintaining its high growth profile, across both its current portfolio as well as through potential business development.  In addition, the Senior Manager will support business strategy and decision making, develop robust financial models, and play a key role in supporting the CEO, CFO and Executive Director as well as the Executive Leadership team at Vericel.

In this highly visible role, the Senior Manager will work cross-functionally with leaders across the company to drive both our annual and multi-year corporate planning processes.  Additionally, the Senior Manager will lead key FP&A activities, assist with investor relations and partner with the CEO/CFO and other leaders on strategic projects, including evaluating potential business development and other potential strategic transactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and enhance long term financial model for the company and analyze how investments/changes/strategic scenarios could impact multi-year P&L and value creation
    • Enhance and maintain current year and multi-year corporate model for company
    • Standardize inputs and outputs to ensure model can easily be updated on a regular basis
    • Valuation analysis of existing business and potential strategic transactions using multiple valuation techniques and comparison of company to peers on multiple key metrics
  • Support Business Development & Strategic Transactions
    • Work closely with Executive Director of FP&A and IR as well as CFO and CEO to analyze and provide financial support for potential business development transactions
    • Work closely with Business Development team to develop assumptions and create financial models for potential business development opportunities
    • Create financial analysis for potential business development opportunities including potential pro forma impacts to business
    • Provide financial analysis for other strategic financial and ad/hoc projects
  • Increase decision support across business
    • Ensure we are supporting brands/functions/company to ensure we are optimally investing to achieve highest growth while maintaining strong profitability profile
    • Build out a process for business cases for new areas of investment, capital expenditure requests with a P&L view/mindset and consistent financial metrics
    • Partner with brands/functions - Increase partnership and resources for brand teams to drive ROI/other metrics; provide financial support for marketing plans/resource decisions, ensure plans are supporting assumptions in Budget and Long-Range Plan/multi-year views
  • Improve financial planning, analysis and reporting to keep up with pace of company growth
    • Play lead role in inputs/coordination for Quarterly Forecasts, Annual budgets, LRP inputs/data entry, etc.
    • Maintain key reports/dashboards
    • Prepare key monthly financial reports for ELT and Functions, including analyses of current performance
  • Help to support Investor Relations function and execution
    • Work with Executive Director to be a key contributor to Investor Relations activities
    • Help with preparation of quarterly earnings materials
    • Increase market intelligence and analysis for stock performance, IR reporting and benchmark versus peers

Key Skills Required for Position:

  • Advanced Excel modeling skills
  • Demonstrated ability modeling full financial statements (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow)
  • Experience with corporate finance, valuation and financial modeling techniques
  • General understanding of capital markets
  • Strategic mindset
  • Willingness to be into the details
  • Strong written (Word & PowerPoint) and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in banking, consulting and/or life sciences preferred
  • Commercial and/or R&D finance life sciences experience preferred but not required
  • MBA preferred

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status and will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Vericel Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Vericel Corporation is VEVRAA federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at all locations within the state.


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