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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sales Executive | Chemicals | Midlands & North West UK | to £30K (£32K OTE)

A European market leader in the production of speciality chemical is expanding its commercial team within the UK and is keen to recruit a dedicated Sales Executive. The company is focused on strengthening its UK presence and this exciting new position is key to the companys growth plans.

The group's activities include research, development, production, marketing and sales of speciality chemicals. Group sales are in excess of Euros 500 million.

The role will involve building relationships with existing and prospective customers to sell the features and benefits of the companys product lines. You will be responsible for planning and executing sales activities and using market intelligence to develop new and existing business. You will also budget and forecast volumes, values and margins, and ensure that quotations to customers meet the customers and the companys needs.  You will inherit existing warm accounts and have the time and support to develop the territory. The territory covers the North of the UK and Scotland or Midlands/South depending on your location. You will need to live within a commutable distance of the Derbyshire offices.

You will need a science degree ideally with some sales experience.  Experience in chemical sales is not required, however this would be an advantage. This is your chance to break into the chemicals industry and full training will be given. This is a role you can develop in, the responsibilities will increase when you are ready to take on new challenges. If you do not have sales experience but feel that this commercial path is well suited to you please apply with a covering letter and trainees will be considered, a chemical degree background or similar would be required.

The company offers a competitive remuneration package including bonus, company car, healthcare, pension, mobile phone and laptop.

Please contact Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8972

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Marketing Communications Manager | Bioscience | South West UK | to £55K (£65K OTE)

My client is a global market leader in the field of additives for feed products.  The company is renowned  for its innovation and commitment to product research and development. The operations are truly international and the company offers outstanding opportunities for career advancement.

This role is for a Marketing Communications Manager  and you will take responsibility for the global marketing communications strategy in alignment with relevant strategic business units such as sales, technical services, regulatory and product management functions.  The mission is to enhance the perception and reputation of the companys products and positioning within key customer audiences. 

This is a hands-on role and will require the skills to produce impactful copy and the ability to communicate complex or technical information to audiences via key messages and a succinct delivery style.

The role is both tactical and strategic and your input will help shape the marketing strategy and company product positioning.  In addition to this there will be direct line management responsibility for up to two reports.

To be suitable for this role you will need to be able to communicate complex technical information in an impactful style and have experience of writing a similar style of copy.  Significant marketing experience is required from either the ingredients, pharmaceutical, life science of FMCG  sectors within an international business environment.

A marketing qualification is highly desirable and an excellent understanding  of marketing  theory and practice especially as it relates to industrial markets.

You should possess the availability to travel internationally  (up to 10%).

A degree background is expected, ideally from a bioscience sector and a marketing  or business diploma.  Any knowledge of the feed or ingredients market would be a distinct advantage.

For a confidential discussion please contact Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email Jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8971

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Field Service Engineer | Mass Spectrometry | UK | to £35K (£38K OTE)

An innovative manufacturer of mass spectrometry instruments is expanding its support team in Europe and is now keen to recruit a field service engineer in the UK. 

The role will involve supporting customers in the UK and mainland Europe by installing instruments, completing preventative maintenance visits and emergency visits to resolve system problems.  In addition to these standard servicing based requirements you will have the opportunity to train customers on the correct use of the systems and also be able to discuss some application based questions with customers.  The company are keen for their service engineers to be able to offer complete support to the customers, predominately this will be engineering based but occasionally it may require discussion around the chemistry. 

The successful candidate will be an electromechanical engineer with either field based or in house based service experience on mass spectrometry systems, be happy to travel and feel comfortable talking to customers and resolving their issues.  This is a great opportunity to join a growing company who will provide a great deal of autonomy, call Scott soon to find out more.

Job Ref: 8970

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UK Sales Representative | UK | Analytical Chemistry | to £27K (£35K OTE)

A very exciting opportunity has become available with an innovative manufacturer of analytical chemistry products which is looking to expand its commercial team and is keen to recruit an Account Manager. 

The role will involve developing sales of high value capital equipment to research facilities within the UK.  This will include large pharmaceutical companies and academic centres.  The company has excellent relationships with a number of pharmaceutical companies and you will be expected to build on these relationships, identify sales opportunities and capitalise upon them. 

The successful candidate will be a graduate, ideally with some laboratory experience in an analytical chemistry department who is now keen to enter the commercial world.  You will need to be driven, committed and have first rate communication skills.  You will work closely with a highly experienced sales director who will share his industry knowledge and commercial skills with you yet allow you the freedom to develop.  To discuss this exceptionally rare opportunity to take that first step into sales contact us soon.

Job Ref: 8969

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Technical Support Specialist | South West UK | HPLC, GC, LC-MS | To £30K

A leading life science company is keen to recruit a Technical Support Specialist to handle technical queries for the extensive range of analytical chemistry products that the company manufactures. 

The role will be office based and you will be part of a team handling technical customer enquiries, troubleshooting customer issues and assisting customers with the development of experimental work by telephone and e-mail.  You will also provide technical advice to field sales teams when required and support the sales teams from a technical perspective. 

The successful candidate will be a graduate or have a higher level qualification with hands-on research experience using HPLC, GC, LC-MS techniques.  Excellent communication skills will be essential.  No previous commercial experience is necessary so this is an ideal opportunity to move into a international company that can offer extensive training and a long term career opportunities.

