TWIST BIOSCIENCE CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Twist Bioscience Corp. is an innovative synthetic biology company founded in April 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Twist is the first company to successfully marry small scale engineering with biology to commercialize silicon-based production of high fidelity and high quality synthetic DNA faster, cheaper and seamlessly. In a relatively short time since its foundation the company has established itself as market leader with 200 employees and $195M of raised capital to date. 

Synthetic DNA has been used for more than five decades in a growing number of applications including drug development, vaccines and antibiotics, diagnostics, chemicals, agriculture and other industrial needs. It also has promise in novel applications like data storage. The company is keen to leverage its high-quality synthetic DNA platform to grow its market potential by vertical integration of some of these applications.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Account executive is responsible for delivering revenue and driving growth in their territory for Twist Bioscience products. (S)he is accountable for delivering accurate revenue forecasts throughout the fiscal year, enabling the executive team to monitor business performance and drive decision making. (S)he is required to maintain knowledge of competitor products and their commercial strategies, identifying and escalating their activities in a time bound manner. (S)he is also accountable for providing customer feedback on Twist Bioscience products in addition to identifying unmet customer needs that will enable the development of new and innovative products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Job performance will involve a variety of activities including:

  • Attain quarterly and annual revenue targets established from annual commission plans.
  • Develops and execute strategies with accounts; including seasonal account business plans and revenue targets
  • Deliver accurate and timely forecasts for their territory.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with new and existing customers at multiple organizational levels.
  • Develop contingency and risk mitigation plans for their region as necessary.
  • Develop and execute supply agreements to support new and existing business.
  • Work collaboratively with operations to minimize time to revenue.
  • Maintain CRM database with up to date information
  • Represent the company at relevant tradeshows.
  • Maintain and raise awareness of the competitive landscape, provide customer feedback and introduce new product ideas to internal partners.
  • Ensures timely execution of order tracking, order input, retail release and launch information, order confirmation, and  delivery information
  • Additional duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Proven track record of delivering financial targets on a quarterly and annual basis
  • At least 5 years of experience of selling life science reagents and solutions. Knowledge of synthetic biology products and markets preferred.
  • Businesses to business experience preferred, in particular selling to pharma, chemical and/or agbio organizations.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of synthetic biology applications utilizing synthetic genes, pathways and organisms a necessity.
  • A background in technical sales and support or product management is preferred.
  • Application of Salesforce.com a prerequisite.

KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Demonstrated drive determination and self-motivation resulting in consistent achievement of financial results.
  • Demonstrated scientific problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated technical depth in synthetic biology applications and workflows.
  • Positive external and internal relationship management skills.
  • Ability to participate with others as a member of the team to ensure that demanding and difficult projects are handled smoothly and cooperatively.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a start-up/ change oriented environment.
  • Proven coaching, mentoring, team-building and leadership skills.
  • Proven as a strategic thinker, backed up by a track record of tactical execution.

 EDUCATION:  

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S) from four year College or university preferred in Biology or similar field.

COMPENSATION:

  • Base Salary with Commission, and equity depending on experience

LOCATION

  • Remote, Guangzhou, China

 

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