Business Sales Admin & Tenders Support Placement 2024

Type: Early Careers Programme
Region: West Midlands

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek – so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us.

As a global company we are committed to a sustainable operating model, as demonstrated by our net zero 2050 commitments on greenhouse gases, as well as to the work experience and development of our employees as recognized through our numerous Great Place To Work (GPTW) awards. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and highly experienced European Sales Operations Support Team as a Business Sales Administration & Tenders Support intern, supporting the Agilent Health Care & Molecular Biological Research Divisions around our Genomics & Pathology solutions.

You will have the unique opportunity of being exposed to real projects and responsibilities, fully involved in the team, trained and mentored, assisted in your learning process and professional development and growth. Moreover, you will be given the chance to apply the knowledge acquired during your degree program in a professional environment.

Your main responsibilities 

  • Work closely with Sales Account Managers and other stakeholders to develop tender response strategies and create comprehensive bid packages, aligning with Agilent’s sales strategy and goals.
  • Participate in quotation & contract creation, formatting, completeness, consistency and compliance
  • Collaborate with the team to support development and management of sales platforms & tools, contributing to the analysis and evaluations of business data & strategy.
  • Support with contract management as well as asset oversight including management of the physical inventory and tracking instrument usage & sales status. Also ensure recovery of instruments upon contract expiration.
  • Assist Sales Operations Support team in activities related with other departments, like Marketing or Inside Sales, and additional project management activities.

This is a 12 months (full-time) internship/placement, based in Cheadle (Manchester), starting between July and September 2024.


We are looking for a motivated individual with the following background:

  • Currently completing a university degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law or Life Sciences
  • Good proficiency with Microsoft Office, and especially Excel
  • Full fluency in English. Knowledge of any other European language(s) would be an asset

On a personal level, you are driven, organized and autonomous. You also have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with external and internal partners.

You show a real can-do attitude, curiosity and a real eagerness to learn. Accuracy and attention to detail are also fundamental to be successful in performing all functions of this role.

We offer

  • Working as part of a dynamic, forward thinking, collaborative team
  • Outstanding company culture
  • Attractive compensation package
  • Career development opportunities
  • A position within an international organization, offering a fast-paced working environment, with exciting challenges and opportunities

We will make sure you get all the training and development opportunities you need to become the best in your field!

Agilent Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other protected categories under all applicable laws.

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