Lead Executive, Master Data & Planning

Company Background

Tessa Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a portfolio of next-generation cell therapies for cancer. It has a pipeline of therapies in clinical development for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.

Tessa’s lead autologous therapy is in late-stage clinical development for treatment of lymphomas. It has shown strong clinical responses in patients with relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, based on which it was granted the RMAT designation by the U.S. FDA and the PRIME designation by EMA.

Tessa is also developing a novel, differentiated, allogeneic “off-the shelf” cell therapy platform to create more efficacious, reliable, and scalable therapies capable of targeting a broad range of cancers. A therapy using this platform is being evaluated in an ongoing clinical trial in United States.

Job Position
Lead Executive, Master Data & Planning


  • Responsible for the creation, maintenance, governance and support of vendor and material master data in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system within the supply chain function.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional departments and stakeholders within Tessa site operations to ensure that data accuracy, completeness and quality is maintained to successfully execute business processes within ERP and other downstream applications.
  • Responsible to enforce strong governance and process consistency for vendor and material master data management across site operations.
  • Manages overall lifecycle and governance of change requests relating to vendor and materials master data components, procedures, and policies.
  • Facilitates the compilation and approval of master data along with written instructions, user references, procedure forms and templates.
  • Serves as the administrator for the creation and maintenance of Production Master Data in the ERP system.
  • Leads cross-functional efforts and represents Supply Chain to implement data set-up, creations, revisions, or enhancements, as necessary to deploy new functionality or business process to comply and better align with evolving data standards, policies, or guidelines.
  • Audit data quality of all master and reference data across site operations and coordinate resulting data cleansing activities.
  • Formulates and reports performance metrics and provides functional backup to the Supply Chain Production Planner.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant working experience in the biotech and/or pharmaceutical industry.
  • At least 5 years SAP ERP master data and/or production planning experience.
  • Strong understanding of the overall end-to-end process for planning and master data management within a manufacturing site operations environment. Prior experience in a cGMP start-up operation is highly preferred.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, able to articulate, influence, present and drive decisions in a clear and concise manner with minimal supervision.
  • High proficiency in the use of MS Office Tools (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Self-motivated, meticulous and accountable, able to adapt quickly to the site’s changing priorities typical of a start-up.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • APICS CPIM certified preferred.