Job Ref: 8968

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Portfolio Manager | Immunology | South East UK | to £60K (£65K OTE)

Market leading life science reagent company is looking for a product portfolio manager to lead a team of 4 product managers.  The company is highly respected and manufacture and supply immunology reagents, kits proteins and peptides.

The role is to take charge of the product development department including marketing plans and assessing new product opportunities.  The role will have 4 direct reports who are existing product managers.

Up to 15% international travel would be expected.

For this role you will need significant commercial experience in the life science industry and product management experience including product launch exposure.

An Msc and experience with immunology or protein based kits and reagents would be required along with line management experience.

The company offers a very competitive salary package and a supportive and pro-active working environment.

Job Ref: 8948

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Account Manager | North West UK | to £32K (£40K OTE)

A great new position has become available within a highly innovative life science company that has shown consistent growth over the last seven years and over 40% this year alone! It is privately owned and has no outstanding debt which allows them a high degree of flexibility with regard to product development and innovation.  They develop all of their own products themselves which has given them a number of advantages in the market place over others.  The company is keen to recruit an Account Manager created through expansion to cover one of two potential areas, either the South East of the UK or M62 region.  The company is keen to hire someone who can develop new business proactively yet also manage established accounts and nurture them. 

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with some existing laboratory sales experience.  Those with a consumable sales background are of particular interest.  If you are looking to step up from internal sales or move from a more catalogue orientated sales role you should contact us.  This is a brilliant opportunity to join a small yet highly successful company which manufactures its own innovative products that have real benefits over others in the market.  You will be listened to, and work with a brilliant group of people.  They also offer commission on all sales generated, no thresholds, from pound one, including all existing business, paid monthly!

Job Ref: 8966

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Technical Sales Engineer | Benelux (UK based) | to £30K (£45K OTE)

Are you looking for a sales role including international travel? Selling unique instrumentation? For a passionate company who value their team?

A new sales role is now open in a well respected company which has developed a novel technology. They have no direct competitors so they have a lot of interest from customers, making this an excellent opportunity to increase sales and achieve bonuses. They are increasing the size of their direct sales teams throughout Europe and with continued success this company offers excellent career prospects.

This role is UK based and travel will be throughout Benelux, Spain and Portugal and it is envisaged that you will be visiting customers 3 to 4 days per week. You will have a proven track record of sales success, within the life science instrument market, ideally to the pharmaceutical industry as this is where the company is focussing on increasing their market share. You will need a scientific degree and an understanding of characterisation instruments.

The company offers a competitive salary and benefits and you will be rewarded for every sale; the bonus is uncapped.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8965

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Molecular Diagnostics Sales Manager | Central Germany | to €62K (€72K OTE)

A leading provider of molecular diagnostic research platforms is looking to expand its team and recruit a Territory Manager to cover Central Germany  (main accounts are in Erlangen, Fürth, Bayreuth, Gera, Bamberg, Würzburg, Fulda, Kassel, Gießen, Marburg).

This company is  fast becoming the key player in this field, and is continuing to grow rapidly.

You will be responsible for driving a highly complex diagnostic sale from introduction of new screening and diagnostic concepts through closure and implementation, working with physicians, laboratory, and executive staff members to identify needs, gain consensus, and close business as rapidly as possible.

You will need to show proven sales success in either the life science, diagnostics or healthcare arena. You will need to be a motivated individual who is happy to grow business, not just manage existing accounts.

For more information, please contact Kristina Southcott on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8963

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Development Scientist | Animal Nutrition | South West UK

Our client is an innovative multi-national market leader in animal feed additives with a global reputation for new product development.  They offer real career prospects and a supportive professional environment.

As a Development Scientist (Animal Nutrition) you will be a key member of the project team responsible for product development.  You will interact with research, technical services, regulatory, intellectual property and product management teams.

You will have budgetary responsibility for associated projects and plan and execute research trials with leading contract research organisations around the world.  Networking with these organisations you will be involved in producing high quality data which will support the companys high scientific profile in nutrition solutions for the animal feed industry.

You will produce scientific papers and present them at conferences to support the animal nutrition divisions profile as market leader.

This is an interactive role and will liaise with product management, technical services, regulatory and intellectual property teams to ensure they are able to gain maximum value from new product and service solutions. This could involve internal technical support and delivering training sessions with colleagues.

For this role you will need an MSc ( with some research experience) or PhD in animal science or a related discipline - the focus should be monogastric nutrition.  A basic understanding of the animal feed industry will be beneficial. 

Relevant industry experience in the field of animal nutrition development science will be a significant advantage but is not essential if you can demonstrate the  calibre and ability to contribute to this field.

The salary is commensurate with experience. The role is office based in the South of the UK.

For a confidential discussion please call Jonathan Pearse on  +44 (0) 1279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8961

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Business Development Director | UK | Clinical Research | to £60K (£110K OTE)

A highly innovative and unique life science company is expanding its commercial team in Europe and is keen to recruit a Business Development Director to spear head its commercial expansion across Europe.  The company has developed its own image analysis software platform that is targeted at pharmaceutical companies with drugs in the clinical trials process.  This software enables pharmaceutical companies to reduce costs, increase accuracy and dramatically improves quality assurance through standardised reports which is a massive benefit in multi-centre trials. 

The role will focus on developing business with clinical research organisations (CROs) and pharmaceutical companies directly.  The company has worked with a number of key opinion leaders and can customise the product to suit customer needs. 

