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Markes has the following job openings. Please click the links for full descriptions

To apply for any of the above positions, please send your CV specifying which position you are applying for to hr@markes.com

Research Assistant – Technical publications

Reports to: Head of Communications
Location: Llantrisant, UK (Part-time & temporary)

We are looking for a talented scientist to expand and enhance the company’s bibliography of relevant scientific publications and optimise accessibility (searchability) of associated technical and commercial information.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Review the more recent publications listed in the company’s existing bibliography; extract and log additional useful information in a readily searchable DB format
  • Research the relevant scientific publications and papers referenced recently, access as many as are available and add them to the bibliography logging all relevant information
  • Collaborate with global laboratory and marketing colleagues to source important papers from influential users and research groups around the world and include all useful details in the bibliography in a searchable format
  • Cross-check the details of research groups and authors active in our target markets with those in the company’s contact database and circulate any missing information to respective regional managers for qualification
  • Support these functions by searching web publications and other internet sources for related information, including blogs, user forums, customer newsletters, etc
  • Identify papers and publications that are particularly important commercially – for example influential organisations using the company’s equipment to address important and high-profile applications. Draw these to the attention of the relevant Business Units and help them feature/highlight these on our own websites.

This role description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job‐related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments

Knowledge/skills/experience/qualifications

  • Degree-level qualification in chemistry or a related scientific discipline
  • Enjoys reading and research
  • Diligent, meticulous, thorough and prepared to use initiative
  • Good organisational skills
  • Confident and competent at expressing ideas in concise written English
  • Experience with Excel or other database software an advantage
  • Enjoys working with colleagues

Business Unit Manager: Supplies & Consumables

Reports to: Managing Director
Location: UK Headquarters

The Business Unit Manager is responsible for sustainable business growth in the product line. The BU Manager is responsible for internal leadership and management of product marketing, product management, and applications development & leads the product development strategy, alongside relevant steering committees, and senior management.

Continuous development and optimisation of the product line

Responding to new market opportunities and competitive threats with product improvements, cost-reductions & innovations and identifying/filling any portfolio gaps

Product marketing

Developing and delivering the strongest competitive sales/marketing messaging for the product range and broadcasting this as widely and effectively as possible, via all means available, to maximise market profile.

Commercial & business responsibility

Working with Sales management to ensure all necessary distribution channels are in place and suitably equipped to achieve respective targets.Doing everything necessary to make sure the product line is as accessible as possible to potential customers.

Primary Responsibilities

Continuous development and optimisation of the product line

  • Continually soliciting input for new products and product capabilities via
    • Liaising closely with influential customers, Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), suppliers, distributors and partners
    • Monitoring, responding to, and anticipating competitive activity
    • Working closely with Sales and Marketing colleagues.
  • Lead the product engineering team to ensure timely execution of relevant projects, and with the product development team to create new and innovative products and specification enhancements
  • Maintenance and optimisation of commercial and product information
  • Working with colleagues in Engineering, Procurement, etc for continued cost efficiencies and product performance enhancements
  • Ensuring the operational delivery model is fit for purpose, and adapting it as necessary to achieve the business goals

Product marketing

  • Develop and continuously reassess the messaging and positioning of the product line
  • Prioritise development of the applications / proof statements required to support the sales team
  • Drive new product launches internally and externally - planning and leading organisation of the necessary sales training, marketing activities and communication strategy
  • Monitor all competitive activities and responding – responding to competitive threats, pre-emptively wherever possible, appropriately generating the necessary marketing/sales documentation
  • Work closely with the Group Marketing team to:
    • Maintain and improve Markes products’ market profile and awareness
    • Plan, develop and drive relevant product marketing messaging, collateral and campaigns to equip the sales channels to deliver the messages
    • Participate in events, contributing to relevant scientific or trade press
    • Optimising our use of the web and B2B social media to promote Markes’ solutions in the markets of interest

Commercial: Sales development and support

  • Direct ownership and accountability for the Business Unit e-commerce proposition, leveraging both our owned website and common platforms.
  • Proactively drive Sales and distribution channels via customer visits, support of events
  • Ensuring Markes’ various sales channels are trained and equipped to sell our products effectively
  • Drive the development of new sales channels when and where required
  • Gathering market intelligence from all key geographies to identify and respond to new commercial opportunities
  • Develop new marketing material, and sales collateral to support the Company’s wider distribution channels in selling its products effectively

Business: Metrics and team management:

  • Annual business planning – knowing what business growth should come from where (geographically and application-wise)
  • Closely monitor all aspects of business performance at all times including; sales numbers, ROI on commercial initiatives, profit margins, delivery times, market share, etc.
  • Take responsibility of the business plan and delivery, irrespective of direct or indirect accountability for the supporting departments
  • Team management of business unit personnel

The role is based in UK, however regular overseas travel will be required

This role description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job‐related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Knowledge/skills/experience/qualifications

The successful candidate will be ambitious & self-motivated with an innate and proven drive for Business Development, and a demonstrated passion for technology and innovation. They wil:

  • Have a proven track record in selling, marketing or developing sample handling products in gas chromatography or a related analytical instrument sector
  • Have a degree or higher degree in a scientific discipline; alternatively, they will have demonstrated a robust level of continual professional development within their career path
  • Have a strong theoretical and practical knowledge of gas chromatography across several application areas.
  • Having a good technical background in GC–MS and its sampling techniques and also hands on experience, will be an advantage
  • Have excellent management skills and a strong team mentality, project management skills would be beneficial
  • Have an aptitude for business development in general and be able to demonstrate a successful track record of achievement

Applications Specialist – Extraction & Enrichment (E&E)

Reports to: Market Application Specialist
Location: UK

In this role you will work as part of the Extraction & Enrichment (E&E) Business Unit evaluating & testing new and innovative applications and accessories for the E&E product range.

