The position is hybrid based in the Cevec office in Cologne.


Cytiva | Location Cologne, Germany | Category Finance & Accounting | Job Id R1222898

Be part of something altogether life-changing

Working at Cytiva in the Life Sciences industry means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

The role will be part our our Cevec team. Cevec focuses on solving some of the industry’s biggest challenges in gene therapy: namely, establishing production processes that can keep up with the increasing demand for quantity and consistent quality of viral vectors.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40 countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Cytiva is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

What you’ll do

This finance leader role is responsible for strategic and portfolio management aspects for the Cevec Legal Entity within Cytiva. The Finance Manager for this portfolio is a business partner to the Cevec CEO as well as working closely with Commercial, Product, Supply Chain, and R&D leadership teams to ensure day-to-day and strategic business decisions are made with adequate understanding of the impact on our financial performance.

As a portfolio finance leader within this organisation, this role includes responsibility to deliver insightful business analytics that enables decision-making and improves BTG’s overall performance.

The role will also serve as a close partnership with Controllership & the finance management team. It is a critical role to ensuring financial reporting is aligned with our accounting policy and is reported in compliance with local & US statutory requirements.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Partner with the Cevec CEO in all regular financial requirements and analytics to drive growth and profitability for the portfolio. These activities vary depending on business requirements.
  • Analyse financials with the goal of generating insights on key business drivers and initiating countermeasures if Cevec deviates from its targets.
  • Maintain a culture of control & compliance with regards to financial controls & cost discipline. Work collaboratively with the rest of the finance team to ensure timely and compliant reporting.
  • Own and report forecasted financials for Cevec with cross functional collaboration
  • Guide Product Leaders and their teams in everyday aspects of the business through financial advice as required
  • Lead pricing, margin, and market share analytics. Proactively review anticipated cost changes and work on mitigations for headwinds
  • Support portfolio optimization initiatives, including partnerships, licensing collaborations, and product discontinuations, and new product introductions
  • Critically assess capital requirements and innovation projects to ensure rigor in the business case. Track progress on agreed initiatives through relevant KPIs that enable the business to proactively implement remediation measures for any deviations from agreed performance metrics.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and minimum of 5 years of financial work experience
  • Excellent communication skills, fluent in both German and English
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills
  • Leadership experience: experience with balancing execution across multiple projects/deliverables
  • Solid PC and strong Excel skills
  • Strong influencing skills across business functions; work closely with business leaders to achieve business objectives while driving compliant reporting
  • Accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values
  • Strong understanding of financial compliance: SOX, GAAP


  • Attractive salary
  • Development opportunities at Cytiva and within the Danaher Group
  • International corporate environment in a rapidly growing industry

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.