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Senior Manager, Purchasing

Company: Mersana Therapeutics, Inc
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to work with key internal stakeholders (CMC, Clin Ops, R&D), legal, finance as well as suppliers and lay the foundations of success within the Procurement Process at Mersana. This position will have a key role in the Finance team, will also manage the Accounts Payable function, and also will be involved in the month-end close responsibilities and other ERP improvement initiatives. This position will report to the VP, Controller.
Key Responsibilities Purchasing (Vendor management and Internal Customer Service)

  • Oversee requisitions/issue purchase orders/change orders and track progress to ensure timely delivery of materials and services
  • Oversee/manage timely generation and communication of purchase order information to suppliers and internal stakeholders, as appropriate
  • Maintain all documentation related to procurement, supplier set up, including vendor files
  • Assist key internal stakeholders with buying decisions and as necessary monitor supply, identify potential problems, and resolve issues that may prevent delivery of our programs
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, service support, reliability, etc.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all areas of the organization, vendors, and suppliers Policies, Procedures, and Improvements
    • Develops and maintains procure to pay (P2P) policies and procedures
    • Maintain Oracle purchase requisition module and ensure that the controls are functioning appropriately and efficiently
    • Identify and develop relevant KPIs for the department while providing regular reporting and continuous improvement on existing KPIs
    • Working with other members of the finance and IT department, identifies required ERP improvements and participates in testing and roll-out Accounts Payable
      • Manage required reporting, such as 1099-MISC and sales/use tax Quarterly and Monthly Close Support
        • Assist with monthly close and external and internal audits as required
        • Assist with general accrual process and perform reviews of open purchase orders Requirements
          • 4-7 years of relevant experience
          • Basic understanding of Contracts and Contract Language
          • Customer-service oriented. A great listener, with concise and effective communication skill
          • Self-starter with exceptional organizational, execution, and project management capabilities with demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment
          • Ability to mentor, guide and motivate direct report
          • Meticulous attention to details and hands-on
          • Works well under pressure while meeting tight deadlines
          • Strong ability to act independently and contribute in a team environment with sound business judgment
          • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred
          • Proficiency with Oracle or similar ERP
          • Experience working in a publicly-traded biotech company preferred Title and compensation commensurate with experience and level of responsibility.

            The candidate must be authorized to work within the US.

            Mersana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You have been redirected to a Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. job page

Keywords: Mersana Therapeutics, Inc, Cambridge , Senior Manager, Purchasing, Accounting, Auditing , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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