Tenders and Contract Specialist

The Role: Tenders and Contract Specialist

Apply your procurement skills on the fastest growing climate technology of our time – hydrogen. Join LIFTE's rapidly growing international team and make a difference where climate meets tech.

We offer competitive pay, flexible working conditions, stock options, and other great benefits. We are looking for the best who share our passion in energy and climate technologies and want to innovate in the hardest-to-decarbonize sectors.

The Tenders and Contract Specialist Role has been created due to business growth and will sit within the Supply Chain team. The role will be key in the ongoing development of our supply chain function. Reflecting the central role that contracting plays in driving our business growth, as well as controlling risks, your skill and experience will be leveraged to review contract terms and conditions to balance risk appetite and manage subcontractor and vendor relationships. 

The role will report to the Head of Supply Chain Development.

Your Responsibilities

  • Understanding our clients’ needs and how the business is developing
  • Managing the NDA process across the function
  • Drafting and issuing ITTs & RFQs to support client projects and product developments. Managing the associated procurement process up to and beyond contract award
  • Negotiate contract terms, conditions, and prices within delegated powers for procurement activity with a view to delivering against project plans
  • Undertake contract/team administration as required
  • Maintain professional standards and provide support to the commercial team working on the preparation, submission and review of customer tenders
  • Effectively manage the contracts within your responsibility by building strong working relationships with contractors, suppliers and colleagues where necessary
  • Assist in setting targets and objectives and to support and monitor achievement against these, ensuring supply chain Management Information is accurate, up to date and submitted on time
  • Actively contribute to the development of tools, processes and procedures. Administer the procurement process and toolset.
  • Perform effective contract management obligations on time and within budget

Additional Details

  • 10-20% Domestic and International Travel
  • Position is based in UK or Berlin, Germany 
  • Two days per week attendance in office required 

Extremely Competitive Benefits Program


  • Competitive salary
  • Summer holiday allowance 
  • Christmas bonus
  • Performance-based company profit sharing bonus
  • Stock options possible
  • Company pension scheme (Betriebliche Altersvorsorge)
  • Capital-forming benefits (VWL)
  • Travel, health, and accident insurance
  • BahnCard 100
  • Remote work budget
  • Family friendly policies
  • 30 days vacation


  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Options
  • Performance-based company profit sharing bonuses
  • Private healthcare coverage
  • Generous time away, including 5 weeks paid vacation for all, regardless of seniority
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Remote work budget
  • Family friendly policies


  • Incentive Stock Options
  • Performance-based company profit sharing bonuses
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Industry leading healthcare coverage: medical, dental, and vision
  • Generous time away, including 5 weeks paid vacation for all, regardless of seniority
  • Sick Time
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 6 Holidays plus 2 floating holidays
  • Remote work budget
  • Family friendly policies

What Experience & Education is Required?

  • For US: Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, supply chain, legal, or equivalent
  • Experience of balancing terms and conditions to manage risk
  • 3+ years of experience working within a procurement and/or contracts management role 

What Skills are Necessary for Success?

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Able to build relationships, influence others and work effectively with colleagues across international locations and multiple functions
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to self-direct

What Qualities Are We Looking for?

  • Embody LIFTE: Love Integrity, Fun, Truth, Excellence in all you do
  • Passion: your passion is incorporated in what you do and drives your progress.
  • Servant leadership: constant focus on how your work can serve the needs of others.
  • A focus on excellence: your work is error-free and complete.
  • Good judgment: your recommendations are sound.
  • Community builder: we like each other and want you to be a contributing member of the LIFTE community in whichever way you are uniquely designed. Diversity of thought and approach is important to us.