Intuitive Surgical Careers

Tender Specialist

Vaud, Switzerland
Finance and Accounting

Job Description

Job: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: Switzerland-Vaud
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 182740


Position’s Objective & Summary:
The Tender Specialist manages individual tender submissions as part of a tender management team, while ensuring compliance with Intuitive’s policies and applicable laws, as well as contributes to the continuous improvement of Intuitive’s tender management processes.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Tender Process Management
Manage tender related processes in a designated territorial and language area. The scope of the related tasks would entail among others the following:
      • Efficiently manage tender preparation, submission and follow-up processes with stakeholders within and outside Intuitive.
      • Assess tender requirements and documents to prepare tender submissions and to ensure compliance with Intuitive’s policies and applicable laws.
      • Negotiate tender/contract terms as necessary and allowed in the tender process.
      • Draft and compile tender and contractual documents.
      • Maintain and monitor records of outstanding tender submissions and ongoing tender processes.
      • Maintain databases regarding successful tenders.
      • Generate tender and contract related reports as required.
      • Market intelligence activities: proactively screen the market for tender announcements and related news.
 Tender Process Development
  • Contribute to process development initiatives and projects regarding tenders.
  • Continuously develop and maintain a tender document and language library, develop and maintain tender-related templates.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, political science, legal or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in tender and contract process management in a regulated environment, preferably in medical device or pharmaceuticals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of general tender and contract terms and language.
  • Detail-oriented, organized work attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A self-confident and flexible team player who is committed to share experience, knowledge and is committed to adapt to the team’s needs.
  • Fluent in English and French.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • German is highly desirable. Further languages are of advantage.
  • Experience with business IT applications (SAP, SharePoint, Salesforce).
  • Paralegal certificate.