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Nestle Sr. Manager Finance, R&D (Remote) in Dunkirk, New York

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestlé Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life®, Nature’s Bounty®, Vital Proteins®, Nuun®, Persona Nutrition®, BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essentials®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.

Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.

We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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Position Summary

The primary role of the Manager, R&D Finance (Co-Pilot) is to partner with and provide strategic direction to the global R&D and Technical Operations teams with a focus on expanding the Aimmune core program pipeline as well as maintain discipline with the portfolio development costs. Working closely with the Aimmune CFO and the NHSc’s Head of R&D Finance, the R&D Finance Manager will:

  • Drive the long-term and annual budgeting processes, including the development of the budget templates and annual bottoms-up budgets, working across all R&D and Technical Operations functions to build a detailed bottoms-up forecast for the R&D programs.

  • Deliver accurate and timely dynamic forecasts and develop ad hoc analyses to better understand the R&D and Technical Operations business performance, risks, and opportunities for all programs of responsibility.

  • Work closely with Development, Regulatory, and Technical Operations leadership teams to control costs and provide guidance and support on strategic decisions.

  • Lead the development of cross-functional quarterly management deliverable and corresponding report out to Aimmune global leadership to articulate business performance, trends, risks, and opportunities.

  • The Co-Pilot will partner with the R&D teams on ROI and/or NPV analyses, KPI alignment, portfolio reviews and (as needed) due diligence.

  • Support the monthly close process with timely and accurate financials that could be easily substantiated in an audit.

  • Constantly look for areas of business optimization, streamlining and champion process improvement.


• Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Accounting or Finance.

• At least five years of Finance-related experience; Life Science/Biotech experience preferred.

• Prior experience with ERP systems, Financial Planning tools, and other financial systems preferred.

• Positive attitude, great work ethic, strong communication and organizational skills with a high attention to detail, and personal integrity and ethics.

• Demonstrated ability to succeed in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with the ability to think strategically.


• Strong business and financial acumen

• People management skills

• Detail oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment

• Strong analytical skills

• Advanced Excel skills

• Ability to effectively utilize other software packages, such as PowerPoint

• Proven ability to communicate financial information to non-financial personnel of all levels

• Ability to interact effectively in a fast-paced matrix environment and gain support with all levels of the organization

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.