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Updated 02 December 2019

Below is a summary of our vacancies, for more information please click on the vacancy that interests you.

 

 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for permanent staff members including 25 days holiday, private medical and dental cover and an excellent pension scheme.

 

 

Order Execution Specialist

 

TAP BIOSYSTEMS

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Job Title
Order Execution Specialist

Group
TAP Services

Reports To
Order Execution Team Leader

Direct Reports
None

Job Purpose
To process product (system), spares and consumables orders.  To ensure that stock is available and orders ship on time for a specific group of products.  To communicate the status of current orders to the Global sales and Commercial Operations teams.

The team plays a major role in delivering the Tap business goals of growth and customer satisfaction.  With the on-going integration into Sartorius, the team is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs of the Global business often. The Order Execution team sits between the in-country Commercial Operations team and Royston Manufacturing managing the stock and shipping for all finished goods and spares globally.

Key Job Accountabilities 

Product Specific

  • Co-ordinate delivery of finished goods for assigned product groups
  • Maintain instrument order log on SharePoint for assigned product groups
  • Liaise with Manufacturing Planner in Royston for availability of finished goods

Spares (Product Specific)

  • Maintain Safety stock settings in ERP as agreed with Product Support Specialist
  • Co-ordinate safety stock review meetings with PSS/Manufacturing, maintaining the control sheet in excel
  • Ensure accurate dispatch dates are maintained against current orders on ERP system and communicate any changes to the in country Commercial Operations teams.

Day to Day

  • Ensure all orders are entered onto ERP (SAP)
  • Review warehouse transfer orders and expedite as necessary
  • Respond to Spares Requests according to Service Level Agreement
  • Ensure SharePoint Spares Request Log is updated with latest information
  • Support Dispatch Specialists with packing and shipping during busy periods
  • Provide holiday cover to other team members when required
  • Adhoc activities and projects when required

Functional Relationship

Local

  • Finance Admin
  • Manufacturing Planners
  • Product Managers
  • Product Support
  • Specialists
  • Product Support
  • Procurement
  • Project Teams

Global

  • Order Processing
  • Sales Support
  • Service Organisations

 

 

 

 

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

 

Purchase Ledger Administrator

 

Reports To:

Purchase Ledger Team Lead

 

Direct Reports:

None

 

Key Job Accountabilities:

This position is concerned with all aspects of the Purchase Ledger and forms part of the timely production of monthly management accounts and year-end statutory accounts within the group.

 

Purchase Ledger:

Full responsibility for the Purchase Ledger and verification of accuracy of all of all postings, including full accountability for end of year records.

 

Set-up and amend Vendor records with SAP system.

 

Amend bank account details in line with Sartorius Fraud control policy.

 

Supplier Invoices - Processing of planned (Purchase orders) and unplanned (non purchase order) invoices in accordance with Sartorius authorisation and approval structure via SAP X-Flow system.

 

Staff Expenses - Processing of personal, company credit card and foreign currency advance expenses via Concur Expenses software.

 

Managing and maintaining relationships with suppliers, managing supplier expectations in line with cash flow requirements.

 

Supplier queries – Dealing promptly with external queries by phone and e-mail.  Dealing promptly with internal queries interacting with Procurement, and other members of staff as required.

 

Reconciliations – Preparing month end accounts payable reconciliations. Reconciliation of supplier statements.

 

Control and maintenance of GRIR account (goods received no invoice/ Invoice no GRN).

 

Clearing of intercompany vendor/customers balances where appropriate.

 

Holiday cover for other members of the Finance team including team lead.

 

BACS payments – Processing of weekly supplier and staff expense payments, both GBP and foreign currency.

 

Ad-hoc tasks as and when required.

 

Experience:

Experienced in all aspects of purchase ledger.

 

Key job skills:

Essential:

Numerate.

 

Good Excel skills.

 

Knowledge of complex computerised accounting package.

 

Team player.

 

Good organisational skills.

 

Good communication skills.

 

Able to work on own initiative.

 

Able to drive objectives to completion.

 

Mature approach to problems & queries.

 

Ability to prioritise & manage time effectively.

 

Desirable:

Experience of an ERP system.

 

Experience with Concur.

 

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Management Accountant

 

Reports To:

Finance Manager

 

Direct Reports:

None

 

Key Job Accountabilities:

Supporting the Finance Manager in budget development, budgetary control, forecasting, financial modelling, and the development, design and implementation of systems and controls, financial policies and procedures.

 

Working closely with cost centre owners to ensure that all income and costs are captured.

 

Providing a timely and accurate financial administration and financial control service to all departments and employees within assigned Sartorius entities.

 

Working closely with department heads to develop the annual operating budgets, forecasts and the periodical reforecasts.

 

Providing accurate and timely financial and management reporting, including analysis of variances against budget, to Cost centre owners, department heads and other stakeholders for the review and monitoring of financial performance.

 

Ensure the quality of their work is within required standards.

 

Operate in conformance with the requirements of the quality system.

 

Supporting Finance Manager on statutory reporting requirements with regard to the Annual Financial Audit plus other statutory reporting.

