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Commercial Officer – Defence, Security, Aerospace


Commercial Officer – Defence, Security, Aerospace

Commercial; Subcontracts; Procurement; Contracts; Legal; Negotiation

UK MOD, Defence, Security; Aerospace, Governemnt

£37,000 – £47,000


We are one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

The Commercial function provides advice on and analysis of commercial risks in the business, commercial sales and procurement guidance. The team commercially assess all bids and contracts, proving drafting as required. We also create bespoke agreements for presales and sales activity, including all supply chain agreements.

Joining the current commercial team, the successful applicant will assist the team as directed. Initially you will be responsible for procurement focused activities, drafting and checking a range of agreements including subcontracts, NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements, on occasion prime contracts and back to back subcontracts but as you gain experience you will be involved in all aspects of the work.

Your purpose

Analysis and agreement of NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements

Drafting and agreement of subcontracts

Management of procurement activities including competitive and non-competitive tendering

Commercial input to internal governance and approvals processes

Attendance at bid and project governance meetings

Providing commercial support as required to sales and proposal development teams, including developing the commercial elements of tender responses

Coaching non-commercial staff in commercial and procurement issues

Providing commercial support throughout project delivery

Commercial risk identification, mitigation and management

Develop commercial processes and procedures

Reviewing and approving tenders, sub- and prime contracts, ensuring adherence to company requirements and procedures

What you can bring?

A demonstrated track record in commercial and/or procurement management

Experience in both commercial sales and procurement activities

Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Ability to deal with complex commercial issues, analyze, interpret and draft contractual wording with a strong attention to detail.

Experience of negotiating contract terms with suppliers and clients

The ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities and deadlines under pressure

Experience in sales and procurement commercial management, with a willingness to work in both fields

Willingness to develop into a commercial expert in the services delivered by the business

Willingness to undergo continued skills expansion and development in order to take on additional responsibilities and wider business role

You will be well organized, commercially minded, enthusiastic and keen to learn and to continue to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will have a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving.

Why work for us?

You will be in a trusted, supported position, where you are able to apply both existing skills and develop new skills in complex and challenging situations. You will be able to share your knowledge and experience plus learn from others within the team

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