Senior Finance Manager: FP&A Systems & ERP Implementation

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Finance


Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives


BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.


BioMarin is emerging as a leading Biopharma company with approximately $2 billion in revenues, presence in 79 countries, a robust R&D pipeline, operating profits, and world-class technical capabilities through its 3,000 employees. The Company has experienced substantial organic growth since its inception, primarily over the last decade. With increases in cost structure and staff, leadership is looking to optimize the efficiency of its operations as it enters the next phase of growth. 


The "Enterprise Resource Planning" (ERP) company-wide operational initiative was launched in 2022. An effective ERP will bridge processes and data to meet the needs of a maturing and growing organization. Implementing a new ERP system is critical for supporting our patients, people, and long-term financial objectives. 


The Senior Manager of FP&A Systems & ERP will report to the Senior Finance Director of Global FP&A and serve as the FP&A lead on the ERP leadership team. This role will influence the design of future-state FP&A processes and reporting. They will ensure that current and new requirements are captured and implemented across all ERP workstreams. Throughout implementation, the Senior Manager will also liaise with IT to support existing FP&A applications and drive the continuity of financial planning processes. 




Current FP&A System & Process Support (~25% of role):  Serve as the primary liaison between finance and IT in supporting and maintaining existing planning and reporting applications. Develop a deep understanding of end-to-end data flow, master data hierarchies, and linkages to multiple applications. Prepare the planning application in advance of each planning cycle. Assist IT with system troubleshooting, reconciliations, master data change requests, security, and training. Work with ERP, FP&A and IT to drive continuity of planning processes throughout the multi-phase ERP implementation.


FP&A Principles in Workstreams (~50% of role):  Partner with finance leadership in designing future-state FP&A requirements, including master data, management reporting, standard costing, program allocations, and general process flows. Ensure both current and future-state requirements needed for the ongoing FP&A transformation efforts are supported via the ERP solution across all workstreams. Manage cross-functional stakeholders, challenge status-quo and influence multiple levels within the organization.  


General Program Strategy, Workshops, and External Engagement (~15% of role):  Collaborate with the ERP leadership team to provide strategic vision across the program. Provide input into the design and 'new ways of thinking' required to ready BioMarin for the future – both within finance and across the enterprise. A vital element of the role will be to step "outside" of the program's day-to-day management to provide essential thought partnership to the ERP leader on how the program can evolve BioMarin to enable our future.  


Change management (~10% of role):  Function as a change agent to maximize employee and finance leadership adoption of critical initiatives and operating model changes to increase value from SAP investments. Develop and maintain effective "trusted advisor" relationships with stakeholders – including senior leaders – to provide credible insight and advice about leveraging technology for business effectiveness. Build and maintain effective relationships with a variety of stakeholders across the finance domain, including both Internal and external business partners.




FP&A Systems and ERP is a challenging role that requires a dynamic set of business and leadership skills, including the following: 


 8+ years of experience in complicated corporate finance environments (preferably in-house corporate FP&A)

  • Deep understanding of financial planning processes and their importance
  • In-depth experience with financial planning applications, including implementing, using, and enhancing (Oracle, Hyperion, Anaplan, and SAP strongly preferred)
  • Strong organizational and people skills and an ability to work autonomously and as a team member in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present and communicate effectively at senior executive management
  • Strong analytical skills, close attention to detail, and excellent problem-solving ability
  • Sound judgment, problem-solving, and collaboration in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to problems and the ability to effectively influence business partners and decisions to the benefit of the Company




  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business
  • Advanced Degree, CPA, or MBA preferred 

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.