Manufacturing and Supply Chain Manager – Paris, France

The company

Founded in 2014 in Paris, DNA Script is the world leader in enzymatic DNA synthesis. The company aims to accelerate innovation in life sciences and technology through rapid, affordable and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script's approach leverages billions of years of natural evolution to enable genome-scale synthesis. The company's technology has the potential to greatly accelerate the development of new therapeutics, enhanced diagnostics, sustainable chemical production, improved crops and DNA data storage.

DNA Script has raised over 58 M€ of financing to date, mostly through equity funding from prestigious players such as LSP, Illumina Ventures, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Bpifrance, Kurma Partners and Idinvest. The company partners with leading institutions, in particular Institut Pasteur.

We are looking to assemble a team of world class, innovative and passionate people gathering their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of DNA to write the future of life sciences. We offer the opportunity to join a dynamic, international and highly skilled team in a high-performance biotech startup. We offer a competitive benefits package (salary, equity, healthcare, meal vouchers and public transportation) along with a unique opportunity to work in the heart of Paris.

The role

As the Operations Lead you will be responsible for setting up and managing manufacturing processes both internally and externally, building and maintaining the supply chain, implementing the Operations module of an ERP, sourcing providers, negotiating prices in line with corporate targets and managing vendors.


  • Set-up and manage manufacturing capabilities of reagents and consumables as well as supply chain operations from both internal and external suppliers/partners
  • Develop, lead and execute reagent kit production operations including component sourcing, fill and finish, labelling, tracking and final shipping.
  • Lead the development and implementation of global projects such as ERP deployment
  • Develop, lead and execute procurement and purchasing strategies
  • Develop, lead and execute supply chain strategies for handling of materials and equipment, including legal documents such as contracts and import/export agreements
  • Determine key KPIs in order to ensure continuity of supply and achievement of cost reduction targets
  • Identify process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner
  • Work with other departments to forecast needs and determine best vendors
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Manage production flow for components and assemblies considering demand and lead times to optimize stock levels across multiple sites worldwide
  • Regularly communicate with Sales and Marketing, Finance and Customer Service Teams to make inventory decisions based on trends, inventory level goals and customer order fill rates

Qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Life Science, Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience managing a large laboratory / manufacturing facility or extensive knowledge of Life Science business practices and financial management of Standard Costs and operating processes
  • Experience with Production Planning, Item Master Data (Bills of Material, Routing, Lot Costing Size, etc), and Capacity Planning
  • Proficient in MRP utilization for supply chain and inventory planning principles is required
  • Proven hands on experience with procurement and purchasing
  • Effective team player who possesses strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Sense of urgency as to objectives and timelines, while maintaining flexibility to shifting priorities
  • Ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations. Strong organizational, analytical and reporting skills
  • Fluent English speaker and excellent communication skills
  • Attention to details


  • Technical experience in deploying and managing an ERP
  • Previous experience in a similar position in a biotech and/or life science company
  • APICS certification
  • Experience with reagent/kit manufacturing including fill and finish
  • Previous experience in recombinant protein production
  • Previous experience in nucleotide chemistry


  • Job located in Kremlin-Bicêtre (Paris area)
  • Start date: ASAP