Careers

Syrris is a part of Blacktrace Holdings (www.blacktrace.com), a global leader in creating market leading products through Productizing Science®. We work with partners to help them to Productize Science®, and, create new brands to take our own products to market.  We are always on the lookout for brilliant people; have a look at our open career opportunities below.

Blacktrace Brands are:

      • Syrris develops the most advanced technology products for R&D Chemists around the world.
      • Dolomite develop the coolest and most advanced technology microfluidic products with and without partners around the world.
      • Glass Solutions, a world leader in precision glass fabrication using excellence in glass blowing and microfabrication.

 

Blacktrace Group is an exciting and dynamic place to work. We are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team!

  • Head of Sales

    £ Competitive salary, full time

    Location: Royston, UK

    Focusing on Productizing Science®, Blacktrace group designs, develops and manufactures truly innovative, premium quality scientific products. Our instruments are used for many scientific and commercial applications including Biology, Chemistry, Biotech research and scientific discovery. We sell to a wide range of international markets via leading brands including Syrris, Dolomite and Dolomite Bio.

    Job Specification

    The Head of Sales will report into the Chief Commercial Officer and will be responsible for overseeing global sales activities for Blacktrace. Located at UK site, the Head of Sales will manage a team based both in UK and in regional sales offices globally.

    Key Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

        • Growing sales for Blacktrace globally and maximising Company profit;
        • Overseeing and managing the distribution channels globally;
        • Setting activity and revenue targets for all members of the Sales team (including distribution partners);
        • Responsibility for the smooth operation of the Regional Sales offices;
        • Management reporting to Chief Commercial Officer and Blacktrace Group Senior Management Team on sales performance against set budget;
        • Accurately forecasting future sales and forming sales plans to adapt to constant shifts in the marketplace;
        • Identifying key areas of improvement in the sales process;
        • Forming sales strategies to keep the Company competitive and innovative.
        • Managing, leading and motivating a Sales team, including Regional Managers and Internal Sales team, to achieve ambitious targets;
        • Identifying valuable emerging markets;
        • Supporting the recruitment and selection for the Sales team alongside HR;
        • Driving proactive sales initiatives (such as workshops, roadshows, account management, etc.) and attending industry events and conferences to generate new business leads;
        • Continuous training and development of all members of the Sales team;

    Skills and Qualifications:

        • Previous experience successfully managing sales teams ideally from a similar scientific industry;
        • Strong leadership and skills and ability to inspire sales teams;
        • Proven track record of achieving targets and driving sales growth in a business;
        • Strong, demonstrable client-facing skills;
        • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines with strong planning and negotiation skills;
        • Enthusiastic attitude with a willingness to cover a range of tasks;
        • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
        • Excellent organisational skills and ability to multi-task;
        • The ideal candidate will have a degree qualification from a scientific or engineering discipline;
        • Professional sales training would be a strong advantage.

    The role is based in Royston, a short commute from Cambridge. Staff benefits include 25 days paid holiday per year (not including bank holidays), pension scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme and a ‘green’ car scheme.

    Please note – strictly no recruitment agencies.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV, Covering Letter and details of your current remuneration to recruitment@blacktrace.com marked for the attention of Lillia Valeva.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Office Administrator

    £ Competitive salary, full time

    Location: Royston, UK

    Focusing on Productizing Science®, Blacktrace group designs, develops and manufactures truly innovative, premium quality scientific products. Our instruments are used for many scientific and commercial applications including Biology, Chemistry, Biotech research and scientific discovery. We sell to a wide range of international markets via leading brands including Syrris, Dolomite and Dolomite Bio.

    Job Specification

    This is an administration position, reporting into the HR Generalist. It will be a busy and varied role; the ideal candidate will be adaptable and flexible to meet changing requirements.

    Key Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

        • General office administration duties, including:
          • Ensuring the offices are kept running and resourced; pro-actively track stock of office supplies and place orders where necessary (e.g. stationary, refreshments, water, etc.)
          • General filing and assisting colleagues with maintaining files and databases
          • Receiving and delivery of post
          • Assisting with travel arrangements and appointments, e.g. applications for travel visas, where an embassy visit is required
          • Submit timely reports and prepare presentations as / when assigned
          • Assistance with other general admin duties as agreed, and provide administrative support across the business
        • Receptionist duties, including:
          • Answering and directing phone calls
          • Managing correspondence, e.g. e-mail, letters, packages, etc.
          • Meeting and greeting visitors to the building
          • Arranging refreshments for meetings

    Skills and Qualifications

        • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
        • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
        • Excellent organisational skills
        • Excellent attention to detail
        • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
        • Pro-active approach

    The role is based in Royston, a short commute from Cambridge. Staff benefits include 25 days paid holiday per year (not including bank holidays), pension scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme and a ‘green’ car scheme.

