Senior Commercial Officer

Job Description

Senior Commercial Officer

Would you like to be part of the maritime submarines and complex systems and support team providing support for in-service and in-build submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commercial Officer at our site in Filton or Frimley.

As a Senior Commercial Officer, you will be providing Commercial Services to meet the needs of the In-Service Programme. You will deal with contracts, contract management and winning new business, taking responsibility for the associated contractual and commercial elements. You will work collaboratively with key functions of the programme including Project Management, cost estimating, finance, procurement, engineering and technical as well as interfacing into UK Government (MoD) customers.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work with complex issues across Combat Systems In-Service Support. You will also have opportunities of advancement within the commercial function and wider BAE business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Commercial Officer will involve:

Managing allocated commercial contracts.

Executing bids up to the value of £5M

Managing and resolving customer queries and issues in areas of responsibility, escalating significant problems as appropriate.

Developing and maintaining customer relationships both internally and externally.

Delivering commercial support and guidance to other functions

Managing the implementation of procedures and controls within the specified area to ensure compliance with commercial policies

Managing the Bid Approval process for commercial elements

Proposing and reviewing complex terms and conditions to ensure that BAE SYSTEMS Business interests are protected

Providing advice and guidance to Supply Chain team to ensure appropriate flow-down of head contract terms and conditions

Drafting detailed Agreements including Purchase Orders, Enabling Agreements, Technical Assistance Agreements, Contracts, Sub-Contracts, amendments and Service Level Agreements.

Understanding the financial and pricing requirements of commercial contracts

Ability to plan and undertake basic negotiations

Proactively identify, manage and mitigate commercial risk.

Your skills and qualifications:

Essentials:

Ability to communicate and present to all levels of the business and customer environment

Good and broad professional knowledge of commercial principles and practices

Business acumen to demonstrate an understanding of the balance of risk and reward in managing long term complex programmes

Proven ability to negotiate, prepare and issue sound business contracts

Experience of Team Working in a Commercial / Contracts department

Desirables:

Knowledge of MOD contracting practices

Awareness of Single Source Contract Regulations (SSCR) and AAR Criteria

Knowledge of ITAR and export controls

Location: Filton or Frimley

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.