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Sr. Director
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Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related science field; MBA and/or J.D. required (+7 years of experience, with preference for those with experience in the Life Sciences sector). We have found that senior attorneys who want to make a transition from law into a business role often excel in this position
  • Ability to read and understand legal contracts and comment on proposed changes to legal contracts
  • Relevant experience with various transactions, including negotiation, due diligence, valuation, financial, legal, and operational considerations. Understanding of key drivers of value for transactions and how they can be measured and quantified
  • Skilled about pitching, negotiating, and closing new business opportunities (please include a deal sheet with your application if available)
  • The Sr. Director of Transactions sit at the intersection of a number of internal functional areas (business development, legal, alliance management and various technical experts) and work cross-functionally to help drive deals from conception, through negotiation and, ultimately, to signing. He/she will be a trusted advisor to sales leaders by providing commercial and deal strategy, while leading the negotiation, structuring and execution of innovative transactions
  • Drive the deal transaction process, in partnership with business development, legal, finance/accounting, and other internal stakeholders to frame, negotiate and close deals spanning across industries and using a variety of deal structures that supports Ginkgo's growth targets
  • Provide deal strategy and negotiate term sheets to frame initial deal structure
  • Review and negotiate definitive agreements to help ensure such agreements reflect market-terms and the agreed to business deal
  • Support BD activities, as needed, even as deals move to the transaction stage
  • Manage the deal transaction pipeline and assist with seamless transition from deal signing to deal implementation
  • Work on various initiatives to improve scalability of the deal-making process, including developing innovative deal structures that can be standardized
  • Develop processes and enhance strategies for the management of various transaction types to improve quality of deals
  • Engage with external partners, vendors, and collaborators and represent Ginkgo Bioworks on agreement related activities
Desired Qualifications
  • Genuine interest for biotechnology or science-related fields is critical
  • Experience in a law firm and/or in-house pharmaceutical or biotechnology company environment overseeing and managing contracts is a plus
  • Approaches problems with a collaboration mindset
  • Embraces a learning mentality
  • Finds energy and enjoyment in a fast-paced environment
  • Great attention to detail
  • Cultivates an ability to organize and prioritize
  • Enthusiastic about being a part of Ginkgo's mission
Ginkgo Bioworks

501-1,000 employees

Biological engineering products developer
Company Overview
Ginkgo Bioworks’ mission is to make biology easier to engineer. The company designs custom microorganisms for customers across multiple industries.
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Comprehensive health and parental leave benefits
  • Flexible work options
  • Commuter benefits
  • State-of-the-art labs, work spaces, and conference rooms
  • Competitive 401K contribution
Company Core Values
  • Fostering a diverse & inclusive environment
  • Promoting individual growth & career development
  • Encouraging creativity & innovation
  • Celebrating passion & drive
  • Keeping Ginkgo weird
  • Caring how our platform is used