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Demand Planner, DNA Services (procurement & operations) 82 views

Remote/Boston, MA

Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, editing, and redesigning the living world in order to answer the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, materials, and more. Our bioengineers make use of an in-house automated foundry for designing and building new organisms. 
As the DNA Services Planner, you will integrate operations and client demands to understand delivery requirements, identify gaps, optimize delivery and ensure overall resource planning is optimized to support the supply chain goals.


  • Create short and long term output plans to ensure customer requirements are delivered with appropriate staffing levels
  • Understand and gauge future needs to ensure continuity of customer delivery
  • Undertake regular reviews with stakeholders to assess deliverables and to make necessary adjustments
  • Evaluate ad-hoc planning scenarios to determine customer and financial impact of different approaches and recommend scheduling approach
  • Regularly review KPIs in line with business needs
  • Act as the central of contact for all points of communication regarding scheduling
  • Attend scheduling and other relevant meetings to ensure insight into delivery capacity and capabilities are identified
  • Develop long term relationships and strong rapport with internal customers, suppliers and stakeholders to continually improve customer experience and results
  • Create rolling short- and long-range material forecasts for Sourcing and Procurement teams to plan and order against
  • Evaluate commercial and R&D demand to develop a Master Production Schedule (MPS) for DNA/raw materials, WIP, and finished goods across multiple regions and supply chains
  • Partner closely with Commercial team, acting as the operations representative for S&OP, to balance short-term and long-term demand and supply, while achieving financial and operational targets
  • Serve as project manager to oversee transition from R&D to Operations and ensure a successful product development
  • This person will collaborate with Operations, Sourcing, Procurement teams to ensure we are meeting customer demand while optimizing for cost and risk
  • Desired Capabilities and Experience

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree (BA/BS)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within Supply Chain, Production or Resource Planning with a very strong customer focus.
  • Exceptionally strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; experience using data and metrics to confirm assumptions and measure success
  • Able to adapt and react to business needs whilst ensuring quality and customer deliverables are never compromised.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal.
  • Proven experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with external partners and internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to influence and engage with colleagues to ensure effective resources are allocated and KPIs are achieved
  • To learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:
    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.
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