Senior Director



51-200 employees

Automated cell therapy manufacturing and development platform

Data & Analytics

Senior, Expert

Bridgewater Township, NJ, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or related field required; MBA, CPA and/or CPA preferred
  • 15+ years of progressive financial experience in a life sciences industry with a minimum of 10 years leadership experience required
  • Demonstrated experience in managing commercial manufacturing operations
  • Demonstrated startup experience or leading organizations through dramatic growth
  • Ability to build strong partnerships and effectively integrate with external collaborators to drive projects/programs forward in a matrixed environment
  • Must be able to manage shifting priorities to meet critical deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic, growing environment, while providing clear direction to team members
  • History of developing and building cohesive, high performing teams with a strong sense of mission, providing training and mentoring to build sufficient management depth throughout the organization and ensure strong succession planning
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills and the ability to lead as a change agent to promote flexibility, creativity, and accountability
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills with ability to influence and build strong working relationships at all levels within the organization
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Lead, direct, coach, and develop an effective finance team responsible for strategic financial leadership, business analysis and reporting
  • Provide strategic and finance business partner support to the SVP of Operations and EVP of Commercialization and their staffs
  • Oversee the hiring, development, and performance management of staff within Operations and Commercialization Finance
  • Responsible for providing sound financial and business recommendations for costing activities, customer agreements, supply chain risk management recommendations, leading long range financial plan and ensure the delivery of short and long term financial commitments via target setting
  • Establish critical KPIs, monitor progress and keep critical stakeholders informed of progress including to the Cellares Leadership Team and Board of Directors
  • Work closely with other functional areas to develop and execute against the strategic plan for all manufacturing sites
  • Establish key stakeholder relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Cellares, as the pioneering Integrated Development and Manufacturing Organization (IDMO), is reshaping the cell therapy manufacturing industry with its unique Industry 4.0 approach, integrating all necessary technologies into a single, high-throughput platform called the Cell Shuttle. This end-to-end automation system not only accelerates drug development and manufacturing but also significantly reduces process failure rates and manufacturing costs. With its strategically located Smart Factories and a robust financial backing of over $355 million, Cellares is well-positioned to meet global patient demand for cell therapies, offering potential partners a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving cell therapy market.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



South San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth