The 🍀UPSA🍀 laboratories (Union de Pharmacologie Scientifique Appliquée) are historically specialized in pain management and self-medication. Doctor Camille Bru founded the laboratories in Agen in 1935.

In the last eight decades, UPSA has developed an unparalleled expertise in Europe in relation to pain, flu conditions, energy, digestion, and quality of sleep. UPSA symbolizes research, quality of excellence and French production: thanks to its extensive self-medication product range, UPSA develops and introduces new medication to treat every day pains.

UPSA is part of Taisho Pharmaceutical group since July 2019.

Since 1951, UPSA’s manufacturing plant was built in Agen, in the department of Lot-et-Garonne (47). UPSA is constantly seeking innovative ways to address health’s permanent evolution. In that regard, UPSA capitalizes on its center for development pharmaceutics to adapt to its patients’ changing needs.

In order to further strengthen our organizational capacity in response to our growing business, we are currently looking for a Finance Business Partner, in charge of Northern Europe.

It is a 12-month temporary contract.

🧾What are the main responsibilities of the position?

  • Full responsibility of Northern Europe P&L (incl. Belgium, Luxembourg & Switzerland)
    • Day to day financial monitoring
    • Elaboration of budgets & forecasts, strategic plan
    • Monthly / quarterly and annual closing
  • Monthly reporting & financial results presentation to Management and Corporate HQ
    • Perform and present financial analysis with regards to actuals results, budget/forecast and previous year
    • Act as a trusted business partner with the stakeholders and ensure clear internal financial communication at all levels (marketing and commercial teams ...)
  • Functional support to Market Leads to develop the business and to drive the profitability
    • Coordinate with the marketing and commercial teams to analyze, develop and launch new products (business case, profitability analysis, KPIs monitoring…)
    • Challenge and optimize Commercial Policy, media investment and resource allocation
    • Functional support in annual negotiations with local distributors, financial assessment of business model changes
    • Work on profitability improvement (trade terms, product mix, standard cogs, OPEX optimization…)
    • Ad-hoc projects and analysis
  • Responsible for leading and shaping new financial processes and tools
  • Point of contact for auditors

What skills/experiences are expected for the role?

  • Education: Management School, Master’s degree in economics…
  • At least 5 years controlling experience (FMCG, pharma). Experience in an audit firm would be appreciated.
  • Fluent in French and English.
  • Engaged, hands-on, and solution-oriented
  • Team player and real business partner
  • Proactive and collaborative personality with strong communication and social skills
  • Business Travels (mainly in Europe)

🍀 Joining UPSA means joining:

  • An ambitious employer that nurtures its employees with opportunities.
  • A young, dynamic, and passionate team focused on innovation, with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and a genuine sense of teamwork.
  • Guidance and support from several complementary and caring managers.

👍👍👍 Beyond the resume, we are seeking a personality passionate about their profession, challenges, and also about human connections. 😊

UPSA is committed to responding to all applications for this position. UPSA guarantees fair treatment and equal opportunities in the applications and professional trajectories of its collaborators.

Diversity, inclusion, promotion of equal opportunities, and quality of work life are key focus areas of UPSA's policy. UPSA is convinced that diversity within the company is a true asset in the service of overall performance.