 

All workload activities within the Group SAP system:

 

Month end management accounts and entry into group accounting package.

 

Balance sheet reconciliations and month end reports.

 

Cover month end reconciliations and intercompany reporting for assigned entities.

 

Review and analyse reasons for management accounts deviance to budget during month end with Finance Manager.

 

Review and distribute cost centre reports after month end.

 

Prepare and enter recurring journals for pre payments and accruals.

 

Prepare Ad hoc journal adjustments as required.

 

VAT returns, 4 companies plus Denmark, Finland and Sweden VAT returns.

 

EC sales lists.

 

Intrastat returns.

 

Deputize for Finance Manager as required.

 

Qualifications:

Part/Newly Qualified preferred – CIMA/ACCA

 

Experience:

Able to extract and analyse data from ERP systems (preferably SAP).

 

General Ledger reconciliation experience. 

 

Good IT skills, especially Excel.

 

Strong analytical/numerical/reasoning skills.

 

Proven experience of working to tight monthly deadlines.

 

A good knowledge of VAT, EC Sales and Intrastat rules and submission.

 

Key job skills:

Essential

 

Strong working knowledge of the above.

 

Numerate.

 

Good Excel skills, including Lookups and Pivot tables.

 

Flexibility needed (especially at month end).

 

Team player.

 

Highly motivated.

 

Enthusiastic.

 

Good organisational skills.

 

Good communication skills.

 

Able to work on own initiative.

 

Able to drive objectives to completion and meet tight deadlines.

 

Mature approach to problems & queries.

 

Ability to prioritise & manage time effectively.

 

Hands on approach.

 

Willingness to challenge and suggest improvements to existing systems and processes.

 

Desirable:

 

SAP experience.

 

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Logistics Technician

Key Job Accountabilities:

To manage the supply of items and Kanban to set locations.

To monitor Kanban items and adjust supply quantities where necessary.

To carry out stock checks on Kanban materials.

To work closely with Planning and Production.

To be an integral member of Manufacturing and Consumables production working flexibly as required.

Cooperate with Production and Planning in a timely manner to resolve material issues.

With support from planning, expedite and deliver shortages to production.

Ensure SAP is kept up to date at all times.

Loading and unloading the stores van deliveries at the Jarman Way site and occasionally covering for van runs between sites.

Deliver kits line side and check, if appropriate.

Book-in and deliver material line side (JIT, stores kits and direct deliveries) to Jarman Way.

Packing and shipping of semi-finished goods (mainly irradiation).

Fork lift driving at Jarman Way.

 

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

Qualified to GCSE level (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.

Computer literate and familiar with MS Office.

 

Experience:

Proven experience in stores or logistics environment.

Working in an engineering, manufacturing or similar environment.

Demonstrate the ability to input and manage data.

 

Key job skills:

Essential:

Attention to detail.

Effective communicator (written and verbal).

Health and Safety Awareness.

Computer literate – Microsoft Office, Windows.

Current, full driving licence.

Effectively manage time and prioritise.

Methodical and well organised.

Team worker with good people skills.

Professional and safety conscientious behaviours.

 

Desirable:

Open minded and open to new working practices.

Fork Lift truck licence.

Flexible with working time and practices.

Patient.

Approachable manner.

Resourceful.

‘Can do’ attitude.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Software Test Engineer

Job Purpose:
To be responsible for independent, third-party testing of application software produced in the software group. This may include testing applications that integrate control over physical automated systems.

To ensure testing is delivered on schedule while working under the guidance of the test manager.

Key Job Accountabilities:
• Production and maintenance of system test plans and specs, manual test cases, automated test scripts, test execution results and test reports.
• System integration (of hardware and software components) and software testing on Windows desktop PCs, emulated platforms and real systems.
• Classification (technical and business) and reporting of faults found in a release.
• Following through to resolution of all faults discovered in the software.
• Liaising with software designers and developers to understand the business requirements and product functionality.
• Supporting the development & definition of standards and processes for software testing in projects and product developments, working within a framework informed by ISTQB® standards.
• Supporting the assessment and introduction of testing techniques and tools.
• Liaising with Testing Staff (Test engineers & Test Managers) across Sartorius sites in project roles as well as to ensure adoption of shared processes and best practice.

Secondary Objectives:
• Assisting the project team with the software integration phase on the hardware, taking a client-like role in order to ensure faults are dealt with in a timely manner.

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:
Degree in an engineering or science subject, with a good IT content.

ISTQB® certification desirable.

Experience:
3+ years industrial experience in the software development arena conducting testing within a quality-conscious environment. Experience working with ISTQB® approach and standard.

Experience in the creation and execution of functional, system integration (end-to-end), regression and non-functional tests (e.g. performance). Exposure to and hands-on experience with a range of tools supporting automated testing, including Windows based User Interface testing, is an advantage.

Experience in testing complex systems built using modern programming languages.

Experience of working in environments where regular builds, unit tests and software integration testing are the norm. Candidate able to contribute to these activities.

