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Sr Program Manager

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Operations
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Sr Program Manager

Twist Bioscience is at an exciting phase of growth in business. The Program Management Office (PMO) is seeking an experienced, highly-motivated program manager to enable the tremendous growth of Twist’s Next Generation DNA synthesis business. He/she will be pivotal in forming the vision, vibrant culture and team, be a key driver in Twist's successful New Product Introduction (NPI) and strategic business transformation initiatives from concept to launch. Additionally, you will have an opportunity to help shape the team’s systems and processes as we continue to scale with the growth of the company. This is a high-visibility, high-impact role within the Twist organization.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in managing a range of complex, high-impact projects with strong organizational leadership, possess strong influencing skills, be flexible and able to succeed in a fast paced organization. A strong scientific or engineering background is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Leads cross-functional core teams. Collaborates with team members to develop detailed project plans. Coordinates activities across multiple functional groups including Product Management, R&D, tech transfer, manufacturing, and QC/QA.
  • Leads and facilitates project meetings with an efficient and structured approach to ensure successful execution. Generates and disseminates meeting minutes which accurately capture key decisions, open issues and action items. Follows up on status of task and action item execution both within and outside of meetings, and updates project documentation (project timeline, meeting minutes) accordingly.
  • Leads projects and team members through ISO 13485 design control process; creates and maintains a high-quality DHF.
  • Builds high morale and team commitments to goals and objectives by creating a compelling sense of common purpose and direction.
  • Communicates project progress on behalf of core teams to senior management regularly.
  • Proactively identifies any technical/resource issues, concerns or challenges of assigned projects; develops action plans to address open issues, including escalation to key partners and stakeholders. Facilitates tradeoff decisions and removes obstacles.
  • Applies Twist guiding principles (Grit, Impact, Service, Trust) to daily work; acts with a sense of urgency and leads by example.

Qualifications

  • BS or higher degree in Life Sciences or Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience managing projects in biotech, medical device or pharmaceutical industry, with prior technical experience.
  • Self-motivated, ambitious with long-term career goals.
  • Proven track record in leading cross-functional teams and driving teams to achieve aggressive goals.
  • Experience with ISO 13485 design control and Quality Management Systems.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to develop trusting relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Assertiveness to tactfully address concerns or conflicts openly within core and extended teams.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty/ambiguity in a constructive manner and generate options for moving forward.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to clearly summarize issues to senior leaders, drive consensus and forge solutions, stays focused and on-point.
  • Ability to make good business decisions and exercises sound judgment.
  • Strong work ethic, commitment to the highest quality of work
  • Proficient with project management tools and applications (such as Smartsheets/Asana/JIRA/Confluence)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in both startup and big-company environments is a plus.
  • Familiarity with both product development and manufacturing activities is a plus.
  • PMP or similar project management certification is a plus.
  • Experience with both physical products (hardware, reagents) and software products is a plus.

Actual job title will be determined based on experience.

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

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.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience synthesizes genes from scratch, known as “writing” DNA. Just as children learn to both read and write, the next phase of development for the genomics revolution is the ability to write DNA.

At Twist Bioscience, we work in service of people who are changing the world for the better. In fields such as health care, agriculture, industrial chemicals and data storage, our unique silicon-based DNA Synthesis Platform provides precision at a scale that is otherwise unavailable to our customers.

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.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

The base cash compensation for this California-based role is below. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location and may vary from the amount listed above. Compensation may be different in other locations.
San Francisco Bay Area Pay Range
$123,000$166,000 USD