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Commercial Lead

Ark Biotech

Ark Biotech

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Ark Biotech is powering the most important infrastructure buildout of this generation to transform how people consume protein. Ark is a B2B company engineering and designing next-generation production systems for the cultivated meat industry. We are a venture-backed startup driven by a desire to create a better food system for the planet and its inhabitants. At Ark, you will have the opportunity to solve difficult problems that matter and apply cutting-edge engineering and science in an environment that rewards creativity and visionary approaches.
As the Commercial Lead for our cutting-edge bioreactor equipment designed for biomanufacturing, you will play a pivotal role in driving the acquisition and success of customers in both bench-scale trials and industrial-scale sales environments. This dynamic position requires a strategic thinker with a passion for customer satisfaction and a keen interest in biomanufacturing.
Ark is a fast paced, start-up and the commercial lead will be expected to wear many hats.


  • Full-time, exempt
  • Greater Boston area
  • 2-5 days of travel a month, including international travel
  • Benefits include health, dental, and vision coverage, holiday and vacation time, 401k matching, stock options, and opportunity for career advancement as the company grows

Key responsibilites

  • Customer Acquisition Strategy: Develop and implement strategies to acquire new customers for our advanced bioreactor equipment.
  • Bench-Scale Trial Success: Collaborate with the process science team to facilitate successful bench-scale trials for prospective clients. Guide customers through the trial process, addressing technical queries and ensuring a seamless experience.
  • Industrial-Scale Sales: Lead the sales efforts for industrial-scale bioreactor equipment. Provide technical expertise during sales presentations and negotiations.
  • Collateral Creation and Marketing: Take a leadership role in creating marketing collateral tailored to showcase the advanced features and benefits of our bioreactor equipment.
  • Pricing Strategy: Develop and refine pricing strategies to maximize revenue while maintaining competitiveness in the biomanufacturing equipment market.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with the process science team, engineering team, and other relevant departments to ensure a cohesive and effective approach to customer acquisition and satisfaction.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Own day-to-day interactions with customers, addressing their needs, providing technical support, and ensuring a positive customer experience.
  • Industry Insight: Stay informed about advancements in biomanufacturing, industry regulations, and emerging technologies to position our bioreactor equipment as cutting-edge and aligned with market needs.
  • Performance Metrics: Establish and monitor key performance indicators related to customer acquisition, satisfaction, and revenue growth for both bench-scale and industrial-scale initiatives.
  • Contract Negotiation: Lead negotiations for contracts and agreements with clients, ensuring mutually beneficial terms for the company.

About you

  • Background in biotechnology, bioengineering, or a related field is preferred.
  • Proven experience in a commercial role within the biopharmaceutical or biomanufacturing industry.
  • Experience with hardware sales; software sales a plus.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Ark Biotech is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.