Experience of system fault-finding, diagnosing to subsystem level.

Experience of using version control, change control and code quality control processes.

Experience of using test management or ALM tools to design, execute and maintain test cases (examples – Siemens Polarion, MS Test manager, HP Quality center/ALM).

Experience of using defect management tools to raise, monitor and retest defects found in the software.

Experience of general computer and peripheral configuration, and common mechanisms for computer communication and control over external components.

Key Job Skills
Essential:
Writing and executing manual test cases.
Basic scripting and executing automated tests.
Use of Windows OS platform as administrative / power user.
Ability to grasp large and complex software application.
Use of a Test management tool or Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint to produce and maintain reports and presentations.

Desirable:
Some insight into software development processes.
Willing to travel overseas as and when necessary.
Use of SQL.
Use of MS Powershell.
Use of XML.
Behavioural Skills.

Essential:
Problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail, thoroughness.
Clear verbal and written communications.
Excellent record keeping.
Probing attitude in testing systems, self-directed generation of test approaches.

Desirable:
Good planning skills.
Team worker.
Capable of grasping the “big picture” and holding onto detail.
Self-motivated.
Creative.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Software Engineer

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the design, development, testing, documentation and maintenance of high quality software for new systems and enhancements to existing systems, with a focus on User Experience and User Interface development.
To participate in the continuous improvement of the Software Group platforms, processes, tools and techniques.
This role will involve both individual working as well as team working. In addition, dependant on experience, this role can include leading small teams and the general technical management of others.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Work within projects to:
Realise system requirements into designs and software code, specialising in User Experience and User Interface elements.
Ensure that applications meets user requirements, provides an excellent user experience, and meets all identified standards, guidelines and corporate branding requirements.
Develop and complete required documentation, including contribution to product user manuals.
Participate in team and project meetings.
Discuss requirements with stakeholders.
To build expertise regarding User Interface Design across Sartorius products and act as knowledge area expert within the software group.
To participate fully in continuous improvement activities, and to pro-actively identify opportunities for improvement in the processes used. Taking responsibility, where designated, for designing and implementing the changes necessary.
As appropriate, Software Engineers will also be expected, from time to time, to undertake both Architectural Design work and/or to adopt the role of Software Lead on suitable projects.
To undertake all work in accordance with the appropriate Quality Standards and processes.

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

Minimum BSc (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent from established University, preferably Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Experience:

Industrial experience in software development within a quality-conscious environment.
Extensive experience in User Interface development and demonstrated excellence in design and delivery of sophisticated User Experience.
Fluent in C#, WPF and User Interface development through professional use with Visual Studio development environment.
Using version control, change control and code quality control processes.
Using automated software build, release and test environments (e.g. TFS).
Working in Agile teams using applied frameworks (e.g. SCRUM, DSDM, Lean, FDD, TDD).
Working in environments where regular builds, unit tests and integration testing are the norm and able to contribute to these activities.

Key Job Skills:

Essential:
C# with .Net Framework in Visual Studio (recent/current version).
User Interface Design with WPF.
Experience with common patterns and techniques for User Interface construction including MVVM.
Agile framework; SCRUM, Lean TFS and GIT.
Clear verbal and written communications.
Team worker.
Self-motivated.
Good time management.

Desirable:
Experience with JavaScript/Java development for web applications.
Task estimating and scheduling.
Creative.
Good planning skills.
Capable of grasping the “big picture” at the same time as holding onto detail.

You can apply online or send your CV directly to: roystonhr@sartorius.com

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.

 

 

 

Product Support Specialist

Job Purpose:

To ensure that allocated products meet performance expectations.

 

Key Job Accountabilities:

Provide remote technical support for customers and field personnel.

Ensure allocated service requests are closed down within SLA terms.

Co-ordinate the resolution of product related problems where solutions do not already exist.

Monitor the performance of allocated products in the field.

Maintain an on line knowledge database for allocated products.

Co-ordinate software and hardware releases to the field.

Assist in the writing /editing of technical manuals.

Develop PM and other routine technical procedures for allocated products.

Manage content of engineer and customer training.

Liaise with specialists to assist customers in developing / tailoring their equipment applications.

Lead meetings with other engineering departments to share data.

Manage lines of communication with end users and other key groups.

Work with development departments to introduce new capabilities to the field.

 

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

HNC/HND or degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.  Experience in lieu considered.

 

Experience:

Experience in a technical engineering role working with sophisticated capital equipment e.g. Field, commissioning, development, mechanical.

Confidence dealing directly with internal and external stakeholders.

Experience of systems used in similar bioprocess applications is highly desirable.

 

Key job skills:

Essential:

High standard of electro-mechanical abilities.

Flexible approach to solving problems.

Accurate technical writing skills.

Strong communications skills.

Ability to manage meetings efficiently.

Team player.

Able to prioritise own work.

Take responsibility for work and actions.

Ability to use own initiative under pressure.

 

Desirable:

Product application skills.

Ability to train effectively.

In order to commence working with us, the successful candidate will need the right to work in the UK.