Posted 05/03/18

Contract Analyst (German / Dutch)

£Competitive Salary + Benefits

Abingdon, UK
Full Time

You will have the opportunity to utilise your German or Dutch language skills as you work directly with the Senior Director for Legal Counsel (EMEA). As part of a newly created vibrant EMEA legal team, you will be assisting with the review of tender documentation and the submission of tender responses, which relate to our supply of products, reviewing, advising and negotiating the terms and conditions for proposed instrument and consumable purchases.

Like you, we know the importance 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. 

You’ll join a culture fuelled 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.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Drafting, negotiating and advising on agreements for the sale of our instruments, consumables, maintenance and consultancy services and software with Customers within the relevant district
Recording details of the agreements, once agreed and finalised, on
Assisting with the review of tender documentation and submission of tender responses which relate to our supply of the above products
Evaluating the revenue recognition terms which are relevant to each order independently from the sales team and documenting the reasons for such evaluation appropriately
Assessing risks in a commercially focused, business-centric, manner in a way which facilitates the business
Drafting, advising on and negotiating framework contracts with the key customers within the relevant district
Drafting, advising on and negotiating other contracts as may be required to support the activities of the business from time to time (for example, sponsorship agreements, technology transfer agreements, reagent rental agreements etc.)
Taking ownership in relation to contract related matters for your designated sales team (“District”)
Facilitating a business partner relationship with internal stakeholders
Working closely with other departments (Sales, Sales Administration, Customer Services, Inside Sales, Business Development, Finance, Marketing) to effectively address identified issues and concerns
Attending District forecast calls, and other relevant District meetings as requested and approved from time to time
Taking a proactive approach, and to keep in close contact with the districts you support regarding progress with matters which they are working on
Assisting with the provision of training to relevant internal stakeholders with regard to the contracts process
Ensuring contracts are approved, and documentation is executed in accordance with Illumina policies and procedures
Supporting with legal matters within the jurisdictions in which you are working
Working in a co-operative, team-centric, manner assisting other team members who may need support

Preferred Experience & Skills:

A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Law, Business, European languages or related fields
Fluency in German or Dutch is essential with additional European languages highly desirable
Knowledge of contract law
Experience in reviewing and drafting commercial contracts
Experience with SalesForce, or other CRM systems
Familiarity with the procurement process, which public institutions are required to adhere to, and the overall tender process
Ability to quickly grasp business objectives and handle multiple matters simultaneously
A strong service orientation, work ethic and positive can-do attitude
Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Strong organisational and drafting skills, with a keen attention to detail
The ability to work independently and to deal effectively with a broad range of personalities and cultures

Our Cultural Values:

As we continue to thrive as a company, it is essential that we also continue to preserve our extraordinary culture to ensure that Illumina remains a great place to work. Our cultural values are defined as:

Innovation is in our DNA
We collaborate deeply
We move fast and embrace change
We are relentless in the creation of great products
We are Open
If these values are those that match your own, and you want to join a company at the forefront of genomic analysis, helping to shape the future globally then please get in touch.


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