Assistant Contract and Tender Manager (SE5/22.CH)

Location:  SAMS Enterprise, Malin House, Oban

Contract Type: Permanent (fixed term could be considered)

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37hrs), Part Time (minimum 22hrs could be considered)

Salary Range: £29,619 – £39,745 depending on experience and skill level

Closing Date: 20th March 2023


Our Ideal Candidate

As a highly motivated business professional, with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will enjoy the challenge of contributing to 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

Working closely with the Contract and Tender Manager, the jobholder will support the management, preparation and submission, to strict deadlines, of high-quality bids/tenders/proposals (collectively tender submissions) that meet client requirements and successfully progress to profitable contracts/ service orders in the most commercially advantageous terms for SAMS in line with its commercial objectives and targets.

The post holder will also be expected to input to the development and management of contracts as appropriate and support the Contract and Tender Manager in developing a robust tender management function within SAMS Enterprise.

You will be a skilled, scientifically/technically minded wordsmith with a track record of winning 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.

Where a candidate is appointed at the higher end of the pay scale/higher grading, their duties and responsibilities will be more in depth and will be adjusted to reflect this.  These adjustments will be agreed on appointment.



You will work closely with the Contract and Tender Manager and will have support of the wider SAMS Enterprise team. You will also interact with our Research teams to assist your success in this role.



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 Charlotte Heijnis  -  

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Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to quoting Job Ref ‘SE5/22.CH’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications is 20th March 2023 – Interviews will be held by end of March.


Full details on this vacancy can be found here: Assistant Contract and Tender Manager