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with a strong track record of success in selling complex solutions to CRO and pharmaceutical customers.  Those with knowledge of the biomarker industry would be of particular interest.  This is a tremendous opportunity to join a growing company that can offer the opportunity to build a team beneath you and ultimately become a board member with share holding in the business.  To discuss this opportunity in confidence contact Scott.

Job ref: 8962

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Genomics Service Contract Internal Sales - Europe | UK based | to £27K (£42K OTE)

Are you a life science graduate with plenty of entrepreneurial spirit and looking for your first commercial role?

If so, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to join a globally recognised leader in the genomics field as an Internal Account Manager for service contracts for Europe. This role will be ideal for someone with a life science degree, a European language in addition to fluency in English, and some evidence of entrepreneurial spirit or business awareness, which could come from outside of the life science field.  The role itself will involve managing sales of servicing contracts for genomic research instruments to specific accounts by telephone and e-mail.  You will be selling to customers throughout Europe and working alongside the internal and field sales teams. This is a fantastic place to begin your career with full training and support to ensure your success and opportunities for career progression.  Those who have a degree with some previous sales experience in any industry should certainly contact us. 

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8952

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Genomics Inside Sales - Nordics | UK based | to £27K (£42K OTE)

Are you a life science graduate with plenty of entrepreneurial spirit and looking for your first commercial role?

If so, this is a wonderful opportunity to join a globally recognised leader in the genomics field as an Internal Account Manager.  The company is expanding this team and has an open role for a fluent English speaker, ideally with a Nordic language as well.  This role is ideal for those who have a good understanding of the molecular biology research area and have either a PhD or experience from a laboratory-based role.  Some previous commercial experience from outside of the life science field would also be beneficial.  The role itself will involve managing sales to specific accounts by telephone and e-mail.  Products will include genomic research instruments, consumables and services.  You will work alongside the field sales team and support their sales activity across Europe.  Full training and support will be available to ensure your success.  Those who have a degree and subsequent research experience or an MSc/PhD with some previous sales experience in any industry should certainly contact us.  But if you do not have commercial experience yet genuinely want to move into the commercial field and feel you have the skills to be successful do call us and convince us you are the person for the job!

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk           

               

Job Ref: 8951

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Product Support Specialist | Spectrophotometry | South East UK | to £26K (£31K OTE)

·         Are you a graduate looking for your first role in a science company?

·         Would you enjoy the opportunity to travel internationally?

This role is a varied role combining field applications, servicing instruments, office based technical support of both customers and the office team and some promotional work. If you enjoy travelling to meet customers but also like to have a team environment in the office to go to then this is a fantastic role combining both.

You will be supporting users with specialised spectrophotometry instruments, including installation, servicing and upgrading the instruments and training customers. You will travel globally as this company has customers worldwide. In addition you will be supporting the office staff technically and will promote the aftersales service contracts to the customers.

You will need experience with spectrophotometers and should be confident to install and fix these after some training. You should also have some experience in a customer facing role, this does not have to be in science. However, experience in a commercial scientific role would be advantageous.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8956

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Ultrasound Sales & Service Engineer | UK | to £40K (£75K OTE)

If you have experience servicing medical ultrasound equipment, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you! Our client, a fast-growing specialist in the servicing of ultrasound equipment is offering a very generous salary for an experienced service engineer.

This role offers independence and would allow you to execute your own work plans to achieve your own targets, whilst being fully supported from the companys head office in the Midlands.

This role will be tasked with servicing existing contracts whilst developing these relationships further and securing new business. This organisation will reward those who have the ability to combine their servicing experience with their relationship building skills to help grow a business.

Their hands-off management style would suit a professional individual who could be based anywhere in the UK. Those with a good knowledge of your local NHS trusts & private hospitals will be at an advantage.

With good prospects, a highly competitive salary and a generous reward scheme for hard working individuals this role offers the chance to secure an early, prominent position in a fast moving, fast growing company.

Contact Tom now for a free, confidential discussion on 01279 657 716 or tom@seltekconsultants.co.uk.

Job Ref: 8958

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UK Sales Specialist | to £40K (£80K OTE)

A fantastic opportunity has become available within a company that is launching a new instrument to the market after completing an exhaustive period of product development.  Reference sites are in place, service and support is in place, the missing element is a driven, committed sales person. 

The role will involve introducing the company to research laboratories across the UK to develop a sales pipeline; working in collaboration with an experienced applications specialist you will close sales and develop the install base across the UK.  The company has an excellent CRM system with potential customers waiting to be contacted, excellent reference sites and existing customers that need further development.  In return the company can offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to double this salary in commission.  There is no threshold and you will earn bonus on every instrument sold. 

The successful candidate will be a life science graduate with life science sales experience, be very driven and keen to take a leading role in this company's success.  Longer term opportunities could include sales management, distribution management and even some share ownership in the business.  To discuss this rare and exciting opportunity contact Scott in confidence soon.

Job Ref: 8959

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sales Executive | North UK | Cell Biology / Immunology

A friendly established cell biology and immunology product manufacturer is expanding and is now looking for an experienced life science sales specialist to sell their products in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

They have several field, inside sales and technical support people in their European team, which is UK based. Staff turnover is very low, company stability is very high, and there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career.

