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VP Product at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
The Vice President, Product will be responsible for developing genome engineering new product solutions, identifying growth opportunities, refining existing product portfolios and executing new product initiatives to meet Synthego’s growth goals and strategy. This role will also develop and streamline a process to bring products to market rapidly and efficiently, ensuring marketing and sales alignment to achieve company growth objectives and drive product success and profitability. Direct reports under this role is the Director of New Products and Director of Product Growth and their technical and product management teams.

What You'll Do

    • Understand Synthego’s current and evolving business goals and translate them into a maintainable product vision and roadmap.
    • Define the organization's new product objectives and initiatives; determine the long-term vision and direction toward that destination for the product.
    • Take responsibility for new product solutions and service definitions and drive development on time, on budget, and with high quality and value.
    • Collaborate with science, engineering and operational teams to build the best experience for customers.
    • Establish product development processes, best practices, and policies and a product management culture within the organization.
    • Provide leadership and exercise decision-making regarding priorities, best practices, methodologies, and operational execution

About You

    • MS or PhD in a technical or scientific discipline
    • 10 years of broad-based, progressive executive product management experience
    • Must possess a broad understanding of the life science industry, preferably having worked in companies at the intersection of science and high technology
    • Successfully worked in a high-pace environment where rapid product testing and geometric product portfolio growth are the standard.
    • Strong executive presence and ability to clearly discuss and communicate product value and benefits.
    • Experience in both upstream product definition and downstream product development and execution.
    • Ability to develop and nurture a team of Directors and Product Managers.
    • Leadership skills to influence others in a matrix organization and infuse them with a passion for the proposed products and services.
    • Demonstrated experience leading inspirationally with a commitment to common goals and vision.
    • Ability to anticipate and lead change through the organization, equipping people to adapt quickly.
    • Experience maximizing customer linkages and aligning resources with strategic priorities.
    • Experience in working with Key-Opinion Leaders and leading technologies.

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco (more locations to come)
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.