Primary responsibilities:

  • To develop exceptional hands-on and theoretical knowledge of Markes’ E&E product range with Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Mass Spectrometer (MS)
  • To fully develop & validate new applications across the E&E product range including sample handling & preparation, complete method development & specification etc.
  • To write a variety of reports & application documentation following the method development work to promote the advantages of Markes E&E equipment & the consequent benefits to customers. These will include concise “Application Briefing Notes”, more comprehensive Application documents & conference presentations, through to fully referenced papers for peer-review journals
  • Disseminate the application information to salespeople & customers through a variety of media e.g. face-to-face meetings, conferences, webinars and training documentation
  • To contribute to the continuous development & improvement of the Extraction & Enrichment product portfolio with input to product specifications and participation in test and evaluation of development instruments, software & projects
  • To liaise with and provide technical support to production, marketing, sales and service as required.
  • Continuously develop and maintain knowledge of competitor’s products & applications, as well as any changes in customer requirements (e.g. regulatory compliance) to ensure that our product portfolio includes everything necessary to meet those requirements.
  • Although the role is based at our UK headquarters, there may be a requirement for occasional travel (primarily overseas) to customer sites and Markes subsidiary offices.

This role description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job‐related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Knowledge/skills/experience/qualifications:

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a degree or higher degree (or equivalent) in a physical science
  • Have a solid theoretical understanding of chromatography; hands on experience of GC (or HPLC) and Mass Spectrometry is essential  Have experience in application development and be meticulous in documenting the process
  • Have a proven logical approach to problem solving and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Be articulate in both written and verbal communications with excellent presentation skills
  • Be able to follow procedures but also be capable of “thinking on your feet” and exhibiting proactive behaviours

Product Marketing Manager – Thermal Desorption (TD)

Reports to: Business Unit Manager - TD        
Location: UK

Maintaining the company’s leadership and reputation for innovation in thermal desorption is critical for the company’s long-term growth plans. This vital and exciting post will report directly to the Thermal Desorption Business Unit Manager and form a key part of the technical marketing team within the business unit. The Product Marketing Manager is a vital link between product and application development, the business and market development teams, and the commercial teams. The PMM will work closely with market development and the other business units to develop, continually reassess and implement a strategy for optimising growth of Markes’ core thermal desorption instrument business across all applicable markets and geographies.

Primary Responsibilities:

The role involves, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Strategy and Business Development:

  • Working in close liaison with the market development team to pro-actively investigate new market opportunities – e.g. evolving customer needs, market trends, new technologies, regulatory changes and competitive activity – and oversee the objective assessment, quantification and prioritisation of associated new product requirements
  • Translating product and market requirements into clear specifications for development projects.,
  • In close collaboration with the product development team ensure timely execution of new product developments
  •  Maximise the effectiveness of new product launches, internally and externally, planning the necessary sales training, marketing activities and communication strategy.
  • Partner with market development to identify and cultivate relationships with key opinion leaders, providing scientific input and owning the overall outcome in the form of peer reviewed papers, application notes, conference presentations etc.

Owning and overseeing product marketing activities including:

  • Update, continuously reassess and ultimately own the messaging and positioning of Markes TD products by developing and executing marketing campaigns including technical notes, infographics, blogs, videos and webinars.
  • Represent the group by presenting at relevant conferences, seminars user groups and customer meetings.
  • Monitoring all competitive activities and responding appropriately generating the necessary marketing/sales documentation
  • Closely working with the Marcom team to:
    • Maintain Markes’ TD market profile and awareness
    • Plan, develop and drive relevant product marketing campaigns to generate new contacts in the Company’s CRM
    • Participate in events, contributing to relevant scientific or trade press
    • Optimising our use of the web and B2B social media Sales Support and Motivation:
  • Ensuring Markes’ various sales channels are trained and equipped to sell our TD products effectively
  • Maintaining regular contact with Sales and distribution channels via joint customer visits, support of events, regular e-news bulletins, etc.
  • Measure the sales effectiveness, by product, geography, etc. and drive the development of new sales channels for TD instruments when and where required
  • Provide technical and marketing support for our OEM business partners, developing strong business relationships and collaborations This role description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job‐related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments

Knowledge/skills/experience/qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a degree or higher degree (or equivalent) in analytical chemistry or a similar discipline.
  • Have a good technical background in chromatography and mass spectrometry, GC–MS experience would be highly desirable.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the field of instrumental analysis, either for an instrument vendor or as an end user. (Industrial, government or academic research)
  • The candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have experience writing technical documents in the form of peer reviewed publications, application notes or journal articles.
  • The candidate should have experience presenting to the wider scientific community at conferences, seminars or webinars.
  •  A background in scientific marketing with experience developing marketing collateral and contributing to the planning and execution of campaigns would be highly beneficial.
  • Experience in selling, marketing, or developing analytical instrumentation for gas chromatography or a related analytical instrumentation sector would be highly beneficial.
  • Experience with a range of GC sample introduction techniques would be highly beneficial including thermal desorption, pyrolysis, SPME, headspace and purge and trap.
  •  Project management skills and experience would be highly beneficial.