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Head Of Strategy

Verb Biotics
Boston, MA
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Head of Strategy and Finance

Location: Boston; Boulder/Denver; Remote

Company Overview

Verb Biotics is a new company built on Ginkgo Bioworks’ biotechnology platformwith the goal of improving overall human health through probiotics (“biotic”)technology that provides consumers with an “I feel the effect” experience. Ourproducts target specific health indications that we intentionally design &engineer “botic” solutions that have a clear “mechanism-of-action”. We arebuilding a passionate team of health and wellness experts and are seeking aHead of Strategy and Finance to help refine and execute our strategy whilesupporting the team with various operational activities.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Head of Strategy and Finance will play acritical role in building our company’s product platforms utilizing cuttingedge biotechnology. This is a strategic position focused on continuouslyimproving the way our company operates, executes, and plans (financially) tocreate value. It will require creative thinking and will play a highlyinfluential role in the early framing and execution of our strategy, businessprocess development, and culture. This role will also shape and support Verb’scommercial and financial needs as they emerge.

To be successful in this position, you must have the drive and ability toexplore, invest, and troubleshoot in a thoughtful, creative, and innovativefashion to help the team deliver on our strategic business objectives andoverall vision. As Verb Biotics is a start-up company, the Head of Strategy andFinance will wear many hats and is key in supporting the CEO to nurture awinning company culture.

Core Responsibilities


Primary role for this position will be to lead the strategic planning andfinancial modeling processes for the company
Work closely with C-Suite to develop a deep understanding of the company’sstrategic objectives and drive company operational excellence to meet andachieve our goals
Drive, support and measure strategic operational programs of the company
Support business planning for key commercial and R&D initiatives -including financial models, goals, portfolio investment strategy and riskassessment
Strategic thought partner to the CEO. Provide insightful recommendations to theleadership team

Team Support

Support technical and commercial team key projects to ensure timelines andfinancial goals are being met by utilizing and analyzing information in theproject cost plans and other management tools including Smart Sheets andHubSpot
Work cross functionally to develop and implement business processes andguidelines (including organizational SOPs)
Partner with the leadership team to develop and deliver critical statusupdates, metrics, and analytics for the organization’s Objectives, Goals andStrategy (OGS), and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
Setting and meeting internal objectives and preparing Board of Director levelwork and projects

Qualifications & Skills

4+ years of professional experience in a business operations, strategy, orfinance role
Excels at financial modeling and forecasting different operating and financialscenarios
Strong project management skills - highly organized, comfortable, and effectivein holding others accountable
Proven track record of managing multiple complex projects concurrently in across functional environment
Highly developed communications skills and interpersonal savvy (high EQ)

Key Traits

Willingness to work hard and take direction, but also creatively solve problemsfor which the answers aren’t always obvious
Strong personal code of ethics, integrity, and trust
Results and action-oriented
Appetite for big thinking with a great ability around simplification

“Nice to Have:

Experience in a start-up setting
Experience managing complex projects in the Smart Sheets project platform
Experience working in R&D intensive environments
Knowledge/experience in biotechnology, CPG/supplement industry (Health &Wellness)

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