Sr. Financial Planning Analyst

Category:  Finance

Manila, National Capital Region, PH


Do you have a strong desire to be part of a patient-centric company improving patient lives?


Novo Nordisk Philippines has opened a role for Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist. Apply now and be part of Life-Changing Careers at Novo Nordisk.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases.


Novo Nordisk has been working closely with the stakeholders for more than 30 years.  Our purpose is to defeat diabetes, obesity, and other serious chronic diseases, as it is globally.



The Position


To support in the area of financial planning and analysis, which will involve preparing for periodic budgeting exercise, cost controlling, budget forecasting and the preparation of reports.


Specific duties include, but not limited to:


  • Financial management, planning and reporting: Coordinate and lead the preparation of the budget (RE & AB), outlook/forecast, and report variances.  Appropriately flag deviations from expectations and identify corrective action where appropriate, responsible for month end process and monthly reporting, conduct variance study to show how the budget and/or rolling forecast compares against actual performance, monitor functional spend and assist cost center owners with cost tracking, issue resolutions and variance analysis for budgets and forecasts, and drive the implementation of PowerBI for reporting.
  • Financial Business partnering: Keep management teams informed about the financial development and prepare proposals of preventive and corrective actions if necessary to keep targets and requirements, identify when financial data and market study can support a strategic discussion and serve as a tool for efficient decision making, ensure alignment between strategy and financial resource allocation, and be a visible financial business partner, take initiative to challenge business cases, operational procedures and strategic conclusions.
  • Drive departmental and cross functional projects: Identify opportunities to simplify and align processes, and evaluate potential for offshoring.
  • Contribute to a high performing team: Ensure a high level of engagement in the team., contribute a positive and attractive working environment within F&O (Finance & Operations) Team and affiliate. Also act as sparring partner to F&O Colleagues.





  • Financial/Business degree or professional qualifications, with minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the study & planning of tasks (Financial forecasting, budget planning, cost saving, etc.)
  • Global MNC experience (Matrix org structure) is preferred with openness to healthcare and FMCG industries in general
  • Proficiency in SAP BW experience, Power BI, Excel, PowerPoint will be a strong advantage
  • Good command of English (both written and oral)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills



Working at Novo Nordisk


At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.





Please send your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions).





Until the completion of recruitment. Applications will be screened ongoing basis, thereby you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.