Commercial Officer

Job Description

Job Title: Commercial Officer
Location: Plymouth

Compensation: £ 37,908.00 + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Job ID: SF44076

About the role

Babcock is looking to recruit 2 x Commercial Officers to support our work at Devonport Royal Dockyard and HMNB Clyde. We are a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy.

This role sits within the Naval Nuclear Commercial team within Babcock's Nuclear Sector. As a Commercial Officer, you will be supporting contract management activities to ensure the financial and commercial interests of the Company are optimised. You will support the achievement of financial targets and ensure that contractual obligations and associated risks are adequately dealt with.

What is day in the life of a Commercial Officer like?

You will be part of the Naval Nuclear Commercial team, in the submarine environment, supporting the biggest defence contract in the UK. Day to day you will be part of the commercial team who is supporting contract management of the principal submarine contract which requires the processing of contract changes, providing advice on the contract, setting up Non Disclosure Agreements, supporting internal and external meetings, working with finance to provide accurate forecasting and taking time to develop yourself with training and support to meet your commercial competencies.

Key to this role will be your interactions with both internal stakeholders (project, finance, supply chain) and external stakeholders (Customer (MOD) and suppliers) and therefore the ability to communicate well and manage stakeholder relationships is a key asset.

What does the role offer you?

This is a great opportunity to become part of a growing team, in a role, which can be challenging but also varied and fulfilling. The role will provide you with:

  • A Band 5 salary currently at £37,908
  • A clear route to progression within the function
  • Training offered regularly
  • World Commerce and Contracting (WCC) (previously IACCM) chartership (this will be offered to you if you don't have this or an equivalent)
  • A flexible working arrangement.

What do I need to do the role?

Key areas of competency we require will include:

  • Commercially astute with a broad understanding of the procurement process.
  • The ability to make decisions within delegated authority and to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Good communication, presentation, networking and negotiation skills.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to identify commercial risks, propose steps to mitigate, and communicate effectively.
  • Professional, positive and supportive approach to both suppliers and customers.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and identify concerns about workflow to Line Manager if any concerns are arising.

What else do I need?

You must hold or have the ability to obtain full SC Clearance.

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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Closing Date: 05/07/2022