Our client is a privately owned pharmaceutical, compounding base and cosmetics company with a diverse product line. Located in the metropolitan Detroit area, they have a long and successful history in research and development, manufacturing and testing. They are dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality products and service. With a commitment to its core values and creating a strong company culture our client’s business is growing and expanding.
Our client is looking for an experienced, proactive, and fully engaged financial leader to help take them to the next level. The CFO will be a deliberate and mindful steward of the of the company embracing and facilitating growth that is measured and safe. They will be charged with the careful and responsible management of all company finances. They will continually ensure all decisions are aligned with the owner’s vision and the company’s values. The CFO will be an integral and essential part of the executive management team and will actively participate in the future visioning of the company.
This position reports to the General Manager and Owner and has three direct reports.
The CFO will have primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities of the company, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting and contract negotiations. They will direct the administrative and strategic affairs of the organization related to all financial activities. The ideal candidate will have a proven background in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, skincare, food or durable medical equipment manufacturing finance leadership. The candidate will be a self-starter and a “roll-up-your-sleeves” contributor who will thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. This is a culture with a strong emphasis on integrity, professionalism, resourcefulness, team players and a focus on the customer. The CFO will have high emotional intelligence and be accessible to the team. Measured and thoughtful they will be flexible, adaptable and able to pivot to respond to altered circumstances or conditions based on ever-changing customer needs. The successful candidate will have experience growing a company.
Leadership and Management:
A bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or accounting is required, and a master’s degree in business, finance or management is highly preferred. CPA is a strong advantage.