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Tender Manager


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    23 July 2019
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Tender Manager

At Illumina, you get to push boundaries. You can think beyond the conventional. You can dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people around you, the opportunities are endless. You’ll be helping change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Your new colleagues are all deeply passionate about what they do, knowing that their work has the power to improve lives.

This is a player coach role, growth is exciting, it means success and success creates opportunities. This is one such growth opportunity to shape a role around you and the ever-evolving needs of the business.

There are things to be done, and skills the role requires.

    Lead a team of Tender Coordinators
    Develop and implement robust and consistent Training and Onboarding programme for new team members and sales representatives
    Work with global and regional teams to implement and manage tender tracking / contract lifecycle management tool
    Drive consistency across tender responses
    Implement/improve the tender management procedure, process & governance across the region
    Develop/acquire tools required for reporting & to gain market insights
    Conduct post tender reviews to improve future tender responses
    Feed key market intelligence to the commercial team
    Work with internal stakeholders in developing strategies to win tenders
    Internal/External communications.

    Liaise with the Commercial (sales, services, support, finance, contracts) teams to meet overall objectives
    Additionally, you will assist with the development of corporate standards to ensure that the company is always represented in a professional and consistent manner.
    Attract, develop and retain talent, helping to guide career paths and driving employee satisfaction

Required Skills

    People management experience
    Experience in a similar role and industry preferable
    Excellent English language knowledge (other European language desirable as the team covers EMEA)
    Knowledge of the life sciences and clinical diagnostics market desirable
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Good computer literacy and presentation skills
    SFDC and SAP experience desirable
    Degree level or similar educational qualification

Required Experience

    The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong tender related background and preferably experience within marketing / business development / bid management

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth (our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.7 billion in 2017) but our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years - If you believe you would thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment,

You’ll join a culture fuelled by innovation, collaboration and openness, with the established global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Like you, we know the importance of your role and offer you a collaborative and supportive environment in which you are actively encouraged to continually develop your own skills and knowledge, along with embracing innovation and change. If you want to make a difference, Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome - If that inspires you, let’s talk.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.
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