Head of Corporate Strategy



501-1,000 employees

Cloud platform for life science R&D

Food & Agriculture

Senior, Expert

San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
Market Research
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • 10+ years of combined experience working in/across corporate strategy, product strategy or product management, corporate development, venture capital, and/or management consulting
  • Deep curiosity about life sciences, our customers, and our markets
  • Think in frameworks and first principles; comfortable explaining the “why” behind your thinking
  • Communicate clearly across all mediums, especially written
  • High degree of organization and attention to detail
  • Prioritize well and move easily between long-term projects and short-term activity sprints
  • Lead corporate strategy, corporate development, and product partnerships
  • Corporate strategy:
  • Lead corporate strategy, corporate development, and product partnerships
  • Conduct primary qualitative and quantitative market research
  • Build defensible business cases for market prioritization and sequencing
  • Consolidate and maintain multi-year strategic plans
  • Conceive and deliver research on relevant trends
  • Work with GTM leadership on segmentation, customer prioritization, and sales planning
  • Corporate development:
  • Create and refresh roadmaps for high priority markets
  • Own the corporate development pipeline, including identification and meeting potential opportunities
  • Assist in the execution of acquisitions by performing due diligence and creating financial models
  • Regularly present to Benchling leadership
  • Establish strong relationships externally with the life sciences community
  • Product partnerships
  • Oversee and grow the Benchling Developer Program
  • Execute strategic product and/or technical partnerships as needed within market strategy priorities

Benchling's mission is to accelerate life science for the benefit of humanity. The company is building a modern R&D software for biotechnology research.

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding



San Francisco, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Four months of fully paid parental leave

401(k) plan

Remote working stipend

Yearly company-wide retreat

Monthly gym and wellness stipend

Commuter benefits

100% premiums covered for health, dental, and vision

Weekly company social events

Flexible PTO and company-wide winter holiday shutdown