Director/Team Leader Finance Center Functions @ Pfizer
Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting @
Accomplished and results-driven executive with proven talent for bridging strong financial, technical, and operational acumen to achieve aggressive business goals and objectives in manufacturing, emerging markets, business development, M&A and divestitures. Broad based experience in diverse industries and keen ability to make quick decisions in entrepreneurial emerging markets type environments. Sophistication to work effectively in a multi-cultural,
Accomplished and results-driven executive with proven talent for bridging strong financial, technical, and operational acumen to achieve aggressive business goals and objectives in manufacturing, emerging markets, business development, M&A and divestitures. Broad based experience in diverse industries and keen ability to make quick decisions in entrepreneurial emerging markets type environments. Sophistication to work effectively in a multi-cultural, global organization and develop high performing teams. Seeking to utilize experience and exceptional work ethic to fuel growth in a dynamic organization that values dedication and bottom line results.
Contributed to success of Pfizer’s major acquisitions of Warner Lambert, Pharmacia and now Wyeth; developed and implemented newly combined organizational infrastructure, processes and systems.
Assisted with building Pfizer’s global shared service centers located in Memphis, TN, along with regional shared services in Dublin Ireland and Dalian China and Thane India. Developed consolidated operating procedures to execute core functions.
Currently manage over 3 Billion of total product cost and provide inspiring leadership to a large team of 70 colleagues located in manufacturing facilities and local country business headquarters across the world, including: Algiers, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China (all regions), Senegal, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.
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Senior Director Finance, Emerging Markets and Transition Sites Operating Units @ Financially support over 3 Billion USD of manufacturing product cost spanning across 35 manufacturing plants globally throughout emerging markets, including leadership of all aspects of financial support for Pfizer Global Manufacturing Transition Sites.
Leverage expertise to plan, implement, manage, and control all financial-related activities for Pfizer Global Manufacturing (PGS) Emerging Markets and Transition Sites Operating Units within Pfizer, including direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, and capital plan management.
Skillfully direct financial strategy, planning and forecasts in collaboration with Operating Unit Leaders.
Manage large global financial and operating teams, provide training and counsel, and raise awareness and knowledge of financial management matters and internal control improvement areas.
Analyze operations and provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities to Senior Pfizer/PGS Leadership.
Provide strategic direction on business development deals within Emerging Markets on behalf of Pfizer Global Manufacturing. Lead efforts to integrate teams, ERP/MRP systems and processes into Pfizer model.
Proactively optimize internal controls within all plant sites supported and ensure compliance with GAAP and applicable local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting. From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Greater New York City AreaDirector/Team Leader Finance - Emerging Markets and Transition Sites @ Provided visionary leadership in financially and operationally supporting all Pfizer Global Manufacturing Emerging Markets sites throughout Asia, Africa Middle East and South America, which included 23 Plants, $900 million of P&L responsibility and a total finance team of 80 colleagues.
Consistently made critical decisions regarding operational financial activities within Emerging Markets including: capital spending, plant closure or build assessments, and product introductions.
Led effort across emerging markets to continuously develop improvement initiatives through manufacturing efficiencies leveraging Right First Time/Six Sigma/Lean/CI Principles.
Actively partnered with in-country Pfizer Marketing and Sales leaders realizing local business objectives.
Led system, process and organization integrations in Emerging Markets from Pfizer’s numerous local/country specific business acquisitions/business development initiatives (Teuto Brazil /Hisun China).
Led design development and integration of the Asia, Latin America and Africa Middle East COE (Center of Excellence) – A Decision Support Shared Service Center in Singapore centralizing key cost accounting, capital and other manufacturing activities.
Led effort to develop and implement significant revenue generation strategies throughout Emerging Markets, which have generated over $450 million of sustainable year on revenue over the past three years.
Led effort to achieve aggressive cost reductions through plant closures, network optimizations and cost improvement programs.
Travel extensively in the Asia/Africa/Middle East and South America Region with Senior Pfizer Leadership providing financial leadership and council and conducting operations reviews and operating plan strategy sessions. From January 2007 to Present (9 years) Director/Team Leader Finance Center Functions @ Effectively managed $780 million Pfizer Global Manufacturing Headquarters Operating Budget.
Provided full spectrum of strategic financial support, analytics and leadership to all Quality, Engineering, Technical Services, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Leadership and enabling functions (Finance, HR, IT and Procurement) within the Pfizer Global Supply Headquarters Group.
Ensured quality, accuracy and timeliness of Operating Plan, Forecasts, monthly reports and ad hoc analysis.
Created new financial support model, which challenged existing Pfizer conventions through the design, development and implementation of financial information systems and processes, which enhanced fiscal responsibility and controls throughout the PGM Center Organization.
Served as member of leadership teams for Manufacturing Services, Quality, Global Engineering, and PGM-IT.
Led effort to deliver $290 million budget savings over two years as a result of Pfizer AtS and Transformational Cost Cutting Initiatives including headcount optimization strategies of 220 colleagues.
Aggressively drove key strategic decisions within Pfizer Global Manufacturing, Global Research and the Pharmaceutical Business through daily interaction and financial support to Senior Pfizer Leadership.
Designed, developed, and implemented a global PGM allocation methodology and system to ensure services provided by center are properly absorbed into product cost.
Managed team of six direct reports at Senior Manager and Manager Levels as well as other non-direct reports. From January 2001 to July 2008 (7 years 7 months) Greater New York City AreaSenior Manager/Team Leader @ >Team Leader responsible for all aspects of integration of legacy Warner-Lambert domestic locations onto Pfizer financial systems and processes across all divisions. Responsibilities include managing a project team of 18 colleagues and consultants
>Project Manager responsible for implementing a new web-based travel and entertainment expense reimbursement system (Concur) to colleagues worldwide. Responsibilities included software selection, rollout strategy, design, policy and process development, reporting, auditing, training, change management, and migration for initial population of 16,000 employees
>Change Management Project Lead, Pfizer Limited, Sandwich England
>Pfizer International Corporation, Dubai, UAE Designed developed and delivered training programs for core Pfizer financial web applications used to run the business throughout the Middle East From October 1996 to January 2000 (3 years 4 months) Senior Consultant @ Accenture 1993– 1996
>Team lead roles in financial systems implementations for multinational Fortune 100 Companies.
>Managed system testing and training effort for financial systems implementations
>Worked within corporate, research, procurement, and manufacturing organizations
>Progressed to Implementation Lead, managing teams with individuals at more senior levels
>Extensive experience at Fortune 100 companies.
>Developed shared service center including initial process, policies, and systems. Consolidated functions from more than 20 locations into one location, realizing savings while shortening cycle times
>Developed new core processes throughout procurement group at Fortune 50 organization contributing to best in practice organization
>Member of the Accenture Financial Cores Group - an assembly of managers and seniors discussing financial software implementation strategies From November 1993 to 1997 (4 years) Hartford, Connecticut Area
MBA, Finance and Financial Information Systems @ New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business From 1998 to 2000 Bachelor of Science (BS), Accounting @ Providence College From 1989 to 1993 Frank Orlowski is skilled in: Spanish-speaking, PADI Divemaster, Marathon, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Chinese culture, doing business in China, Japanese culture, Japanese business culture, Bahasa Indonesia, Continuous Improvement, Mergers, Software Integrations, 3rd Party Integrations, Emerging Markets