Tender Specialist

Why UsBy joining the EMEA Tender team, you'll join a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, 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 our work has the power to improve lives. You will coordinate, track and control multiple tenders which relate to Illumina's broad cutting-edge product portfolio.Over the last few years, Illumina has experienced rapid expansion and this role is supporting our continued growth plans. This role is based in our European Head Office in Cambridge. As a Tender Specialist, you will be a vital part of our Commercial Operations Team. You will work closely with our sales, service, finance and contracts/legal functions across EMEA and get involved in some truly exciting projects involving improving human health.

Why You

You will be a strong administrator, preferably with experience in tender coordination. You must be fluent in English and speaking an additional European language/languages would be advantageous. You will work on multiple tenders at any one time and thrive at meeting business critical deadlines in our fast-paced environment. You will have excellent attention to details and good communication skills as well as a collaborative style. You may have worked in life sciences or clinical diagnostics in an administration role and it would be a benefit if you have used Salesforce previously.

To be ideal for this role you will have a strong administrative background and preferably experience within bid management, marketing or business development.

If you want to push boundaries and join a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, this role could be for you. If you want a brilliant, fast-paced, mission-driven environment, then Illumina is the place for you.

The Role

You will be responsible for administration of the full tender process, reviewing tender requirements, assisting with quotations, preparing submission documentation and ensuring each proposal is reviewed and approved before submission.

Key responsibilities include

  • Undertake and complete PQQ, RFQ submissions and technical/compliance information to accompany tender bids and responses to expressions of interest 
  • Download/upload tender documents via procurement portals 
  • Manage clarification questions/responses
  • Maintain a library of frequently used documents and standard responses 
  • Liaise with colleagues to gather supportive data and works information
  • Manage the approval process before the tender is submitted 
  • Create and collate information as required including CVs, technical information, statistics and presentation slides 
  • Create production of final documents 
  • Review all tender documentation prior to submission, checking for errors/completeness

What can you expect 

With Illumina you can expect a highly competitive salary accompanied by a market leading benefits package. You will be part of the global leader in the Sequencing industry where you will find robust growth opportunities and career development within Illumina.

Our team members are bright, energetic and dedicated - they are the driving force behind our innovation and impact. To attract the best and brightest, we offer a competitive employee benefits program. We view it as a smart investment in our people, one that recognizes the tremendous value they bring to our business every day. At Illumina, we push boundaries. We think beyond the conventional. We dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people, the opportunities are endless. 

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.

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.


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