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.
Ginkgo recently raised $1.6B going public on the New York Stock Exchange and is looking to further develop its investor engagement strategy and shape the company’s perception in the public equity markets. The Senior Associate, Investor Relations will work closely with the Senior Director, Investor Relations and the company’s senior leadership to execute this investor relations initiative. You will create and maintain Ginkgo’s investor communications materials, project management and coordinate logistics, track industry peers, analyze current and potential investors, and develop an ongoing outreach strategy. There will also be a significant growth opportunity to attend and participate in substantive external buy-side and sell-side discussions, provide internal thought leadership with high visibility among senior leadership, and gain a deeper understanding of public equity markets.
Partner with the Investor Relations team, Communications team, Legal team, and Ginkgo senior executives to develop and execute the company’s messaging to the investment community (e.g. earnings calls, press releases, etc.)
Manage day-to-day communications with buy- and sell-side constituents, including coordinating responses to inbound inquiries and requests and formulating outbound communications where appropriate
Identify and track the pipeline of target investors and Ginkgo’s contact with those prospects
Produce and maintain presentation materials related to quarterly earnings calls, investor days, conferences and other sell-side events, and board updates
Oversee the Investor Relations website, ensuring that key events and communications are up-to-date and consistent
Support the external reporting process, including coordination of the internal review of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and other public disclosures
Develop and maintain an understanding of Ginkgo’s business drivers and metrics to ensure accurate and well-articulated communications with the investment community
Monitor analyst research of Ginkgo and its peers to develop an understanding of how Ginkgo is being valued by the market to help shape future communications
At least 2 years of relevant experience in investor relations, equity research, banking, corporate development, or strategy, ideally with some exposure to the life sciences and/or technology space
Excellent communication skills and executive presence
Strong project management experience, juggling multiple priorities and managing people with diverse areas of expertise who are often more senior
Fluency with corporate finance topics, including exposure to financial modeling and security analysis
Desired Capabilities and Experience
Self-motivated and highly driven, with a strong commitment to the work that you do
Organized, accountable, and resourceful, excellent at seeing what needs to get done, and getting it done efficiently
Relentless: organized, accountable, and resourceful, and you are excellent at seeing what needs to get done, and getting it done efficiently
Strong communication and presentation skills and have been entrusted to be a spokesperson (to clients, the public, or executive leadership) in prior work settings
Ability to see the big picture, but also aren’t afraid to dig in and get your hands dirty
Impeccable analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills, with an acute attention to detail
Collaborative, supportive team player, and are able to partner effectively with executive team members and cross-functional leaders throughout the company
Passion for learning about new industries, companies, and people, and can get up to speed on new areas extremely quickly
Successfully design processes to drive efficiency, and help cross-functional teams adopt those processes
You aren’t afraid to speak your mind, ask questions, and push back when appropriate
Finally, you’re excited about Ginkgo and eager to help us achieve our mission, and you think biology is, well, pretty freaking cool
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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.