The successful candidate will have a life science degree or higher level qualification with a proven track record in life science sales, ideally with experience in flow cytometry, enzyme activity, western blotting, protein expression, bioassy, ELISA techniques.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Commercial Sales Specialist | Molecular Biology | South UK / Midlands | to £40K (£52K OTE)

A great opportunity has become available within a globally recognised life science company due to continued expansion of their commercial team within the UK. 

The company are keen to recruit a Commercial Sales Specialist who will focus on developing sales and managing existing accounts South of the Midlands.  You will focus purely on pharmaceutical, biotech and CRO customers representing a highly respected portfolio of molecular biology focused research products.  You will be supported by a highly active marketing team and excellent applications/technical support group and have a tremendously experienced manager to refer to ensuring your success. 

The candidate will be an MSc or PhD qualified scientist in a molecular biology related subject and have some existing sales experience within the life science sector, this should have included some commercial accounts.  This is an excellent opportunity to move into a focused role within a leading brand so contact us soon for a confidential discussion.

Job Ref: 8953

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Genomics service contract internal sales - Europe | South East UK | to £27K (£42K OTE)

This is a wonderful opportunity to step into a globally recognised leader in the genomics field as an Internal Account Manager for service contracts for Europe.  This roles is ideal for someone with a life science degree, a European language in addition to fluency in English, and some previous commercial experience which could come from outside of the life science field.  The role itself will involve managing sales of service contracts for genomic research instruments to specific accounts by telephone and e-mail.  You will work alongside the internal and field sales teams and support their sales activity across Europe.  Full training and support will be available to ensure your success.  Those who have a degree with some previous sales experience in any industry should certainly contact us. 

Job Ref: 8952

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Friday, November 09, 2012

Biophysical Scientist | South East UK | to £40K

A great opportunity to join a global leader in the Life Science Instrumentation industry has become available!
Our client are looking for a Biophysical Scientist to join a multidisciplinary DNA sequencing team, to design and develop novel imaginf systems to support new programmes in next-generation sequencing, and translating findings into the development of new products.
The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver, hands-on and able to work to tight deadlines.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Initiate and execute scientific research and development to support new and existing products
- Collaborate with other team members on internal development projects
- Participate in project planning and contribute to experimental design
- Communicate status and results by preparing technical reports and presentations.
We are looking for someone who is a real thinker, with a strong background in instrument development, optics or biophysics, educated to PhD level in Physics, Biophysics, or an appropriate engineering discipline. You will need extensive experience in imaging and optical instrumentation and experience in programming for instrument control, data acquisition and analysis, along with excellent analytical and modelling capability.
An understanding of biological systems and methods  and next-generation sequencing would be advantageous but not essential.
If you are interested in finding out more about this excellent opportunity, please call Edward on 01279 657 716 or email edward@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8950

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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Field Application Scientist | Paris | Molecular Diagnostics | to €40K (€44K OTE)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly growing molecular diagnostics company as a Field Application Specialist to cover the Paris (France) region.

The company has benefited from rapid growth within the last year, and is forecasting further expansion over the next 12 months. This company can offer you excellent career opportunities and the chance to work for an ambitious organisation that is doing brilliantly within the market place.

You will assist and support the sales team with pre and post-sale technical activities, install instrumentation, train customers and ensure a smooth and rapid start-up for new customers.  You will also work closely with sales and marketing departments to address customer concerns and provide technical support to clients on instrument operation, assay process, and the maintenance of the products. 

They are looking for a technical individual with experience working in the field (either in a similar role or sales). Hands-on PCR experience is essential. Fluency in French and English is essential, along with a sound understanding of biology.

For more information, please email Kristina Southcott on Kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk

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Mikrobiologie Vertriebsbeauftragten | Düsseldorf / Köln Deutschland | to €52K (€61K OTE)

A world leader in diagnostic testing systems is looking to recruit a Microbiology Technical Account Manager to be based in the Dusseldorf / Cologne area of Germany.

This company sells its microbial testing systems, kits and reagents into many of the world's leading pharmaceutical and consumer product companies, and its testing systems ensure the safety and quality of products bound for consumers.

You will be responsible for providing training and application support on the companys products as well as growing business in the region by acquiring new accounts and maintaining and growing existing accounts.

The company is seeking a high-energy, self-motivated person who has the ability to travel (approximately 50%) and work from a home-based office.

You will need a good level of commercial experience and be educated in a life science subject (microbiology, biology or food science preferred) with a few years of laboratory experience. Experience with diagnostic procedures in the food, pharmaceutical, and or cosmetic industry would be an advantage

Fluency in German and English is essential.

For more information, please contact Kristina Southcott on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8946

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Account Manager - M62 | North UK / Midlands | Research Instrumentation | to £45K (£80K OTE)

A wonderful opportunity has become available due to expansion for an Account Manager in one of the most exciting innovators of research instrumentation in the biotechnology industry. 

The role will involve managing existing accounts and growing sales further in the M62 region of the UK within academic, biotech and pharmaceutical accounts.  You will work with an inside sales specialist and have support from a field applications specialist.  The region has shown significant growth every year and is currently ahead of its plan.  You will be representing a range of genomic research instruments and services that are considered to be the best in the industry. 

The successful candidate will be a graduate with research experience or have a higher level qualification in molecular biology along with some existing life science sales experience.  This is an ideal opportunity to step up into a capital equipment sales environment for a market leader.  Contact Scott in confidence to discuss this opportunity in detail.

Job Ref: 8945

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Account Manager | Research Instrumentation | South East UK | to £45K (£80K OTE)

A wonderful opportunity has become available due to expansion for an Account Manager in one of the most exciting innovators of research instrumentation in the biotechnology industry. 

