Implementation Manager - Zurich


Zurich, CH
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Technical/Customer Support
  • Post Date: 01/18/2021
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  • Company Address: 555 Montgomery Street Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Benchling

Benchling makes life science research faster and more collaborative.

Biotechnology has the potential to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges, such as disease, renewable energy, clean water, and hunger. The brightest minds are working on these problems but they are equipped with archaic tools. We aspire to fix this and increase the rate of scientific output with a web-based platform that allows researchers to design and run experiments, analyze data, and share results.

Job Description

Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology will produce sustainable and ethical food. Benchling’s mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, and magnify its impact, through modern software.

Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research.

Benchling was founded by a team of MIT graduates and has raised funding from Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Y Combinator. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world's most renowned research institutes.


Benchling is building a world-class Professional Services team to drive implementations for our rapidly expanding customer base. Implementation Managers work with our customers, from small Biotech startups to the largest BioPharmas in the world to develop a deep understanding of their R&D Processes, and roll out solutions that transform how their research teams work together.

To be successful in this role, you will leverage your scientific background, project management skills, and product expertise to drive successful implementations of the Benchling platform. You will work hand in hand with the research scientists at our customers, and teams throughout Benchling to implement our solutions, and ensure our customers are successful. Implementation Managers lead all aspects of customer rollouts from requirements analysis and solution design, to configurations, testing, training, and onboarding users onto the system.


  • Manage initial rollouts for new Benchling customers as well as expansion projects with new teams or for new processes at existing customers.
  • Own implementation success from project kickoff to go-live, leveraging strong project management skills, scientific expertise, and deep product knowledge.
  • Build and execute detailed project plans, own project activities, work with other team members to execute on project deliverables to ensure on time, on budget, high quality deployments.
  • Understand customers' scientific workflows and determine how Benchling can best be leveraged to meet their key business needs.
  • Lead requirements and design workshops, perform data modeling & application configuration, develop test plans and guide UAT execution, train and onboard users.
  • Act as a trusted advisor for customers, guiding them through the implementation ensuring they leverage and apply Benchling Best Practices.
  • Understand and document customer pain points, advocate for them internally to influence product changes.
  • Develop and optimize enterprise training programs including written and video collateral.
  • Identify and work with sales on opportunities for account expansion post go-live.


  • M.Sc., or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or similar Life Sciences field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a lab or research setting. You must be able to empathize with scientists and quickly understand complicated scientific concepts.
  • At least 3 years of Software Implementation experience, preferably with a SaaS software company.
  • Strong communication skills. You must be able to quickly and effectively connect with a range of stakeholders, including scientists, IT project leads, and executives.
  • Self-starter with the ability to be successful in a startup environment.
  • Curious, creative, and tenacious. You should be excited to collaborate with customers and other Benchling teammates as a thought partner.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% based on customer and project needs.



  • Empower through information. We explain the “why” behind every decision, unless there are highly sensitive circumstances. We're honest about how we're doing, especially in difficult times. We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.
  • Rely on tenacity. Hard work is one of the greatest factors to determine success and is fully under our control. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination. Dreaming big is not enough.
  • Raise the bar. Pushing ourselves and others to improve will be uncomfortable and at times result in failure. However, it's critical to our success. We're dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.
  • Build a lever. We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations. There's less glory in it, but in the words of Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."


  • Work with a talented yet humble team
  • Competitive compensation & equity package
  • Monthly health & wellness stipend
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Weekly virtual social events, and annual company retreats
  • *$1,000 USD work-from-home stipend

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