Commercial Delivery Manager

Zymergen

Emeryville, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 04/05/2021
  • Website: zymergen.com
  • Company Address: 5980 Horton Street Suite 105, Emeryville, CA, 94608

About Zymergen

We are a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, we partner with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to electronics, consumer care to pharmaceuticals, and more.

Job Description

Zymergen’s Commercial Delivery team works closely with cross-functional teams and senior leaders to enable delivery of novel products. Team members support program delivery, new product scoping, and commercialization across the company verticals (electronics, consumer care, agriculture, healthcare, and more).

 

The Manager will report to the Vice President of Commercial Delivery and work closely with the directors in the assigned verticals. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a “roll up the sleeves” mentality and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. The position will be located in Emeryville.

 

Job Description and Specific Responsibilities

  • Project Management and Operations 
    • Partner closely with technical and other stakeholders to manage day-to-day operations and tactical program execution in service of project milestones, including managing the P&L and reporting to internal/external stakeholders
    • Support high-priority initiatives across Zymergen to improve Commercial Delivery, and broader Zymergen, processes and operations
    • Coach and onboard new Business Associates
    • Support Commercial Delivery Leader with team operations (e.g., run team meetings, portfolio views)
  • Business Development and New Product Development
    • Support and/or lead diligence and scoping of opportunities with a cross-functional team at Zymergen, including collaborating with technical leads to develop proof-of-concept and technical validation plans
    • Identify and cultivate potential partners for product opportunities or potential customer feedback, including via attending virtual and in-person conferences where appropriate
    • Support developing business cases for new product opportunities, including owning the financial models
    • Support term sheet and contracting negotiations 
    • Develop high-level operational plans to begin implementation of new product opportunities

 

Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in STEM related field and 5 years of related work experience;
    • OR Master's degree in STEM or Business Administration and 4 year of related work experience;
    • OR PhD in STEM related field and 2 year of related work experience
  • Background and/or Experience in 2 or more of the following:
    • Synthetic biology, chemicals, life sciences, or related industries
    • Market analytics (e.g. consulting) or product development
    • Project based execution
  • Strong problem structuring skills - identifies root causes of challenges and guides to a solution as well as coaches others to structure problems effectively
  • Financial modelling and analysis skills
  • Detail oriented and QC’s others’ work (and help course correct if needed)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and build collaborative work environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team work
  • Prior work experience in a commercial or customer facing role is strongly preferred. 

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

 


Founded in 2013 and headquartered in the SF Bay Area, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company’s materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit: www.zymergen.com.

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