The role will involve managing existing accounts and growing sales further in London and the South East of the UK within academic, biotech and pharmaceutical accounts.  You will work with an inside sales specialist and have support from a field applications specialist.  The region has shown significant growth every year which is expected to continue.  You will be representing a range of genomic research instruments and services that are considered to be the best in the industry. 

The successful candidate will be a graduate with research experience or have a higher level qualification in molecular biology along with some existing life science sales experience.  This is an ideal opportunity to step up into a capital equipment sales environment for a market leader.  Contact Scott in confidence to discuss this opportunity in detail.

Job Ref: 8944

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Medical Neurophysiology | UK Territory Manager | to £40K (£45K OTE)

A UK distributor for an innovative range of Neurophysiological diagnostic equipment has created a vacancy for a UK Account Manager. This role will be primarily focused on managing the UK Sales through a combination of account management and business development in the UK Secondary Care markets.

Success in this role will come from a driven and ambitious individual who sees the changes within the NHS as an opportunity for innovative products.

This position is a business development role that will offer the candidate with the right drive the opportunity for growth into a management or senior role within this organisation.

To be considered for this role you will need to have a proven track record in medical capital equipment sales and hands-on knowledge of neurological equipment and practices, ideally in a clinical or hospital setting.

For a candidate with the right skill set this role offers a competitive salary and bonus scheme, with the opportunity to develop this role within the organisation.

Due to the seniority of this position, those without experience of selling equipment to the UK healthcare industry are asked not to apply.

Contact Tom for a free confidential discussion on 01279 657 716 or tom@seltekconsultants.co.uk <mailto:tom@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8943

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Sales Executive | French and German Speaking | South UK | Cell Biology

A friendly established cell biology product manufacturer in the South of the UK is looking for a French and German speaking sales specialist to sell their products direct to Switzerland from their UK office. This will also include field visits approximately once a month for a week at a time.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are currently in an inside sales role and would like to get out to meet customers occasionally. This is very much a team based company, and they regularly enjoy going out together socially so if you need to relocate they will make it as easy as possible for you to integrate into the team and the geographical area.

The suitable candidate should ideally have some life science sales experience, but I also recommend you apply if you have recently completed your PhD and have commercial experience with customers from another market. This role requires fluent French, German and English.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8940

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Senior Engineer - Product Development | Physical Sciences | South East UK | to £55K

We have a fantastic opportunity with a market leader in the Physical sciences industry which is looking for an experienced Engineer or Physicist to lead its UK product development team.

Our client, a leader in their industry, is expanding due to their significant and continual global growth and now wants to develop their product range with a focused and driven UK research and development operation.

This role will give you the opportunity to work hands on with product development in addition to being involved in the strategic and planning elements of the R&D operations.

Innovation and the ability to deliver projects on time are essential for this role as will be your experience in developing high tech, scientific equipment and instruments. 

Those who have experience in thinking outside the box and developing innovative solutions to problems are invited to apply for a confidential discussion.

Although focus of this role will be on Physical instruments, experience in this field isn’t essential; the priority is experience of leading a team and a track record of completing product development cycles.

Due to the urgency of this position, those without experience of developing or managing the product development cycle for high tech equipment in the UK are asked not to apply.

Contact Tom now for a free confidential discussion on 01279 657 716 or tom@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8942

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Sales Executive - South West Germany | Diagnostics | to €60K (€70K OTE)

Are you a science graduate or do you have experience in a diagnostic lab but are now looking for your first sales role in South West Germany?

If so, this field sales role for a growing, well respected European diagnostics company may be for you!

This is an exciting role because you will have the support of an established manufacturer of innovative products but you will also take on responsibility quickly. The company has a great reputation for the quality and range of products, many are exclusive. They also offer excellent sales training and support with a competitive salary and benefits and your success will be rewarded with a percentage of your personal annual profit! This position is based in the southwest of Germany.

The successful candidate should be able to maintain the current level of sales and also develop business by identifying new opportunities. Experience selling medical diagnostics and fluency in both German and English a life science degree are essential.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8941

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Sales Executive | French and German Speaking | Cell Biology

A friendly established cell biology product manufacturer in the South of the UK is looking for a French and German speaking sales specialist to sell their products direct to Switzerland from their UK office. This will also include field visits approximately once a month for a week at a time.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are currently in an inside sales role and would like to get out to meet customers occasionally. This is very much a team based company, and they regularly enjoy going out together socially so if you need to relocate they will make it as easy as possible for you to integrate into the team and the geographical area.

The suitable candidate should ideally have some life science sales experience, but I also recommend you apply if you have recently completed your PhD and have commercial experience with customers from another market. This role requires fluent French, German and English.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8940

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Field Service Engineer | Scotland | Medical Devices | to £40K

Medical Device Field Service Engineers wanted! We have a fantastic opening with an innovative medical device company.

Having experienced significant growth across their global markets, our client is looking to expand the team to maintain their reputation for the quality of service with a UK based Service Engineer to cover their Scotland territory.

This role will be focused on installing, servicing and maintaining a range of medical devices in Hospitals along the M8 corridor in Scotland.

Our clients success has come from a dedication and focus on a particular therapeutic area. Using their global resources they are able to provide cutting edge technology with the highest standard of service and customer support.

