Ginkgo is a publicly-held, well-funded, high-growth biotech company that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our mission to “make biology easier to engineer” is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale capabilities in biological engineering. Depending on level of experience, we are seeking either a Director or Senior Director of Business Development to join our dynamic, passionate, and collaborative team dedicated to cultivate and execute new business partnerships within Ginkgo’s space.
As a Director/Senior Director of Business Development for Commercial Cell Engineering – Biobased Materials, you will be a core part of the Business Development team at Ginkgo. You will be scouting new areas within the biobased materials industry (e.g. textiles/apparel, paper and pulp, medtech, semiconductors/batteries/consumer electronics, adhesives) where Ginkgo’s platform can effectively serve as a disruptive technology.
We are seeking candidates for Director/Senior Director of Business Development who are enthusiastic about pitching, negotiating, and closing new deals and business opportunities. Please include a deal sheet with your application.
Please note: Travel to the Boston office will be required as needed.
Seek new opportunities in Biobased Materials in coordination with Ginkgo’s Business Development team
Identify new markets that Ginkgo should enter
Negotiate, close, and execute deals with customers in identified markets
Speak and meet with potential partners at industry conferences
Guide and coordinate Business Development related activities with other groups and functions across the organization
Travel as necessary
Bachelor’s degree in science field, business, or finance; master’s degree or Ideally 6-8 years experience minimum + MBA or MBA equivalent or 8-10 years post undergrad for Director
Minimum 12 years of post undergraduate experience if MBA or MBA equivalent or 14 years of post undergraduate experience with PhD qualified for base level Senior Director
Understanding of the Biobased Materials industry and its applications
Proven Business Development track record is required, with drive to pitch, negotiate, and close new deals and business opportunities
Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully expand existing partnerships
Passion for collaboration and significant experience in relationship-building, and to leverage and convert market knowledge and relationships into business opportunities
Motivation and ability to innovate while working towards Ginkgo’s goals
Excellent communication skills, emotional intelligence and an ability to work across organizational boundaries
Eagerness to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment and enthusiasm to be a part of Ginkgo’s mission
Desired Experience and Capabilities
PhD a plus
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We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.
We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.
It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.