Manager, Finance Operations

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1T9

Company: Apotex


About Apotex Inc.

Apotex Inc. is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines for patients around the world. Apotex employs almost 8,000 people worldwide in manufacturing, R&D, and commercial operations.  Apotex Inc. exports to more than 100 countries and territories and operates in more than 45 countries, with a significant presence in Canada, the US, Mexico, and India. Through vertical integration, Apotex is comprised of multiple divisions and affiliates including Apotex Inc., focused on generics; Apobiologix, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on biosimilar development; Aveva, an affiliate of Apotex Inc. fully integrated global developer and manufacturer of complete transdermal solutions; Apotex Consumer Products, a division of Apotex Inc. focused on brand name products; and Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (GAPI), a division of Apotex Inc. focused on the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) for Apotex and third parties. For more information visit:

Job Summary

As a key financial leader within the organization, this position acts as a vital partner to stakeholders in the business through effective business advisory services to the Apotex group of companies.

The responsibility is to provide relevant financial information, with in-depth business analytics, to assist in strategic decision-making and operational management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides financial leadership to non-financial senior management teams. Drives business effectiveness through the development and implementation of proactive analytics relating to the organization’s operations.
  • Lead the fiscal planning process and continuous forecasting (consolidation) of operating entities.
  • Determine and assess risks to plans/forecasts and implement mitigation solutions with the functional leaders.
  • Work with the operating teams to identify/implement productivity improvements and cost reduction.
  • Implement relevant metrics to monitor departmental expenses based on budget and target.
  • Reduce complexity by standardizing performance measurement methodologies and processes; and introduce new ways of interpreting financial data to drive change.
  • Prepare business cases and valuation models where applicable to enhance business decisions.
  • Perform cost/benefit analyses.
  • Provide financial support for major strategic projects and assist the stakeholders with financial analysis to justify the 
  • Assist in the resolution of standard cost issues and provide clarification to the appropriate accounting treatment of costs.
  • Generate ad hoc analysis and presentation packages to support key stakeholders.
  • Participate and lead performance conversations with employees, including monthly one on ones, to connect on performance; check in on employee’s progress toward achieving Objectives, offer support and remove barriers; and, communicate and revisit performance expectations to reinforce and encourage high performance culture and a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Utilize open, honest, two way communication to build trust-based relationships with employees, business partners and direct leader while continuously improving leadership capabilities by personally seeking feedback and development.
  • Create a culture which values trust and provides the opportunity for Employee development and growth in pursuit of our purpose and demonstrating our core Values – Collaboration, Courage, Perseverance and Passion.
  • Utilize your networks to attract and hire talent in a comprehensive, differentiated and consistent manner essential to our continued growth; then, onboard new employees by providing a consistent experience that reflects the values and commitments made to candidates during the hiring process.
  • Ensure adherence of team members (direct reports) with all compliance programs and company policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Education
    • Demonstrated expertise in finance and accounting gain through a university degree and a recognized accounting designation (CGA/CMA).


  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Extensive knowledge of financial and accounting practices, and standards.
    • Advanced knowledge of profitability management tools such as customer portfolio management.
    • Superior project, organizational development, people and time management skills.
    • Superior influence and communication skills in dealing with multiple and conflicting business/financial issues and needs.
    • Ability to work independently and make sound decisions.
    • Action/change oriented. Upgrading and identifying opportunities for improvement
    • Strategic thinker must be able to support and contribute to innovative and growth oriented business initiatives.
    • Excellent working knowledge of SAP.
    • Change management skills an asset.


  • Experience
    • Operations Finance experience, ideally with manufacturing and costing experience
    • Minimum 5-7 years of Finance experience with at least 2 years at management level
    • Experience working closely with senior management


At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.