Although they are a global healthcare organisation they are also going through a significant growth phase, this gives the right candidate great prospects for future development and progression.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a good base of experience in servicing medical devices in secondary care institutions and private hospitals.

This role offers a hands-off management style with the flexibility of organising your own work schedule with one key contact based in the head office in Cambridge.

If you have experience or knowledge of servicing in a hospital environment please contact me for a confidential discussion.

In addition to the competitive salary this role comes with a full benefits package including Car allowance, Pension, private Health cover and sports membership.

This company focuses on delivering outstanding results for its customers, both in terms of quality and professionalism. This role is ideal if you are looking to join an organisation that prides its role within British and Global Healthcare.

Contact Tom now for a free confidential discussion on 01279 657 716 or tom@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8939

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Technical Sales Engineer | Benelux | Instrumentation | to £30K (£45K OTE)

This is a well-respected company which has developed a novel technology. They have no direct competitors so they have a lot of interest from customers, making this an excellent opportunity to increase sales and achieve bonuses. They are increasing the size of their direct sales teams throughout Europe and with continued success this company offers excellent career prospects.

This role is UK based and travel will be throughout Benelux, Spain and Portugal and it is envisaged that you will be visiting customers 3 to 4 days per week. You will have a proven track record of sales success, within the life science instrument market, ideally to the pharmaceutical industry as this is where the company is focussing on increasing their market share. You will need a scientific degree and an understanding of characterisation instruments.

The company offers a competitive salary and benefits and you will be rewarded for every sale; the bonus is uncapped.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please call Caroline Searby on 01279 657716 or email caroline@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8938

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General Manager | Engineering Plastics | South East UK | to £38K (£45K OTE)

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen with a leading supplier in the engineering plastics industry to take on the role as general manager.  This well-established small company supplies engineering plastics in the form of stock raw material and machined and custom items, based in the heart of Essex.

Due to increased workload and plans to expand into new product markets, there is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join the company to manage the day to day running of the commercial operations and existing team.

The company have experienced impressive growth over the last year and as a result are now in the position to employ someone with a proven record of driving sales and overall productivity, with a hands-on approach.

The role is primarily office based and will involve direct phone-based selling, the day to day running of the business operations and occasional off-site meetings.  The business employs 7 staff covering sales, warehouse and administration and they will report directly to you in this position.

The company has a strong market reputation and building upon this is targeting growth with a new range of engineered plastics. They are well-supported by major European principals.

To be qualified for this role you will require significant sales experience and the business acumen to drive a small companys operations. Negotiation skills are important and the ability to win business that is commercially viable based on profitability and delivery is key.  Previous management experience is not essential however would be a real advantage. 

Knowledge of the plastics distribution industry would be ideal however experience from similar industries such as steel and manufactured products or a relevant industrial background would also be considered.  Those looking to step of from a  sales role are encouraged to apply.

The company offers a competitive package and your results will be rewarded based on your contribution to the profitability of the company.  The earnings are open-ended based on your contribution.

For a confidential discussion please Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8937

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Biomedical Scientist | Histology | South East UK

Locum Histology BMS required!

Our client, an established in vitro diagnostics company based in East Anglia have a requirement for two experienced locum Histologists for a period of 4-6 weeks due to an increase in workload.

They are looking for HPC registered Biomedical Scientists specialising in histology and immunohistochemistry to join their Biomarker team.

Routine Histology experience, including tissue processing, TMA production and embedding & cutting is essential. Verification and validation experience as well as commercialising products in regulated environments would be an advantage but is not essential.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and time management skills, ability to work to tight deadlines and an acute attention to detail are required.

If you would like to find out more about the position and apply, please contact Edward on 01279 657 716 or email edward@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8936

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Monday, November 05, 2012

MarComms Account Director - Healthcare | South UK | to £45K (£50K OTE)

Our client’s business has been built on their team’s enthusiasm and passion for healthcare and science, coupled with its profound knowledge and diverse experience within the sector.  They work with start-ups and multi-national corporations, developing integrated communications and marketing campaigns that are geared to delivering direct business results. 

They now need a talented, experienced and career-minded Account Director with maturity and vision who can both grow existing healthcare client accounts - covering medical diagnostic, equipment and devices, and grow the healthcare client base. This is a full-on, full time position and it is intended that this role will have a great degree of autonomy. The role involves managing a highly experienced team, working closely with other teams in the business, and reporting to the Managing Director.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE

Strategic Account Direction:

·               Shaping the long-term strategic direction of the healthcare client accounts and maintaining strategic overview of all healthcare accounts

·               Working together with healthcare clients to develop their PR and marketing plans

·               Monitoring/reviewing all marketing communications activity regularly against agreed objectives

·               Keeping abreast of new issues/changes in the healthcare environment and ensuring PR and marketing strategy reflects these

·               Overseeing and directing the healthcare team to maintain the happy, productive team environment, and ensure individual ownership and responsibility for specific projects

·               Responsibility for account profitability including quoting and invoicing

·               Responsibility for negotiating and establishing financial arrangements with clients 

Client Liaison:

·               Directing the development of client PR and marketing strategy and tactics

·               Developing strong and trusted relationships with client personnel and establishing and maintaining a role as consultant/adviser

·               Overseeing multiple PR and marketing programmes, with final accountability for ensuring that activities are completed to schedule and budget

Growing Existing Business:

·               Participating in the management team and taking responsibility for agreed aspects of the Marketing Business Plan

