Working at Primerdesign

Vacancies:


Job title: Programme Manager

Location: Primerdesign, Southampton

Closing date: 16 March 2018

Job Summary

Primerdesign has an exciting opportunity in their Research and Development department, working as a Programme Manager within the regulatory certification schedule.  Primerdesign is focused on the design, manufacture, validation and supply of real-time PCR kits and reagents. This includes rigorous CE and ISO13485 certification.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for building, controlling and managing a portfolio of Medical Device CE marking schemes focused around the company’s area of expertise. Additionally, they will be organising, reviewing and evaluating medical device technical documentation, advising and mentoring colleagues and undertaking Medical Device QMS assessments.  Strong inter-personal communication and project management skills are at the heart of this role as you work daily with the R+D team planning and executing validation work according to regulatory directives.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Provide specialist regulatory, operational and strategic support to commercial and research managers within the company, and support the business in the delivery of CE medical device marking schemeDeliver technical reviews and certification scheme management in support of CE marking
  • Build, control and manage a portfolio of Medical Device CE marking schemes focused around the company’s area of expertise and in line with the company’s ISO13485 quality management system
  • Provide Medical Device expertise leadership and mentoring in areas of competence to company medical device personnel
  • Provide in-house and external training for device/assay combination products

Qualifications and experience required

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience
  • BSc, MSC or PhD degree in Life Sciences
  • Thorough knowledge of the design and development of products including the principles of design control, risk management and performance or clinical validation
  • Experience in one or more of the following disciplines: devices which incorporate medical applications, process validation, regulatory documentation, analytical methods, technology transfer
  • Understand the concepts and intent of Product Certification and service orientation
  • Knowledge of business processes and the application of quality management standards
  • Conceptual and analytical thinking, efficiency and results orientation
  • Proven experience in project or programme management

Other requirements

  • A team player good at relationship building internally and externally

Hours of Work

  • 37.5 hours per week

For further information or to apply for this vacancy please e-mail Wendy Karban, Group HR Manager, wendy.karban@novacyt.co.uk



Job title: Technical Sales Representative: Scotland & Scandinavia

Location: Field-Based, live close to Edinburgh Airport

Closing date: 6th  April 2018

Job Summary

To seek out and engage with customer prospects in the field in order to retain, grow and acquire revenue to achieve sales targets through promotion of the Primerdesign catalogue of products

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Retain, grow and acquire to drive growth of 34% for Scotland and 20% growth for Scandinavian countries, by end of 2018.
  • Achieve sales retention, growth and acquisition through on-road activities 4 days plus 1 day per week for administration activities.
  • On road activities to include face-to-face meetings; conference participation
  • Administrative day provided for diary planning; weekly team dial-in call
  • Contribute to monthly team sales meetings held at HQ
  • Promote complete Primerdesign catalogue of products through leveraging features & benefits
  • Ensure Customer Relationship Management system is kept up to date with relevant data
  • Provide front-line Tech Support as part of building trust and relationship with client
  • To contribute with any other reasonable duties where and when required

Qualifications and experience required

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience
  • Postgraduate qualification (Desirable) 
  • Real-time PCR Experience  
  • Strong sales experience in Life Sciences 

Hours of Work

  • 37.5 hours per week

For further information or to apply for this vacancy please e-mail Kay Campbell, HR Administrator, kay.campbell@novacyt.co.uk  


 

Job title: Technical Sales Representative: Ireland & Wales

Location: Field-Based, live close to an Airport & Ferry Port

Closing date: 6th  April 2018

Job Summary

To seek out and engage with customer prospects in the field in order to retain, grow and acquire revenue to achieve sales targets through promotion of the Primerdesign catalogue of products

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Retain, grow and acquire revenue to drive growth of 34% by end of 2018
  • Achieve sales retention, growth and acquisition through on-road activities 4 days plus 1 day per week for administration activities.
  • On road activities to include face-to-face meetings; conference participation
  • Administrative day provided for diary planning; weekly team dial-in call
  • Contribute to monthly team sales meetings held at HQ
  • Promote complete Primerdesign catalogue of products through leveraging features & benefits  Respond to client contact/requests within 24 hours
  • Ensure Customer Relationship Management system is kept up to date with relevant data
  • Provide front-line Tech Support as part of building trust and relationship with client
  • To contribute with any other reasonable duties where and when required

Qualifications and experience required

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience
  • Postgraduate qualification (Desirable) 
  • Real-time PCR Experience  
  • Strong sales experience in Life Sciences 

Hours of Work

  • 37.5 hours per week

For further information or to apply for this vacancy please e-mail Kay Campbell, HR Administrator, kay.campbell@novacyt.co.uk  


 

Job title: Account Manager, EMEA

Location: Southampton

Closing date: 25 April 2018

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Sales –International Markets, this role is responsible for account managing sales covering Europe, Middle East & Africa. The role will include managing direct customers, active distributor management and identifying new sales opportunities for the EMEA region.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Working with distributors in the EMEA region to deliver budgeted sales, drive the sales pipeline and ensure revenue growth
  • Ensure valid contracts are in place with partners 
  • Identify new sales opportunities within existing accounts to retain a client-account manager relationship by up-selling and cross-selling
  • Working with after-sales to ensure maximum support for customers and distributors
  • Working with Customer Services/Sales order management to ensure timely and accurate delivery
  • Actively support distributors in training events and sales meetings within the assigned EMEA countries
  • Provide accurate forecasting to meet/exceed budget and manage key opportunities
  • Drive for customer satisfaction and increase competitive advantage by building trust and relationships
  • Liaise with internal teams on financial, contractual, logistics and product registration matters for the assigned EMEA countries
  • Coordinate and provide regular revenue reports to distributors
  • Proactively communicate with Primerdesign distributors, by regular calls and email correspondence, to ensure their projected revenue targets are being fulfilled

Qualifications and experience required

  • Degree Level qualification or equivalent in Life Sciences
  • Experience of selling into the life science Research and Diagnostics Market
  • Distributor Management experience
  • Experience in the PCR market place
  • Proven track record of success
  • Significant experience of managing a distribution network across Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Ability to build networks and positively influence sales outcomes
  • Strong negotiation skills

Hours of Work

  • 37.5 hours per week

For further information or to apply for this vacancy please e-mail Kay Campbell, HR Administrator, kay.campbell@novacyt.co.uk  



Speculative applications

We always enjoy meeting smart people who might like to join us.  If you have a scientific background and are interested in working for an exciting, fast-growing biotech company then send us a CV. Cake making skills desirable but not essential.

 Primerdesign HQ

Who we want

Friendly We want friendly people. We’re all friendly and our customers love that fact. We want to provide a personal friendly service to every one of them. And we want to thrive in an environment that is a relaxed and friendly place in which to work.

Dedicated We want people who love giving outstanding service. As a team we are dedicated to looking after our customers. To giving them an experience with a biotech supplier that they have never experienced the like of.

Expert Our reputation is built on expertise in real-time PCR. We want to flood our company with more and more people who are truly expert in their field. More real-time PCR experts of course, but experts in other areas of business are crucial for our success too.

Professional We want professionals. We want to ensure that all of our customers and all of our team are thoroughly looked after. It’s a fun place to work, but also one where we strive to do the useful things that bigger companies do too. We want to better ourselves, to progress our skill sets and to build successful careers.

If you would like to work for Primerdesign, but do not see a suitable role advertised above, you can still send us a speculative a CV and covering letter to: enquiry@primerdesign.co.uk