The Ameripill Company S Closely with Collen Stein, Pharmaceutical Vice President of Finance. Stein Has Recently Combined the International and U.S. Domestic Finance Groups. the Inter¬National Subsidiary Financial

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The Ameripill Company The Pharmaceutical Division of Ameripill Company located in Barstow, Alabama, ranks among the top fifteen drug companies in the world. The Pharmaceutical Division is divided into three worldwide operating units with a vice president in charge of each: North America, Europe, and the rest of the world including South America, Africa, and Asia. The European Vice President, Gene Roget, views Europe as one strategic unit with many markets. He thinks strategically about market share, product innovation, acquisitions, and financial success. Organizationally, he works closely with Collen Stein, Pharmaceutical Vice President of Finance. Stein has recently combined the international and U.S. domestic finance groups. The inter¬national subsidiary financial analysis activities are Concentrated in one unit under Stein called International and Domestic Financial Services. An abbreviated organization chart for the company is shown in Exhibit 1. Except for the international Country general managers and the Puerto Rico and The Hague manufacturing managers, all executives are based in Bartow. Exhibit 1 Ameripill Company and Pharmaceutical Division Organization Important and explicit responsibilities of Stein are to develop financial policies, make measurement decisions, and monitor results to optimize Ameripill's pharmaceutical profit levels. On an international level this becomes an extraordinarily complex task. Included are direct and indirect responsibilities to: • Design a financial performance evaluation system to encourage general managers in specific countries to maximize their contribution to corporate earnings. • Help maximize company wide gross margin from pharmaceutical sales through effective marketing, product strategies, and increased market shares. • Minimize the company wide tax liability through international

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