·               Creating and developing opportunities for growing existing business within current client pool

Bringing in new business:

·               Responsible for identifying new business prospects and developing new business proposals

·               Securing and maintaining new business

People Management:

·               Leading and motivating the team to fulfil their potential and assume responsibility/accountability appropriate to their position

·               Full line management responsibilities including monitoring of objectives

·               Making recommendations to Managing Director regarding staff development and account resourcing respectively

Media Relations:

·               Developing and maintaining strong knowledge of international and European healthcare media

·               Developing relationships with key editors/journalists

Marketing communications and public relations:

·               Strong understanding and experience of planning and managing integrated B2B PR and marketing programmes, including:

·               Public relations (mainly trade)

·               Email marketing (promotional emails and eNewsletters)

·               Video production

·               Press and digital advertising

·               Advertorials/inserts

·               Direct mail

·               Sales support materials (eg product launch presentations)

·               Marketing collateral

·               Exhibition support

·               Websites/microsites

·               Social media activity

Desired Skills & Experience

THE PERSON

They are looking for a person who has the following competencies at a senior level:

·               Leadership

·               Financial management and its applications

·               Winning new business

·               Client management

·               Commercial/business awareness

·               Communication skills

·               Writing skills

·               Project management skills

·               Outstanding attention to detail

·               Flexible working approach

·               Strong understanding and experience of the full B2B marketing mix

·               Excellent presentation skills

·               Self motivated and reliable with a proactive approach

·               Confident and enthusiastic attitude

·               Interest and understanding of healthcare issues, including the NHS

There will be some UK travel and may be occasional European/international travel.

Qualifications: 

·               Extensive agency/marketing experience within the sector

·               Degree or similar qualification

·               Additional marketing qualification ideal

Job Ref: 8931

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Applications Specialist | South East UK | High Throughput Screening | to £40K (£44K OTE)

A highly innovative manufacturer of High Throughput Screening (HTS) liquid handling systems has created a new position for an Applications Specialist. 

This will be a varied role and involve supporting existing customers from a technical perspective but predominantly supporting a sales person by conducting product demonstrations and customer sample trials.  You will also be involved in detailed technical discussions regarding optimisation and customisation of the systems to suit specific customer needs.  When not travelling you will be based from the company's offices in the South East of the UK and be on hand to answer technical queries by telephone or e-mail as required.  This is a growing company and long term prospects are excellent including potential team leadership. 

The successful candidate will be a graduate with current technical support or applications experience within the HTS liquid handling market.  If you have hands-on use of these systems and excellent communications skills, and you are looking for your first commercial position, you should still contact us.  Contact Scott to discuss this position in greater detail.

Job Ref: 8930

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Sales Specialist | Midlands / South UK | High Throughput Screening | to £40K (£70K OTE)

A highly innovative manufacturer of High Throughput Screening (HTS) liquid handling systems is expanding within the UK and is now keen to recruit a Sales Specialist to establish and grow its business within the UK.  The company has spent a number of years developing a unique and exciting product aimed at the HTS market place and is now launching it globally.  The company has several prestigious reference sites in the UK and is keen to grow their business. 

You will be leading this growth in the UK and be a key element of this company's success.  You will be supported by a highly experienced director and also have a dedicated applications specialist working with you. 

The successful candidate will have sales experience within the automated liquid handling market and be highly motivated.  This is a genuine opportunity to make a difference and grow with an exciting company.  Longer term options will include sales management and potentially share ownership in the business.  There will be unlimited earning potential in that commission will be paid on all sales with no threshold.  Contact Scott to discuss this opportunity in more detail.

Job Ref: 8929

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Territory Manager | Diabetes | Cumbria and East Lancashire | to £35K (£46K OTE)

A leading diagnostics company is looking to recruit a Healthcare Professional Representative to promote their diabetes product range .

The territory covers East Lancashire and Cumbria (you must already live in that area).

You will build and maintain customer relationships which will maximise sales of the diabetes brand within the territory.

A good degree of clinical knowledge is essential - either through a similar position or through experience working in a clinical laboratory.

A proven track record of sales is essential!

The company will offer you a excellent training and support and excellent career prospects! (Plus a competitive salary and excellent bonus scheme)

Please contact Kristina on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk for more details

Job Ref: 8928

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UK Territory Manager | North of England | Medical devices | to £40K (£70K OTE)

Medical sales people wanted! We have a fantastic opening with an innovative medical device company.

This is a rare opportunity to join a market leading organisation that offers tremendous uncapped earnings and growth potential.

Having experienced significant growth across their global markets, our client is looking to expand the team with a UK based Northern Sales Person.

This role will focus on developing the sales of high-end capital equipment into secondary care institutions across the south of the UK. Experience securing high-value deals within the NHS and private hospitals is essential.

This company focuses on delivering outstanding results for its customers, both in terms of quality and professionalism. This role is ideal if you are looking to join an organisation that prides its role within British and global healthcare.

Covering areas of the North of England this role is perfect for someone looking to step up from a commercial role in other areas of healthcare.

In addition to the generous bonus scheme this role comes with a full benefits package including car allowance, pension, private health cover and sports membership.

If you have experience or knowledge of sales in a hospital environment please contact me for a confidential discussion.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for you if you have the ability to identify and win new business and offers tremendous uncapped earnings potential.

