Henry Schein, Inc. Director, Financial Operations in Melville, New York


Lead and direct the various aspects of the North American Financial Operations teams, with particular emphasis on the Payroll and Accounts Payable functions. Work closely with various departments throughout the Company to ensure that appropriate due diligence is performed when evaluating acquisition companies/product lines. Lead /participate on numerous cross-functional teams to integrate selected acquisitions into our core financial operations (and other projects as they arise). Maintain a high level of customer, supplier and TSM visibility.


_Financial Operations:_

  • Direct the design and development of activities performed by the Financial Operations teams (Accounts Payable, and Payroll).

  • Responsible for continuing to implement operationally effective and efficient processes and controls.

  • Lead, develop and retain a team of 80 Team Schein Members throughout the United States who have accountability to virtually every supplier and Team Schein Member of the Core business.

_Acquisitions and Integrations:_

  • Participate in various cross functional teams as it relates to integrating new product lines and acquired businesses into our core infrastructure.

  • Guide our Business Development team on Financial Operations matters related to integrations and acquisitions; both pre-close and post-close.

  • Ensure required information is obtained from acquisition candidates; either through the Business Development team, or working directly with the acquisition candidates.

  • Maintain integration work plans and follow up on open issues until they are fully resolved.

_External Contacts:_

  • Work directly with internal customers and suppliers to resolve issues.

  • Report payment related activities to Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer.


  • Develop, then maintain responsibility and accountability for achieving Financial Operations expense budgets (approx $7 million).

  • Negotiate and agree to terms with suppliers that provide services to the Financial Operations teams.

  • Develop and maintain responsibility and accountability for achieving the Company's working capital budgets and operational metrics; specifically AP balances (approx. $200 million), as well as DPO metrics.

_Human Resources Activities:_

  • Support and work closely with the Human Resources team as it relates to various benefits, compensation and other administrative initiatives.

  • Track open projects, report on the current status and drive completion of projects in accordance with priorities for the group.

_Information Services Activities:_

  • Work closely with the Information Services team as it relates to various system related initiatives.

  • Track open projects, report on the current status and drive completion of projects in accordance with priorities for the group.

_Standards and Policies:_

  • Monitor the Company's Standards and Policies globally to ensure all locations confirm adoption of such standards and policies.

  • Review confirmations, and request supporting documentation as evidence of compliance, as appropriate.

_Sarbanes Oxley:_

  • Coordinate our Sarbanes Oxley effort across North American Finance. Participate in internal control evaluation efforts to ensure testing and documentation is up to date.

/Henry Schein, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue hardship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status./


Typically 12 or more years of increasing responsibility and complexity in terms of any applicable professional experience; 7 or more years of management experience.


Typically a Bachelor's Degree or global equivalent in related discipline. Master's degree or global equivalent a plus.


  • Outstanding management and leadership skills and ability to attract, retain, motivate, develop, mentor and coach team members for high performance; good conceptual skills

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to resolve disputes effectively and efficiently

  • Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills

  • Masteryindependent decision making, analysis and problem solving skills

  • Understand, interpret and act on financial information and external trends that contributes to business profitability

  • Plan, manage and create strategy around complex projects; understand available resources, develop timeline, budget and assign areas of responsibility

  • Lead teams to achieve company goals and solve complex business issues in creative and effective ways

  • Masteryplanning and organizational skills and techniques

  • Communicate effectively with senior management and key stakeholders

  • Excellent negotiating skills and ability to effectively manage strategic alliances, joint ventures and outsourced relationships

  • Ability to influence, build relationships, understand organizational complexities, manage conflict and navigate politics

  • Broad professional and managerial skills with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures

  • Lead and develop virtual teams

  • Masteryin multiple technical and business skills

  • Excellentstrategic planning skills


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with team members throughout the Company.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customers and suppliers.

  • Advanced Excel skills.

  • Good working knowledge of other typical applications (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).

Title: Director, Financial Operations

Location: NY-Melville

Requisition ID: R104172