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Head of Automation & Analytics Product Management - Benchling

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Job Title
Head of Automation & Analytics Product Management
Job Location
Remote, United States
Job Description

Biotechnology is rewriting life as we know it, from the medicines we take, to the crops we grow, the materials we wear, and the household goods that we rely on every day. But moving at the new speed of science requires better technology.

Benchling’s mission is to unlock the power of biotechnology. The world’s most innovative biotech companies use Benchling’s R&D Cloud to power the development of breakthrough products and accelerate time to milestone and market. 

Come help us bring modern software to modern science.


We’re looking for a Product Leader to own the expansion and evolution of our Automation and Analytics product lines. In this critical role, it will be your job to inspire and influence your team and expand the surface area of Benchling’s product to service critical data-related needs. We are seeking someone who is comfortable using data to inform priorities, while also demonstrating strong customer empathy with solid product instincts.


  • Partner with and obsess over our customers, constantly refining your understanding of their needs, how we can make them more productive, and the market opportunities they represent.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the Benchling product, including its strengths and weaknesses, that is informed by Benchling’s capabilities and our customers’ core jobs to be done.
  • Lead a team of product managers in building our Automation and Analytics products, including Lab Automation, Machine Learning, Insights, and the data-driven constructs that underpin them.
  • Partner with the leadership team across Product, Engineering, Design, and Strategy to build and refine our strategy, organization, product roadmaps, and approach to execution.
  • Reimagine and redefine how our customers interact with their scientific data through Benchling, from ingestion through lab instruments to data transformations and eventual analysis.


  • You will create strong, collaborative relationships across the business that are built fundamentally on trust and communication, which will enable you to move extremely quickly while maintaining alignment. This will be true not only across engineering, product, and design, but also with our go-to-market teams across Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, and more.
  • Beyond practicing empathy with our customers, you will rigorously fill in gaps of your own subject matter expertise to intimately understand their needs within fast-changing and technical complex fields of biotechnology and chemistry.
  • You will measure the impact of your team and work by defining success metrics, tracking progress, and adapting your plans based on insights from that data.
  • You will have a drive to question assumptions and validate hypotheses, obsessing over getting the product details right while still knowing how to ship on time.


  • You’ve successfully built and managed world-class enterprise software product management teams, building complex products that serve complex customers.
  • You have 10+ years as a product leader working on and selling enterprise data products (e.g. ETL), with at least 5 years experience as a people manager of PMs and a track record of recruiting and building strong product teams.
  • You thrive in the challenge of distilling clarity and focus from ambiguity and complexity, and are a strong problem solver that can gather, prioritize, and drive execution on customer and business requirements, turning them into successful product strategies.
  • You possess influential leadership and interpersonal skills that enable you to build strong relationships with customers, your reports, company peers, and company leadership.
  • You have a growth mindset, and are able to change your mind and readily admit mistakes. You ask for and give direct feedback.
  • You are excellent at listening to others and articulating ideas in written and oral form, both for internal and external communication.
  • Ideally you have experience with both life sciences R&D and high growth software technology companies.

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Benchling welcomes everyone. 

We believe diversity enriches our team so we hire people with a wide range of identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Even if you don't meet 100% of the qualifications for this job, we strongly encourage you to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer. That means we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Our leadership principles guide how all Benchlings can lead by example:

  • Admit mistakes and shortcomings
  • Deliver results
  • Disagree and commit
  • Obsess over customers
  • Rely on work ethic
  • Show empathy
  • Recruit and develop the best
  • Sweat the details
  • Think and communicate clearly
  • Unite around the mission

For applicants for U.S.-based roles only: All new hires in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons, we will explore potential reasonable accommodations; however, Benchling may not be able to grant such accommodations in all cases if doing so would cause undue hardship.

If you are a Colorado resident: Please contact us by emailing to receive compensation and benefits information for this role. Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.

Benchling Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Benchling Company Size

Between 500 - 1,000 employees

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Benchling Total Amount Raised


Benchling Funding Rounds

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  • Series F

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $200,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $34,500,000 USD

  • Series B

    $14,500,000 USD

  • Series A

    $7,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $5,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $900,000 USD