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South San Francisco, California, United States
Director, ERP Systems
Corporate IT
At Lyell, our vision is to develop curative cell-based immunotherapies for solid tumor cancers. We have innovative science originating from our founder’s world class labs and a unique and disruptive approach to research and development. Our company is first and foremost focused on understanding the science. We are a learning organization, dependent on deep collaborative relationships between all of our colleagues, partners and founders. Our culture is based on Respect, Science, Courage and Collaboration and it reflects who we are and the environment we are creating.


As the Director of ERP System you will oversee Lyell’s Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to support Lyell’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 Oracle Fusion. You will work closely with cross-functional teams including Finance, Procurement, Technical Operations and Information Technology. This role is based either in our South San Francisco or Seattle offices. Remote/flexible working options may be available within the states of California and Washington.

Key Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall budget and management of Oracle, 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 IT roadmap
  • Implement and manage project and implementation governance for new modules or major changes to enhance the functionality of the system
  • Partner with Technical Operations, Finance, Procurement and other stakeholders to implement a unified Oracle system change request process to enable GMP and non-GMP changes in compliance with GMP and SOX requirements
  • Responsible for the non-GMP system interfaces between ERP and upstream/ downstream systems.
  • Manage Lyell’s ERP Support Program by partnering with key stakeholders to ensure alignment across functions, as well as corporate and operational goals are met.
  • Own the overall Oracle contract and licenses
  • Coordinate and oversee system upgrades and system administration activities

Minimum Experience

  • Minimum 10 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 Oracle Fusion (Finance, Procurement and SCM modules)
  • Experience with SOX and GxP frameworks

Other Relevant Experience

  • Experience with cell therapies is a plus
  • Experience with Oracle EBS desired
  • Performed at least 1 (one) full life cycle implementation of Oracle EBS/Cloud Modules
  • Experience with middleware platforms such as Mulesoft or Dell Boomi
  • Managing medium- to large-scale projects
  • Management of a full service end-user technical support
    Minimum Education
  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or other
    close-related fields
At Lyell, we believe that highest performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who respectfully challenge each other. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive culture for all employees.
Lyell is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.
The Company complies with all laws respecting equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants with regard to any protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.  This position requires you to work onsite at the Company’s facilities and the Company requires that all employees working in its facilities be fully vaccinated (except as required by applicable law).  Therefore, this position requires you to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.  The Company considers you fully vaccinated once 14 days have passed since you received either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.  The vaccine must have been FDA approved, have emergency use authorization from the FDA, or, for persons fully vaccinated outside of the U.S., be listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.”
We’ve learned from experience that some of the best people don’t always match our requirements perfectly - if you’re interested and think you could fit, please don’t hesitate to apply.
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