Business Support Executive

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Oban United Kingdom


Scottish Association for Marine Science

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The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) works and collaborates with marine scientists and research organisations throughout the world and is recognised as a leading authority in many globally important areas of marine science. SAMS Research Services Ltd (SRSL) is the Enterprise division of the SAMS Group and works with the science teams to identify, develop and exploit commercial opportunities across the wide and diverse spread of marine research output.

Our focus in the Enterprise division is on offering a service to industry locally, nationally and internationally to enable environmentally sustainable and productive interaction with our seas and oceans.

Following significant growth in activity and to support the team at SRSL, we are looking for an exceptional individual with energy, drive and a commercially creative mind to engage in developing Enterprise business.

Educated to graduate level in a marine science or business discipline with knowledge of the marine environment, you will have commercial experience and expertise in identifying business opportunities, following leads, building relationships and customer account management. You will be highly literate and numerate and able to work up quotations and bid proposals. As a motivated self-starter with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will enjoy the challenge of working at the interface of scientific knowledge, changing industrial need and evidence-based policymaking.

This is an opportunity to engage in the dynamic interface of science and industry in a position offering an attractive salary package and further career development through mentoring, training and peer support.

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