Information Technology

Sr. Manager/Associate Director, Financial Systems (22002-B-830-IS)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

As the Sr Manager / Associate Director Financial Systems you will oversee ArsenalBio’s SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to support ArsenalBio’s ERP and systems strategy. The position requires a broad understanding of the ERP, regulatory frameworks and obligations, including both GxP and SOX, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of SAP S/4 Hana. You will work closely with cross-functional teams including Finance, Procurement, and Technical Operations. This role can be a hybrid role and based either in our South San Francisco or Hayward offices. 

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for the overall budget and management of SAP, working with various functions to ensure their business needs are planned for, communicated and met
  • Owner of the ERP Roadmap and the alignment across business units for the ERP solution. Provides key input into the overall Information Systems roadmap
  • Lead the implementation and transformation of application platforms to drive business efficiencies and improvements in partnership with the business stakeholders
  • Partner with Technical Operations, Accounting, Finance, Procurement and other stakeholders to implement a unified SAP system change request process to enable GMP and non-GMP changes in compliance with GMP and SOX requirements
  • Design and implement the future state financial solutions within the Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, and Record to Report processes, partnering with third-party solution providers as needed
  • Responsible for the non-GMP system interfaces between ERP and upstream/ downstream systems.
  • Manage ArsenalBio’s ERP Support Program by partnering with key stakeholders to ensure alignment across functions, as well as corporate and operational goals are met.
  • Manage the MSP partnership 
  • Own the overall SAP contract and licenses
  • Manage, coordinate and contribute to system upgrades and system administration activities
  • Implement state of the art reporting solutions for management dashboards, accurate external reporting, usable metrics, and reports to enable complex problem solving, process improvement, and also support corporate initiatives related to Data Governance, Analytics, and Reporting
  • Lead and develop super user capability for the SAP ERP and other Finance systems
  • Take ownership and lead overall governance of the ITGC controls for SOX Compliance, partnering with internal business partners, auditors, and peers to maintain the compliance program, including SOC1/SOC2, GxP, 21 CFR Part 11 for all enterprise applications

  • What Will You Bring:

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Finance or other close-related fields
  • Minimum 8 years of ERP system experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, with vendor oversight experience.
  • At least 5 years management experience including management of both budget and a technical team
  • Extensive experience with SAP S/4 Hana (Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain modules)
  • Experience with SOX and GxP frameworks

  • Other Relevant Experience:

  • Experience with cell therapies is a plus
  • Performed at least 1 (one) full life cycle implementation of SAP S/4 Hana modules
  • Experience with SAP and financial reporting systems such as Adaptive Insights, Data Warehouse tools, Financial Planning, Power BI, and other analytical tools.
  • Experience with BPI SAP data integrations
  • Managing medium- to large-scale projects
  • Management of a full service end-user technical support

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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