Product Manager - Libraries

Twist Bioscience
Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Description

Twist Biosciences is recruiting a Product Manager to support the upcoming launch of its next generation DNA libraries. In the role (s)he will drive an effort that is charged with taking a product from inception to commercialization. (S)he will work on both a strategic and tactical level by owning the entire product life cycle as well as defining a commercialization plan that enables accelerated adoption within the target market, specifically the pharmaceutical market. Within this scope, (s)he must be able to analyze the market by identifying trends, assessing the competition, conducting customer voice surveys and identifying opportunities that can be addressed, allowing for the definition of requirements that lead to well-differentiated products with a strategic market fit. The ideal candidate must also possess a keen understanding of the target market and their behavior to ensure a successful commercial roll out.

(S)he must possess a unique blend of startup style "get-it-done" mentality as well as the rigor associated with mature product development processes. Proposed product concepts will be expected to solve real customer pain points, increase the overall value of the business and deliver a measurable return on R&D investment.

(S)he must be able to communicate with all areas of the company and work collaboratively across different functional teams to ensure efficient use of resources in efforts to meet the planned market release, refine the product message and with the R&D team to understand the finer technical details. (S)he will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for the product.

  • Work across multiple disciplines to distill market data, including competitive information, into product requirements that define well-differentiated DNA libraries product
  • Understand key market trends and competitive landscape
  • Create alignment for product concept across all parts of the business
  • Integrate with R&D, informatics, production, program managers, designers and external vendors to insure the final product will satisfy a true customer need and exceptional support plan is in place to ensure adoption and retention
  • Establish collaborative relationships with key partners to validate the product concept
  • Work collaboratively with other product managers and program managers to clearly define positioning, key benefits and execute launch plans and ensure product adoption
  • Own and communicate the product message towards the production of collateral and product documentation associated with new product launch
  • Train and support sales staff with up to date product knowledge and positioning
  • Assist in the development of the product support structure and organization
  • B.S or greater in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field with at least 5 years of experience in developing nucleic acid based products within a formal process development process
  • Basic Immunology & Antibody knowledge
  • At least 3 years of hands on experience with nucleic acid based products
  • Support of 3 nucleic acid product launches from either a product management, R&D lead, FAS or tech transfer role
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both executive and R&D environments
  • The ability to organize large problems into addressable actions
  • The ability to be hands-on in a startup environment
  • Proven ability to accomplish tasks in a cross-functional team environment (ex. engineering, marketing, technical support).

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology or related field
  • Antibody discovery and development experience
  • Experience delivering nucleic acid products from new product concept to release
  • Proven track record of concisely reporting VOC information to marketing and development teams
  • Ability to translate user input into product requirements
  • Proven ability to communicate complex concepts in writing.
  • Ability to develop detailed plans and then execute on those plans.
  • Ability to identify and execute on only the most important issues
  • Ability to know when to act quickly to proactively solve problems.
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About Our Organization

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 10,000-well high throughput silicon platform capable of producing synthetic biology tools, including genes, oligonucleotide pools and variant libraries. By synthesizing DNA on silicon instead of on traditional 96-well plastic plates, 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 is an equal opportunity employer.

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