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Director of Business Development (Commercial Cell Engineering): Ginkgo Bioworks – Boston, MA

Ginkgo is a well-funded, high-growth biotech company in Boston’s Seaport District 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. We are seeking a 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 of Business Development for Commercial Cell Engineering, you will be scouting new areas where Ginkgo’s platform can effectively serve as a disruptive technology, and consistently introducing that technology to prospective clients. Given your industry experience, you know the key players, understand the biotechnology field, keep up with emerging trends, and you can leverage your strong network to create an effective market strategy and sales pipeline. You also enjoy building relationships and teams, and take a proactive approach to maximizing new and existing business opportunities. Most importantly, you see the bigger picture: you’re excited about Ginkgo and eager to help us achieve our mission of making biology easier to engineer.
We are seeking candidates for 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 if available.


  • Actively seek new opportunities 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 at industry conferences about Ginkgo’s technology
  • Guide and coordinate Business Development related activities with other groups and functions across the organization
  • Travel as necessary

Desired Experience and Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical field, such as biology, chemistry, physics or engineering; master’s degree or PhD a plus
  • Understanding of the biotechnology 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 and relationships
  • Ability to leverage and convert market knowledge and relationships into business opportunities
  • Motivation and ability to innovate while working towards Ginkgo’s goals
  • Passion for collaboration and significant experience in relationship-building
  • Eagerness to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to organize among competing priorities
  • Enthusiasm to be a part of Ginkgo’s mission
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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, equality, 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.

Lio Tariman

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