Jean Charles Wirth

Jean Charles Wirth

Summary

- Finance leadership experience (M&A, Business finance, Manufacturing finance, Corporate consolidation)- Creative, strategic thinker with senior management experience- High level of expertise in project / change management and strategic planning- Highly developed presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills- Fluent in English - mother language French - conversational ability in German- International experience: Lived and worked in Africa, Europe, United States

Work History

Work History
Dec 2008 - Present

Senior Director Finance

Millipore

Location: Boston (USA)Full financial responsibility for global Bioscience division [$800M revenue worldwide]. Provide financial decision support on a wide scope of operational and strategic matters. Manage all areas of financial responsibility including financial reporting and forecasting, business analysis, resource allocation, capital planning and acquisition analysis.Accomplishments include:- Led the management reporting activities for the division: Implemented integrated reporting and forecasting process in the division to optimize workload and improve forecast accuracy - appropriately balanced corporate and divisional perspectives in developing forecasts, and provided transparency into business drivers, risks and opportunities.- Continued to transform Millipore Bioscience from $400M laboratory supplier to an $800M Life Science solution provider through a combination of organic growth, acquisition and strategic partnerships: Led financial analysis and integration of the following acquisitions: Epitome (Jan 09), Guava (Feb 09), BioAnaLab (Aug 09). Supported co-development R&D activity by supporting more than 15 partnerships agreements in 2009 (served as consultant in the negotiation and financial evaluation).- Coordinated the Go To Market strategy of the division (pricing – distribution channels – E-Biz deployment)- Directed analyses of development options for R&D programs to maximize return on investment - Coordinated and aligned Business and Manufacturing forecasts to improve Free Cash Flow [+50% in 2009]- Maintained a high-performing finance organization. Evaluated talent using the finance competency model, and effectively implemented the company’s performance management practices. Actively developed finance talent and contributed to the development of future finance leaders.

Dec 2006 - Nov 2008

Director Finance

Millipore

Location: San Diego (USA)

Feb 2006 - Nov 2006

WW Controller

Millipore
Location: Paris - France
Mar 2003 - Jan 2006

European Finance Manager / SOX Controller

Baxter Healthcare

Location: Paris - France / Zurich - Switzerland

Feb 2001 - Feb 2003

Senior Consultant - Financial Management Service

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Apr 1999 - Jan 2001

European Financial Analyst

Crown Cork & Seal

Education

Education
1996 - 1997

MBA

Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris
1993 - 1996

BA

Ecole Superieure de Gestion (Paris)

Skills

Skills

Key Strengths

Finance leadership experience (M&A, Business finance, Manufacturing finance, FP&A Corporate consolidation) Creative, strategic thinker with senior management experience High level of expertise in project / change management and strategic planning Highly developed presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills Fluent in English - mother language French – basic notions in German International experience: Lived and worked in Africa, Europe, United States   Others Decision support Inventory management / product life cycle management Process reengineering (Lean 6Sigma) / Internal Control / Sox compliance ERP implementation Outsourcing / Shared Service Center