Proposals Manager (SE8/23.MS)

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Full Time (37 hrs per week)

Salary range: £44,263-£49,794 per annum

Location: Oban, Argyll & Bute, Scotland

Closing date: 28th March 2024


SAMS Enterprise plays a vital role in the strategic direction and implementation of our company’s growth, and this is an exciting time to join a business on a positive trajectory.

The Proposal Manager role will be pivotal in driving the strategic direction of proposal submissions and enhancing our competitive edge in the marine science sector. You will bring a blend of acumen and commercial insight, making this position a perfect fit for professionals such as Project Managers, Tender/Bid Specialists, Consultants, eager to advance their careers and contribute towards the planning, execution and delivery of commercial tenders.


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Main duties will include:

- Lead on the development, preparation, pricing and submission of high-quality tenders/bids, delivering to customer requirements.

- Build excellent customer and team communications.

- Manage the development and delivery of proposal activities as well as provide support to the Head of Enterprise, Enterprise team members and contribute towards business strategy.

- Ensure procedures, quality assurance and guidance documents are fit for purpose and are compliant with appropriate regulatory requirements.


About you:

This opportunity is well-suited to candidates with strong commercial knowledge and experience in a similar role in Proposals/Tenders and/or Consultancy. Knowledge of marine science is advantageous, though not essential.

You’ll need a can-do attitude, should love solving problems and enjoy challenging yourself and others to improve the status quo. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to manage your time and workload effectively to meet deadlines. You should be a team player with a focus on building relationships and leading teams.



If candidates have any questions or queries they would like to discuss before moving to the application process, please just email  

Applications must include CV and cover letter and should be sent electronically to quoting Job Ref ‘SE8/23.MS’ in the subject heading. Your cover letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 28th March 2024 – Interviews likely to be held in April 2024.

Please note, candidates must already have full rights to work in the UK when applying.


Full details can be found here: Proposals Manager - Job Description


SAMS Group is committed to being an equal and open organisation. Diversity and inclusion are important to us, and we strive to remove any barriers that may prevent people from applying to join us. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, and from all who share our values and can help us to broaden our knowledge and range of ideas.