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Boston, Massachusetts Ginkgo Bioworks
Our mission is to make biology easier to engineer. Ginkgo is constructing, engineering, 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. In addition to the broad set of commercial projects that Ginkgo is developing, we've also rapidly adapted our platform to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, working to optimize nucleic acid vaccine manufacturing, helping develop antibody therapeutics, and launching a full-scale testing service, Concentric by Ginkgo.To support these ambitious goals, Ginkgo is seeking a finance leader to unlock untapped economic value of our synthetic biology foundries. The Manager / Associate Director of Bioworks Finance is a newly-created role responsible for building the financial systems to accelerate Ginkgo's execution of Knight's Law (similar to Moore's Law), which targets exponential improvements in both productivity and unit cost. This role offers an opportunity to influence one of the most ambitious biomanufacturing moonshots in existence.The Manager / Associate Director of Bioworks Finance will be a founding member of Ginkgo's Strategic Finance team. The Strategic Finance team has a broad mandate to build Ginkgo's financial planning infrastructure, drive revenue, improve operational performance, allocate resources, and build governance and decision-making practices.ResponsibilitiesThe Manager / Associate Director, Bioworks Finance will be expected to tackle the most impactful financial initiatives within Ginkgo's Codebase and Foundry divisions. The right candidate will quickly identify and prioritize a set of short-, medium-, and long-term cross-functional projects that align financial results with Ginkgo's mission, goals, and investor expectations. With this in mind, we see responsibilities falling into the following four categories.FP&A Business Partnership: Own Foundry & Codebase divisional resource allocation, financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, variance, and reporting processes. Continuously drive improvements in clarity, accuracy, and efficiency. Capital Planning: Translate Ginkgo's long-range capacity growth plan into a series of investment decisions informing Foundry automation, scope/scale, and location. Prioritize capital projects, build business case analyses, facilitate Board-level approvals, and track project financials from approval through completion.Bioworks Operations Analysis: Build the financial model of Ginkgo's general-purpose synthetic biology platform. Develop scorecards, targets, and reporting that communicate financial performance and identify areas of further improvement.Special Projects: Lead or assist ad hoc initiatives as new risks and opportunities are presented to the business. As Ginkgo Bioworks is in growth mode, we work cross-functionally to support all areas of the business - even when projects fall outside of our direct expertise or functional boundary.Desired Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree in a relevant engineering, science, or finance disciplineMBA, master's degree, or PhD is a plus6-12 years of FP&A experience in a capital intensive settingExperience at a firm known for high-mix, low-volume operational excellence or a industrial biotechnology firm with significant operational complexityDesired Capabilities and MindsetMotivated by the confluence of deep tech (synthetic biology), operational excellence, and applying Industry 4.0 principles. They will have a clear intuition around driving scale without hindering Ginkgo's culture of experimentation, innovation, and basic researchExperience evaluating, tracking, and reporting on large capital projects and facility build-outsStrong proficiency with large enterprise and small company financial planning, systems, budgeting, forecasting, and modeling techniquesExcellent project management and change management skills with demonstrated ability to drive complex projects to completion with and without the support of outside consultantsComfortable in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing prioritiesStrong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a history of strong business judgmentExcellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail, with the ability to efficiently organize information, analyze large data sets, and present data in a clear and impactful mannerAbility to build strong relationships and influence technical, business, and operational decisionsMotivation for promoting Ginkgo's culture of inclusion and collaboration to drive resultsEnthusiasm about being a part of Ginkgo's missionTo learn more about Ginkgo, check out some recent press:Ginkgo Bioworks resizes the definition of going big in biotech, raising $2.5B in a record SPAC deal that weighs in with a whopping $15B-plus valuation (Endpoints News)Ginkgo Bioworks CEO on scaling up Covid-19 testing: 'If we try, we can win' (CNBC)Ginkgo raises $70 million to ramp up COVID-19 testing for employers, universities (Boston Globe)Ginkgo Bioworks Redirects Its Biotech Platform to Coronavirus (Wall Street Journal)Ginkgo Bioworks Provides Support on Process Optimization to Moderna for COVID-19 Response (PRNewswire)The Life Factory: Synthetic Organisms From This $1.4 Billion Startup Will Revolutionize Manufacturing (Forbes)Synthetic Bio Pioneer Ginkgo Raises $290 Million in New Funding (Bloomberg)Ginkgo Bioworks raises $350 million fund for biotech spinouts (Reuters)Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? (The Atlantic)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.Apply for this job