Commercial Manager

Vacancy ID: 1030402
Created Date: 29.01.2020
Job Title: Commercial Manager
Salary Competitive
Temp or Perm: Permanent Role
Region: South West
Sector: Defence
Consultant: Sarah Bacon
Consultant Phone: 01942 323277

Job Description:
An industry leading defence contractor are seeking to recruit a Commercial Manager for work in Bristol on a contract basis and in Plymouth on a permanent basis.

About the role:

  • Act as a focal point of customer contact with regard to Prime Contract commercial issues.
  • Conduct Prime Contract terms and conditions review and negotiation process with regard to acceptability and compliance against BIG Policies.
  • Tendering, negotiation and through life management of Prime Contracts.
  • Provide commercial input to development of Business Unit Strategy and translate into Commercial Strategy and plans.
  • Provide support to the Supply Chain function for tendering and contract negotiations.
  • Negotiate major Contracts and resolve major claims both for and against the Company.
  • Provide support to labour estimating and planning, proposals management, risk management and pipeline management.

What you will need:

You will need to have extensive practical and managerial experience in all aspects of the contract lifecycle, ideally with excellent knowledge/understanding of Ministry of Defence procurement process and Terms & Conditions. You will also be a self-starter and willing to challenge the status quo.

You will be degree qualified or equivalent experience in a commercial / legal or related role, ideally in the defence industry.


Key Behaviours and Competencies:
  • A self-motivator with excellent analytical skills, good leadership and good organisational skills
  • Has the confidence to make decisions and recommendations based on the information they have or in consultation with others
  • Has the confidence to provide commercial direction to others to shape strategy
  • Effectively manages conflicting priorities within own role, adapting to changes in workload or business priorities
  • Consistently demonstrates compliance with company processes and practices and supports others to do so
  • An understanding an experience of full bid phase
  • Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation and organisational skills
  • Improves the way they and the team work and/ or behaviours including proposing improvements to departmental policy, procedures and systems/processes
  • To have an understanding of Trade Controls compliance  (desirable)
  • Interact and communicate effectively with all other functions, e.g. Estimating, Project teams, Finance, Quality, Supply Chain, Technical
 

 





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