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Associate Director Capital Projects, Operations Finance

Novavax

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Gaithersburg, MD
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

If you find science, speed, and success exhilarating, you have come to the right place.

Novavax, Inc (Nasdaq:NVAX) is a biotechnology company that creates transformational vaccines that address some of the world’s most pressing infectious diseases.  We have more than a decade of experience contending with some of the world’s most devastating diseases, including COVID-19, seasonal influenza, RSV, Ebola, MERS, and SARS. Hard-won lessons and significant advances illustrate that our proven technology has tremendous potential to make a substantial contribution to public health worldwide.

Our scientists are committed to developing vaccine candidates for some of the world’s toughest viral threats by utilizing the power of our innovative recombinant nanoparticle vaccine platform.  Our vaccine technology combines the power and speed of genetic engineering with the immunogenicity enhancing properties of our Matrix-M™ adjuvant to efficiently produce highly immunogenic particles targeting some of the most pressing viral infectious diseases.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

Summary of the Position:

We are seeking an Associate Director Capital Projects to join the Operations Finance team located in Gaithersburg, MD. As a member of our Operations Finance team, you will report to the Sr. Director, Operations Finance.  This role will manage and provide support capital projects and be responsible for the decision support, forecasting, and contract review activities.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive the annual budget and forecasting process by working with project leads, department heads and business leaders across the Company.
  • Build partnerships with key stakeholders, provide insights and financial support
  • Implement timely Budget Variance Analysis reporting adding both qualitative and quantitative insights.
  • Support the strategic long-range plan by providing the capital requirements and financial impact of the Company’s strategies and initiatives.
  • Support project management contract negotiations and participate in strategic discussions on network operations and long-term capital strategy.
  • Develop management reporting and commentary that provides senior leaders with timely insights into trends, operational results, and variances.
  • Work with the business and IT teams to enhance ERP and other financial systems functionality to drive transparency and integration of the capital project spending.
  • Prepare financial analysis of various business scenarios on an ad hoc basis.
  • Ability to be onsite and travel to business plants, as needed

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA or BS degree in Finance or Accounting. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years finance experience including 3+ years with a Big 4 Audit Firm.
  • Experience working in global high growth companies as plus.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and SOX is required.
  • Background in capital project analysis and experience providing detailed financial modeling preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate integrity and honesty and model ethical behavior and core values of the company
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and communication skills. Ability to influence cross functional teams and mentor and build a team of financial professionals
  • Business partner mindset with advanced / expert Excel financial modeling skills
  • Strong financial system / ERP expertise and passionate about business excellence and continuous improvement in processes.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Except where prohibited by applicable state law, this position requires that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless you need a reasonable accommodation or qualify for an exemption.

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