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Boston, Massachusetts Ginkgo Bioworks
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. In addition to the broad set of commercial projects that Ginkgo is developing, Ginkgo also rapidly adapted its platform to respond to COVID-19, working to optimize nucleic acid vaccine manufacturing, helping develop antibody therapeutics, and launching a testing business.To support this rapid growth, Ginkgo is seeking a dedicated Lab Equipment and Services Category Manager to join our team and oversee the continuous sourcing of lab equipment and services. With your high-level technical expertise and ability to build strong relationships, you'll collaborate with cross-functional leaders across Ginkgo to understand our company's business requirements and develop and execute successful sourcing strategies that deliver significant financial and operational benefits.Further, you'll leverage your strategic thinking and analytical skills with your financial expertise, helping to drive key decision-making within the team and ensure that short, medium, and long-term goals are achieved. With your passion for Ginkgo's mission and building something that matters, along with your ability to adapt and thrive in fast-paced environments, you'll be a critical contributor to the success of Ginkgo as a whole.ResponsibilitiesManage the continuous sourcing of lab equipment and services at Ginkgo, ensuring uninterrupted supply.Create and execute effective strategies for lab equipment and services-related spend areas, collaborating with cross-functional teams and relevant stakeholders to gather business requirements and market insights to drive decisions.Collaborate with stakeholders to consolidate volumes and assist with instrumentation maintenance coverage selection.Assess options and strategies for supply chain and sourcing, and oversee plans for implementation and operationalization.Support Buy versus Lease decisions.Initiate, negotiate, and execute contracts and agreements for commercial terms, intellectual property, and confidentiality, working with our Legal Team to ensure compliance with all legal, ethical, and procurement standards.Build effective spend management tools to drive effective decisions regarding the total cost of ownership and asset utilization.Develop and manage key supplier relationships through appropriate programs.Collaborate with our Finance Team to streamline the budget/forecasting process relating to third-party spend.Desired Experience and CapabilitiesBachelor's or Master's degree in supply chain management, laboratory technology, or related field5+ years of experience with sourcing laboratory equipment; prior experience with biotech startups and/or pharmaceutical companies strongly preferred3+ years of experience with managing lab equipment and service category/spend, preferably within a laboratory and/or scientific environmentProven ability to manage negotiations, suppliers, and contractsStrong analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skillsExcellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail, with the ability to efficiently organize information, analyze large datasets, and present data in a clear and impactful mannerHigh-level ability to build strong relationships and influence technical, business, and operational decisionsStrong multitasking skills, with the ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced, high-growth environmentEnthusiasm 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