Capture Manager-Concentric by Ginkgo

Ginkgo Bioworks is a publicly traded (NYSE: $DNA), high-growth biotechnology company based in Boston’s Seaport District, that is redesigning the living world to solve some of the globe’s growing challenges in health, energy, food, material, and more. Our mission to “make biology easier to engineer” is poised to disrupt multiple industries by leveraging our innovative data, automation, and scale capabilities in biological engineering. 


In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched a new service: Concentric by Ginkgo. We firmly believe that testing is an essential requirement to re-open the economy as quickly and safely as possible. Concentric is the largest provider of K-12 COVID-19 testing. We currently run state-level K-12 testing programs in more than 10 states and some of the nation’s largest school districts. To date, Concentric has sequenced more than 10,000 samples from a variety of sample types, in support of public health.


We are seeking a motivated Capture Manager to join our growing team as we design the future of biosecurity. Specifically, you bring subject matter expertise in Capture and Proposal Management to help lead Concentric’s growth in this domain for COVID-19 and beyond. Your responsibilities will include leading cross-functional teams to develop and implement capture strategies for a portfolio of assigned opportunities -  from initial identification through proposal submission and contract negotiation. As the Capture Manager, you are a cross-functional team player, committed to creating high performing deal teams to win assigned opportunities, while maintaining a positive, collaborative environment.  

Please note: This is a remote role, however periodic travel to our Boston office is expected at least once per quarter.



*Lead deal teams to develop and execute capture strategies for assigned opportunities

*Support opportunity qualification in conjunction with the Business Development team and other internal stakeholders

*Drive opportunity shaping activities in conjunction with the Business Development team and other contributing stakeholders to enhance win probability

*Drive win theme development, solution development, competitive assessments, teaming strategies, pricing strategy recommendations, call plans, action plans, and execution plans for assigned opportunities in conjunction with the deal team

*Support Business Development to foster and maintain high quality relationships with customers and partners for assigned opportunities

*Facilitate and/or lead proposal management activities to support the RFx/BAA response-  ensuring win themes, discriminators, and value proposition are clearly evident throughout the response, while ensuring compliance with RFx/BAA requirements and compliance with internal processes

*Write and edit specific proposal volumes as required 

*Lead and/or support gate reviews and proposal phase reviews

*Support contract negotiation activity

*Support transition from contract negotiation into project execution

*Support internal process improvement initiatives and BD Repository development and maintenance activities


Minimum Requirements

*BA or equivalent with 5 - 7  years of experience 

*Understanding of the full capture and proposal life-cycle

*Demonstrated experience leading large captures for complex, high impact Federal and/or State/Local opportunities

*Excellent people management skills, attention to detail, and ability to be persistent while maintaining tact and team morale in a matrixed environment


Preferred Capabilities and Experience

*Experience in Federal and/or State & Local biosecurity or related field

*Excellent supervisory, written and oral communication, and organizational skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous capture and proposal efforts

*Knowledge of acquisition-relevant sections of the following: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), 10 U.S.C § 2358, Department of Defense (DoD) Grants and Agreements Regulations (DoDGARs), 10 U.S.C. § 2371, and other federal acquisition policies, processes, procedures, and contracting laws


Note on culture: Concentric by Ginkgo is a high energy, positive and fast paced environment where new challenges and opportunities arise every day, so this opportunity is ideal for people who thrive in those kinds of environments, and for people who like lots of variety in their day. There are lots of opportunities to learn and grow. The team is motivated by doing high impact work in service to society. To get a sense of the culture at Ginkgo, read some articles in Grow by Ginkgo, the company magazine we produce, which tells the story of synthetic biology in a Ginkgo-authentic way.


We also feel that it’s important to point out the obvious here – there’s a serious lack of diversity in our industry, and that needs to change. Our goal is to help drive that change. Ginkgo is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.  


We’re developing a powerful biological engineering platform, so we must remain mindful of the many ways our technology can – and will – impact people around the world. We care about how our platform is used, and having a diverse team to build it gives us the best chance that it’s something we’ll be proud of as it continues to grow. Therefore, it’s critical that we incorporate the diverse voices and visions of all those who play a role in the future of biology.


It is the policy of Ginkgo Bioworks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants.

About Ginkgo Bioworks:

Ginkgo Bioworks was founded in 2008 with the mission to make biology easier to engineer. Engineering biology isn’t easy. It is frustratingly, painfully difficult. It’s programming without a debugger, manufacturing without CAD, and construction without cranes. At Ginkgo we are building a team that can build debuggers, write CAD, and operate cranes. We are looking for the best engineers, scientists, and hackers.

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