Gene Synthesis Product Manager

San Francisco, CA
Jul 18, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for a Product Manager that will develop multi-generational product strategies and guide planning for future positioning, growth, and development of product platforms for gene synthesis. This includes assessing and prioritizing customer and market requirements, working with strategic collaborators, research & development, operations and commercial team to deliver disruptive products. The product manager is ultimately responsible for revenue, margin, customer satisfaction, and market share objectives. 


  • In collaboration with the commercial team, the gene synthesis product manager will own and be responsible for growing the gene synthesis product portfolio
  • Work closely with customers and strategic partners to gather input to develop disruptive new products
  • Develop detailed product strategy and roadmaps to meet company financial and strategic objectives
  • Build business plans and strategy for the gene synthesis application area that include opportunity assessment, positioning strategy, financial analysis, and required tactical plans to support successful product adoption
  • Work very closely with development teams to ensure successful implementation of product requirements and drive product development to commercial launch
  • Champion successful product launches through requirements, development, and commercialization. Working closely with R&D and operations, the Product Manager owns the ultimate customer and financial success of new product introductions
  • Provide input to partnership opportunity assessments
  • Perform market research on an ongoing basis; define market trends, investigate customer needs, define product concept, customer requirement and product requirement
  • Train the sales teams and support selling activities as appropriate, including development of sales tools and collateral
  • Create content collateral and product messaging to convey value proposition to target markets
  • Manage collaborations with key partners and customers to rapidly develop innovative gene synthesis solutions and support broader product adoption


  • Track record of success defining and launching products in the research tools marketplace with a deep knowledge of synthetic DNA preferred
  • Must speak DNA
  • Understanding of gene synthesis technologies, workflows including current and future applications
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams, and to work effectively with customers, development, and sales teams
  • A successful candidate will have both molecular biology and product management experience
  • Demonstrated track record of managing high profile collaborations that deliver successful products
  • Experience with building product roadmaps and product life cycle management
  • Experience with financial modeling and data analysis skills. Ability to build and analyze models to forecast and track results
  • 3-6 years of relevant work experience in the life sciences or related field, with at least 5 years in product management/marketing positions
  • Degree in molecular biology, genetics or associated scientific field required. Ph.D., MBA or other advanced degree desirable, but not required
  • Outstanding leadership, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Hands on, high energy, positive attitude with a can do attitude that gets it done
  • Ability to travel up to 25% both domestically and internationally

About Twist Bioscience

At Twist Bioscience, our expertise is accelerating science and innovation by leveraging the power of scale. We have developed a proprietary semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process featuring a high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. Our platform overcomes the current inefficiencies of synthetic DNA production, and enables cost-effective, rapid, high-quality and high throughput synthetic gene production, which in turn, expedites the design, build, test cycle to enable personalized medicines, pharmaceuticals, sustainable chemical production, improved agriculture production, diagnostics, biodetection and data storage. For more information, please visit Twist Bioscience is on Twitter. Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @TwistBioscience at

Twist Bioscience Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Twist Bioscience Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic characteristics, or any other category protected by law.