    Please note – strictly no recruitment agencies.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV, Covering Letter and details of your current remuneration to recruitment@blacktrace.com marked for the attention of Lillia Valeva.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Product Marketing Executive

    £ Competitive salary, full time

    Location: Royston, UK

    Focusing on Productizing Science®, Blacktrace group designs, develops and manufactures truly innovative, premium quality scientific products. Our instruments are used for many scientific and commercial applications including Biology, Chemistry, Biotech research and scientific discovery. We sell to a wide range of international markets via leading brands including Syrris, Dolomite and Dolomite Bio.

    Job Specification

    The purpose of this role is to take ownership of defined positioning for specified product portfolio; execute marketing plan developed with support from Head of Marketing.

    The Product Marketing Executive will be responsible for ensuring go-to-market strategy for product portfolio is accurately reflected through website and across channels. Key to success in this role is a clear understanding of both the products and the market. The successful candidate will:

        • Use both qualitative and quantitative data to inform your decisions, some of which you may have collected yourself with help and guidance from both the Product Manager and Head of Marketing.
        • Work with the Head of Marketing to define messaging and campaigns and work with other marketers to ensure the execution is both consistent and timely, while being hands-on yourself.
        • Engage with influencers and execute communications and content strategy that positions your brand/products accordingly; you won’t be afraid of writing and will have the drive and determination to see plans through to completion.
        • Report on progress monthly, including progress towards targets agreed with Head of Marketing.

    Key Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

        • Product chain with a good understanding of the product line and relevant applications in industry and academia
        • Understand go-to-market strategy and ensure this is reflected on website and through activity
        • Familiarity with customer journey and understand relevance of activity to each stage.
        • Regularly check and update competitor positioning, informing key stakeholders of any changes.
        • Identify key personas and share with relevant people (sales, product, design); validate through semi-regular conversations with customers
        • Define messaging that resonates with key personas, with the support of Head of Marketing and Product Manager
        • Design campaigns that meet business objectives and work with Head of Marketing to agree details and set goals and targets. Work with others in marketing and design to ensure timely execution; be prepared to source or contribute content; communicate with sales about campaign activity and set expectations; gather feedback from sales
        • Work with events marketing to ensure message is reflected at physical events (conferences, workshops, roadshows) through booth, experience, literature, and speaking sessions; support post event activity by ensuring any relevant nurturing is set up.
        • Execute content marketing plan and understand where/how you’ll get content; execute an engaging communications plan from PR and editorial through to blogging, social media, and video (incl. scripting)
        • Write case studies, blogs and contribute content to the relevant communities; ensure digital marketing has content necessary for successful and engaging activity/campaigns.
        • Identify and engage influencers; understand how they can work with Blacktrace in different capacities (content, speaking, research, product input)
        • Work with sales, including distributors where relevant, to ensure all necessary collateral is produced, including materials for both internal and external use; provide sales tools, such as battlecards and competitor positioning, based on info provided by product managers, sales, and your own research
        • Other activities deemed relevant and in support of marketing or the business

    Skills and Qualifications:

        • Ability and willingness to work across functions
        • Qualitative and quantitative research techniques
        • Comfortable working with data and happy reporting against targets
        • Outstanding communication skills, both spoken and written; copywriting and ability and willingness to write
        • Understanding of marketing channels, both online and offline, and how they work together
        • Data driven
        • Customer centric
        • Planning with ability to multi-task and balance priorities
        • A background in sciences or experience in a scientific industry, would be a distinct advantage (although is not a requirement)

    The role is based in Royston, a short commute from Cambridge. Staff benefits include 25 days paid holiday per year (not including bank holidays), pension scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme and a ‘green’ car scheme.

    Please note – strictly no recruitment agencies.

    If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV, Covering Letter and details of your current remuneration to recruitment@blacktrace.com marked for the attention of Lillia Valeva.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

Syrris employees working in the Royston office
A Syrris Production employee building an Asia Flow Chemistry module
Syrris Atlas HD in use by a chemist
A Glass Solutions' glassblower, creating a glass vessel for an Atlas HD automated chemistry reactor
Dr. Omar Jina, Syrris/Blacktrace CCO, explaining something