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UK Sales Manager 

We wish to recruit a UK Sales Manager to lead, motivate and mentor the UK Sales Team in order to achieve sustained profitable growth whilst personally developing substantial new business opportunities.

This person must have a minimum of three years sales management experience in the Life Sciences sector and be prepared to travel away from home on a regular basis. Travel will mainly be in the U.K. but may involve occasional trips overseas for product training.

The person must live within one hour’s drive to Mast Head office in Liverpool where this position is based, and should possess a current clean valid driving license. They should also have a good academic background and have worked at a technical level in Life Sciences. They should have experience of managing and developing major key accounts, as well as a good understanding of NHS procurement processes.

The Principle responsibilities of this role are summarised as :
1. To manage and motivate the UK Sales Team to achieve agreed targets, by devising innovative strategies and techniques; setting realistic and achievable objectives, and then working with the team to meet these goals through effective planning.
2. To support the UK Sales Team, both individually and as cohesive team working towards the common
goal of persistent year on year sales growth
3. To build relationships with new and existing customers To generate leads for the sales team and the organisation, whilst promoting both the products and the company brand amongst our customers and prospects.
4. To inspire the team in best practice and business ethics by leading by example.

Applications in writing with full CV and current remuneration details to Lyn Stoddern

posted 10/04/2014


Product Manager – Microbiology – Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing (AST)

Mast has over 50 years experience of manufacturing and selling antibiotic sensitivity testing products. This is our core competence.  


In recent years Mast has invested heavily in improving the quality and capability of its manufacturing function and has extended its core product range and technological competence.  We have a good track record in innovation, with excellent opportunity for growth. 


We wish to recruit a knowledgeable IVD marketeer to drive focussed sales delivery of AST products in all geographical locations. 


The focus of this role will be to analyse both European and Worldwide AST IVD markets. To devise , lead and drive the delivery of sales and marketing strategies that deliver substantial and sustainable year on year growth in sales/gross margin.  


This is a strategic sales and marketing role – it is about detailed research and analysis to identify growth opportunities. 


We are looking for someone with a background in a marketing-led product management position within a profitable and growing commercial life science organisation.     


A natural leader who can communicate highly effectively at all levels and positively influence behaviour to deliver. Someone with the knowledge/experience of the trends of both diagnostics microbiology and the different geographical IVD marketplaces. 


If you are interested in helping to grow us from our roots – please forward your full CV together with a short resumé of what attributes and skills you can bring to this role to Lyn Stoddern.  lstoddern@mastgrp.com 

posted 10/04/2014



R&D Senior Scientist – Systems Development

Lab-based multi-functional role supporting the Systems Team in instrument and cartridge design, development, verification and validation to ensure that a robust system is developed for commercial development.

Major Accountabilities
• Design and carry out experiments relating to instrument and cartridge design
• Critical analysis of data
• Report / present work at internal / external meetings, conferences etc
• Carry out literature studies on potential new projects
• Troubleshoot issues in the R&D / pilot facilities
• Interact / collaborate with other functions to facilitate knowledge transfer
• Coach / mentor other scientists in the department
• Identify inventions and innovations that can contribute to the intellectual property of the unit

Key Performance Indicators
• Adherence to Novartis standards, in particular quality, ethical, HSE (health, safety and environment) and ISEC (information security) standards
• Feedback from other team members / leaders
• Individual and team performance against annual objectives

Impact on the organisation:
Ensure, along with other team members, that feasibility studies, R&D programs and manufacturing transfer programs take place in a timely fashion and that the R&D group functions effectively in the organisation.

Ideal Background
Education : BSc (minimum), MSc or PhD (desired) in physical / engineering sciences
Experience: 3+ Years experience in systems development preferred, but not essential. Alternatively strong scientific background in a number of the following areas – optics, electronics, signal processing, fluidics, software or mechanical engineering.
Design of Experiments / Statistics preferable, but not essential.
Good communication, technical and interpersonal skills required.
Good analytical and problem-solving skills essential.

Please send CV to richard.garrard@novartis.com

Posted 26/03/14




R&D Scientist – Assay Development

Lab-based role carrying out feasibility studies and developing / optimizing new assays to be commercialized on a novel IVD platform. Working with other scientists to identify and screen reagents, write reports and present data to colleagues.

Major Accountabilities
• Design and carry out experiments to identify reagents and optimise conditions for novel immunoassays
• Report / present work at internal / external meetings, conferences etc
• Carry out literature studies on potential new projects
• Fully optimise assays ready for transfer to the manufacturing group
• Interact / collaborate with other functions to facilitate knowledge transfer
• Identify inventions and innovations that can contribute to the intellectual property of the unit

Key Performance Indicators
• Adherence to Novartis standards, in particular quality, ethical, HSE (health, safety and environment) and ISEC (information security) standards
• Feedback from other team members / leaders
• Individual and team performance against annual objectives

Impact on the organisation:
Ensure, along with other team members, that feasibility studies, R&D programs and manufacturing transfer programs take place in a timely fashion and that the R&D group functions effectively in the organisation.

Ideal Background
Education : BSc (minimum) or MSc (desired) in biological / chemical sciences
Experience: 2+ years experience in commercial assay development for IVD would be preferable. Alternatively strong scientific background in related disciplines.
Good communication, technical, and interpersonal skills required.
Strong analytical skills and ability to learn quickly are critical.

Please send CV to richard.garrard@novartis.com

Posted 26/03/2014



ICUK Consultancy Service Manager

Queen Mary Innovation

The Innovation China UK (ICUK) programme, based at Queen Mary Innovation Limited (QMI), provides consultancy services to UK innovation based companies seeking to develop and commercialise their research and technology in the Chinese market.

A Medtech professional is sought to provide consultancy services to the Shanghai Upper Biotech Limited (SUB) http://www.poct.cn/en/. This involves identifying relevant UK technology/products from in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) industries to be licensed to SUB; supporting SUB’s new product development and design in Shanghai, and developing strategies in assisting SUB expand business effectively in the UK. 

A full-time position base in London with occasional travel to Shanghai, the candidates should have a minimum of 10 years' experience in a BD or marketing role from the UK IVD industries. They are NOT required to speak Mandarin. With a salary up to £60,000 per annum, 30 days' annual leave and a defined benefit pension scheme, the initial employment contract is for two years but is likely to be extended as SUB’s business grows in the UK. SUB also intends to open a UK subsidiary and the post holder could also to move to a senior BD role in the new venture.

Please email your CV and application letter to Manyi Cristofoli, Director, Innovation China UK m.cristofoli@qmul.ac.uk. Deadline 15th April

Posted 10/03/2014



 

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