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Being the leading independent distributor of laboratory supplies in the UK does not come easy. Our people work very hard and demonstrate a commitment that is second to none in achieving our aims. In return we provide an environment where high achievers can flourish, develop, make a real difference and be rewarded for their efforts… that is why most of our people stay with us for years and our people are the reason that SLS continue to be successful!

If YOU are a high achiever and you would like to join our team, we would be very happy to hear from you regarding any of the positions listed below. SLS are an equal opportunities employer.

Contract Pricing Analyst

Job Title: Contract Pricing Analyst

Reporting to: Pricing Manager

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020

Salary: On application

Job summary  

As a key position within the Pricing Team, this role will focus on the analysis and production of contract pricing data which is sourced from a variety of areas. Strong commercial awareness and communication skills are key to ensure business development and data accuracy.

Duties and responsibilities  

  • Read, interpret, review and analyse company pricing data for distribution to the wider business.
  • Manipulate and maintain pricing data in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Identify and resolve problems which arise within the pricing element of the business; ensuring processes are managed to reduce reoccurrence.
  • Conduct pricing analysis year-round, identifying pricing changes, margin erosion and communicating them to necessary departments.
  • Collate and present data to various areas within the business.
  • Design and develop new and existing pricing reports and strategies.
  • Build and maintain intercompany relationships; particularly with our sales department.
  • Support other business functions to ensure they conform with company pricing rules.
  • Leadership and development of short term and long-term projects; ensuring effective communication to all areas of the company.
  • Provide accurate and timely files to different areas of the business drawing from various sources.
  • Management of contract price changes through the business and external marketplace.
  • Continue to support the day to day business function.  

Attributes and Skills required  

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Able to prioritise work load and have a keen eye for detail
  • Computer Literate including strong working knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft applications, including; Access and Excel with previous experience of using pivot tables and VLOOKUP routines.
  • Strong commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Proven experience in data management, building and maintaining inter-departmental relationships and data accuracy.
  • Organised and methodical
  • Self-motivated and driven      

Benefits of working at SLS        

  • 24 days holiday
  • A great working environment in purpose built offices
  • Small, friendly and sociable teams with great staff events
  • New opportunities, helping you to progress your career
  • Bonus schemes to reward your personal contribution  

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited
Wilford Industrial Estate
Ruddington Lane
NG11 7EP

or click here to contact us.

Key Account Coordinator

To provide a first class customer experience to a designated key account customer(s) and provide support to the Key Account Team. The role will primarily be office based but will require the occasional site visit. The role will be defined by the customer’s and business requirements and we will need to adapt as the account grows and develops.

This role would primarily suit someone looking for an opportunity within a Sales Office environment, or someone looking to move from an Account Coordinator role to a Key Account Coordinator role.   

Distribution business within the scientific arena.

Duties and responsibilities  

  • Deliver a first class customer experience at all times  
  • To be the primary point of contact for the customer, managing day to day activities such as sales order entry, chasing of outstanding orders, resolving complaints, handling enquiries, managing delivery expectations- all within a timely manner via phone or email
  • Proactively communicate with the customer for any delays in delivery
  • Work closely with the Territory Sales Manager to support and further develop the relationship with the customer and optimize all sales opportunities
  • Produce monthly reports as specified by the Customer or Sales Manager 
  • Ensure that KPI’s and SLA’s agreed with the Customer are managed and exceeded
  • Liaise with internal departments such as Purchasing, Warehouse, Distribution to ensure a smooth and timely delivery of service and goods from receipt of sales order, through to despatch
  • Work with Purchasing to improve lead times on products out of stock
  • Work with Sourcing to identify and locate supply of non-catalogued products
  • Where required, issue quotations to customers following guidelines issued by the Sales Manager

Ideal candidate     

  • Strong customer service ethics
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Organised and methodical
  • Quick learner- can pick up new bespoke systems quickly
  • Have systems knowledge in Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Responsive and re-active
  • Customer facing and personal relationship skills
  • To be able to communicate at all levels
  • Have the desire to grow in the role and deliver exceptional customer service to a single or group of Key customers
  • Have a positive outlook
  • Be flexible
  • Take ownership of, and responsibility for, their own roles

Further requirements   

  • Must hold current UK driving licence    
  • Knowledge of the industry preferred, but not essential

If you are interested and would like to join a successful and dynamic team please forward your CV to the following address:

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited
Wilford Industrial Estate
Ruddington Lane
NG11 7EP

or click here to contact us.

Territory Sales Manager - Nottingham

Scientific Laboratory Supplies are currently recruiting for the position of Territory Sales Manager. 
This role involves selling laboratory consumables, chemicals, reagents and equipment into a territory within Nottinghamshire.

Attributes & Skills Required

  • Has a minimum of 2 years field sales experience ideally with previous roles which ideally within academia and research, Biotech, clinical and Pharma or industrial laboratory environments.
  • Has a scientific background or understanding (this would be beneficial but not essential).
  • Can take responsibility for establishing and maintaining strong relationships with customers. 
  • Can provide a high level of support and service to existing accounts.
  • Shows the necessary enthusiasm to grow territory performance by approaching new and prospective customers, be it by arranging prior appointments or by 'cold-calling’.
  • Has a proven track record of success within a sales environment.
  • Displays a self-motivated and driven personality.
  • Has good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Has a full clean UK driving licence.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet/exceed target expectations as a whole and also by product segments in established product areas such as liquid handling, life sciences, capital equipment, chemicals and clinical. 

A key component of success will be close coordination and collaboration with a team of product specialists leading these product segments.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, high energy sales person to join this innovative and fast paced business; an individual with a 'can do' attitude who can hit the ground running and be a successful contributor to a rapidly growing company. You must be able to work well within a team as well as organise and motivate yourself.

In return we offer a competitive salary dependent on experience, with a market leading bonus scheme, company car or car allowance, contributory pension and healthcare.

If you are interested and would like to join a successful and dynamic team please forward your CV to the following address:

Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited
Wilford Industrial Estate
Ruddington Lane
NG11 7EP

or click here to contact us.