Contact Tom now for a free confidential discussion on 01279 657 716 or tom@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8926

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Account Manager | Analytical Chemistry | UK | to £27K (£35K OTE)

A very exciting opportunity has become available with an innovative manufacturer of analytical chemistry products which is looking to expand its commercial team and is keen to recruit an Account Manager. 

The role will involve developing sales of high value capital equipment to research facilities within the UK.  This will include large pharmaceutical companies and academic centres.  The company has excellent relationships with a number of pharmaceutical comapnies and you will be expected to build on these relationships, identify sales opportunities and capatalise upon them. 

The successful candidate will be a graduate, ideally with some laboratory experience in an analytical chemistry department who is now keen to enter the commercial world.  You will need to be driven, committed and have first rate communication skills.  You will work closely with a highly experienced sales director who will share his industry knowledge and commercial skills with you yet allow you the freedom to develop.  To discuss this exceptionally rare opportunity to take that first step into sales contact us soon.

Job Ref: 8925

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MarComs Manager | Europe | Microscopy

Here is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leaders in the microscopy industry. This innovative company is looking to recruit a Marcoms Manager to be based in either France or Germany .

You would be responsible for the marketing literature as well as being involved in the strategic marketing of the company's products throughout Europe.

You would need some experience in marketing within the microscopy instrumentation sector (sales experience in this industry would also be advantageous)

The company offers a competitive remuneration package as well as excellent support and career development.

Please contact Kristina Southcott on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk for more information.

Job Ref: 8924

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Sales Executive | Chemicals | North West / Midlands | to £30K (£33K OTE)

A European market leader in the production of specific polymer intermediates and specialities is expanding its commercial team within the UK and is keen to recruit a dedicated Sales Executive. The company is focused on strengthening its UK presence and this exciting new position is key to the companys growth plans.
The group's activities include research, development, production, marketing and sales of organic anhydrides (phthalic, maleic and its derivatives, catalysts and trimellitic), derivatives (plasticizers, resins and compounds) and special esters. Group sales are in excess of Euros 500 million.
The role will involve building relationships with existing and prospective customers to sell the features and benefits of the companys product lines. You will be responsible for planning and executing sales activities and using market intelligence to develop new and existing business. You will also budget and forecast volumes, values and margins, and ensure that quotations to customers meet the customers and the companys needs.  You will inherit existing warm accounts and have the time and support to develop the territory. The territory covers the North of the UK and Scotland or Midlands/South depending on your location. You will need to live within a commutable distance of the Derbyshire offices.
You will need a science degree ideally with some sales experience.  Experience in chemical sales is not required, however this would be an advantage. This is your chance to break into the chemicals industry and full training will be given. This is a role you can develop in, the responsibilities will increase when you are ready to take on new challenges. If you do not have sales experience but feel that this commercial path is well suited to you please apply with a covering letter and trainees will be considered, a chemical degree background or similar would be required.
The company offers a competitive remuneration package including bonus, company car, healthcare, pension, mobile phone and laptop.
Please contact Jonathan Pearse on 01279 657716 or email jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8921

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Microscopy Sales Engineer, Emerging Markets | Europe | to €50K (€75K OTE)

A market leader within the confocal microscopy arena is looking for a Sales Engineer to work alongside distributors in the emerging markets and help to grow business. Your role will focus on providing technical support, demonstrations and training on the systems rather than active sales.

This role will be working closely with the distributor partners - who are already skilled in sales.  Even though sales skills are important, technical skills and personality are as important.

You will need hands-on experience working with confocal microscopy and happy to travel to countries such as Israel, India, and South Africa. You can be based anywhere in Europe - ideally near an international airport.

This is an exciting position for someone who wants a bit more than a sales role: perhaps the opportunity to work internationally or to train and support distributors.

For more information, please contact Kristina Southcott  on kristina@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8920

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Health Safety & Environmental Manager - Midlands\North UK - to £32K

A major European chemical manufacturer is looking for a Health, Safety and Environmental Manager.  The group has annual sales of over ¬600 million and an established manufacturing base in the UK and Europe.

The role is to take responsibility for the whole of the UK manufacturing site for health & safety, environmental , occupational health and product stewardship matters.   For those with appropriate experience the role will also include a quality assurance systems remit.

Typical duties will include:

·         Developing and agreeing HS&E annual objectives (with the line manager and general manager).

·         Monitoring and controlling departmental costs

·         Reviewing and interpreting existing and new legislation and directives

·         Establishing methods and procedures and advising management  on compliance issues.

·         Co-ordinating and preparing for meetings with external regulatory bodies such as the HSE and Environmental agency.

·         Incident and complaint investigation

·         Producing and undertaking Health and Safety  audits.

Quality assurance responsibilities may also include:

·         Leading the company’s quality certification processes to ensure compliance with national and international technical and quality standards.

·         Becoming fully conversant with the requirements of company required standards - e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, HACCP , Kosher and Halal.

·         Developing, maintaining  and monitoring company quality standards, procedures and risk assessment protocols and documentation.

A full job specification is available.

To be qualified for the role is expected that you will hold current NEBOSH  certification and have significant experience in managing site activities relating to health and safety and environmental issues.  Your experience can be from a variety of manufacturing backgrounds and specific chemicals plant exposure is not essential.  If you have Quality Assurance (QA) experience from a similar background this will be an advantage.

For a confidential discussion about the role in more detail please call Jonathan Pearse or email Jon@seltekconsultants.co.uk

Job Ref: 8917

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