Contract and Tender Manager

SAMS Enterprise

Oban, Argyll & Bute
Up to £46,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: marine conservation

Closing date: Thursday, 21st July 2022  

Contract & Tender Manager -  Leading on the preparation and submission of commercial tenders, bids, and business proposals

  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working pattern: Full Time (37 hrs per week)
  • Salary: up to £46k per annum
  • Location – Malin House, European Marine Science Park, Oban.

Our ideal candidate:

As a highly motivated business professional, with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will enjoy the challenge of leading on the preparation and submission of commercial tenders, bids and business proposals to facilitate commercial access to our cutting-edge marine science consultancy.

You will be experienced in the collation of data and identification of resources to create impactful, winning tenders and proposals. You will be flexible and motivated to understand and deliver to customer requirements. You will have an impeccable eye for detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

The role:

You will lead on the development, preparation, pricing, and submission of high-quality tenders / bids to secure profitable contracts for SAMS Enterprise. Working with business development, project delivery, and research colleagues you will produce well-crafted responses which fully satisfy client requirements and maintain an enviable conversion rate from enquiry to delivery. You will support and manage internal and external stakeholders involved in each deliverable, making this a varied and challenging opportunity.

With responsibility for the Proposals Administrator and Administration Assistant, you will coordinate all proposals activity and ensure maintenance of internal governance procedures relating to bid submission and client management.

You will be an integral part of the management team within SAMS Enterprise, supporting development of budgets, business plans and commercial strategy. You will also engage in client facing activity including attendance at relevant conferences and exhibitions.

You will be a highly skilled, scientifically / technically minded wordsmith with a track record of winning high value, high impact, six figure contracts from public sector, research and innovation and industry clients. You will be pragmatic, practical, and diplomatic in developing winning solutions with colleagues and collaborators.

This role sits within SAMS Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of SAMS.


We would love to hear from you. If you have queries on the job and would like to talk these through before applying, please email these through, in the first instance, to Mike Spain at [email protected]

Applicants must apply by CV and cover letter – your letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role. Full job details are available here.

For more information on SAMS Enterprise and the work that we do, please visit our website.

For further information, please visit our website.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] quoting Job Ref. ‘SE1/22.MS’

Closing date for all applications is 21st July 2022

Interviews will be held in late July

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