Basildon, Essex

Head of Tax/Group Tax Director

Basildon, Essex
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus

If you are an experienced Global Taxation Specialist, then we want to hear from you!

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 250 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

Reporting to the CFO, the Head of Tax / Group Tax Director is responsible for the global tax strategy, maximising tax efficiency & ensuring compliance with all tax regulations & legislation. You will play an integral role in maximising shareholder value working very closely with the CFO, other key senior stakeholders in the Leadership Team, regional business heads, Group Finance, private equity partners & external advisers.


  • Driving & taking the lead on the global tax strategy
  • Ensuring the tax control framework is sufficiently robust & maintained
  • Assisting with driving group taxation policies, maintaining best practice, compliance with legal & financial taxation frameworks, as well as driving initiatives to maximise shareholder value
  • Assisting with the implementation of new tax regulations & legislations across the globe
  • Educating global finance tams about ever-evolving tax regulations & legislation
  • Developing & identifying tools & processes to ensure correct data so the company can be more accountable, accurate & timely in tax reporting and in its ability to react
  • Acting as key liaison with external advisers
  • Assisting on a wide range of tax projects as required by the CFO, plus M&A projects as the company continues to expand

About you:

  • Extensive understanding of global taxation rules
  • An experienced tax professional probably operating at Senior Manager / Director level in big 4 or in a similarly senior tax position ‘in-house’
  • Prior tax experience required in transaction tax / PE Tax
  • Some knowledge of pharmaceutical sector tax issues & the amortisation of IP would be a distinct advantage
  • An individual looking for a role in a growing, fast-paced, private-equity backed business
  • A strong technical tax background with a clear understanding of how to implement appropriate tax policies & procedures into a constantly growing company
  • Experience of achieving meaningful tax efficiency savings
  • An ability to keep up to date on the ever-changing global tax landscape & how it may impact the company
  • Hands-on, with an eye for detail to appreciate the bigger picture

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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