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Bid, Contract & CES Specialist

Date:  22-Jun-2022

Oxford, GB

Job Function:  Operations
Business Unit:  NanoScience

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our customers use our NanoScience ultra-low temperature and high magnetic field environments to go beyond what was once thought possible, whether that’s creating Nobel Prize winning materials or developing quantum computers to solve the world’s most complex problems.




Our industry might be nanotechnology, but our ambitions are on a much grander scale! We want someone who’s desire to succeed matches our own because this role will be a major contributor towards achieving our growth plans. 


Why should you apply?


The team and wider business! This position forms part of a small, supportive team, but the exposure it has to the business is much wider.  You will work cross-functionally, gathering information from various sources, analysing that information and making recommendations that will ultimately win us new business whilst mitigating risks.


Development! We will develop you in this role.  You will receive training on our products, attend external courses, and of course on the job training, which includes daily meetings as part of the Bids & Contracts team which offers regular learning opportunities. 


Our technology! We are passionate about our technology and hope you will be too. As your knowledge of our technology grows, you will be better placed to understand the sample environment we need to create for our customers and therefore put together the best solution.



The opportunity


Working across the full range of products and varied applications, you will be responsible for providing bid and contract support to a global sales team. You will need to work closely with sales, marketing, engineering, finance, and legal departments to understand the requirements of the customer and provide a solution in the form of a marketing leading quotation (Bid).  Your work must be of the highest quality, technically reliable and commercially acceptable.


Once an order (Contract) has been placed you will be responsible for the transfer of the order from the sales department to the project office, ensuring clarity of supply, in short, confirming that the project leader and the business understand the requirements to successfully fulfil the order.


The role also includes support of the contract (Order) variance process, primarily liaising with the sales department, our legal department, and the project leader to understand the impact of the requested change and ensuring an acceptable outcome for all parties of the contract.



About You


To be successful in this role you will most likely have a degree in a relevant subject, such as physics or engineering, alternatively have relevant experience in a similar role.  It is highly likely that you will have knowledge of scientific equipment (ideally Nanoscience products), or the aptitude to learn. Your attention to detail, excellent numerical skills, commercial aptitude, and ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner will be essential. The ability to work to agreed schedules is also a must, as well as enjoying working with different cultures.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.