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Commercial Manager - Defence

Ref no. BHN571648
Salary £65,000 - £75,000/annum
Location Hastings, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

My clients who are a leading defence company is recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join on a permanent basis in Hastings (hybrid working arrangements).

Key skills required for this role

Commercial, Contract, T&C's, Customer, Contractual


Proven experience within a similar Commercial Contract Management role, aerospace and/or defence background is preferred.

Job description

My clients who are a leading defence company is recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join on a permanent basis in Hastings (hybrid working arrangements).

The Commercial Manager will be responsible to provide commercial leadership, support and guidance to the business on a wide range of contractual and commercial matters relating to the full contract life cycle from bid preparation/submission through project execution to contract completion/closure.

Leading a team of commercial professionals, the role is varied and will involve hands-on commercial management of several contracts/programmes as well as a broader overarching responsibility across the business portfolio.

Role - Commercial Manager

Location - Hastings (flexibility around hybrid working arrangements)

Type - Permanent

Salary - £65,000-£75,000 + bonus + benefits

Key responsibilities of the Commercial Manager role will include not be limited to:

  • Provide the day-to-day point of interface on commercial and contractual matters for selected contracts
  • Provide full commercial input to the timely development, approval of bids and proposals
  • Identification of commercial risk and the development and implementation of effective risk mitigation strategies and actions
  • Ensure that the Company's contractual obligations are communicated to the project teams and support functions
  • Ensure resolution of commercial issues
  • Support the project teams to identify contract changes and manage the commercial side of the Change Control process
  • Supporting the project procurement team in the negotiation of contractual agreements with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Lead in the negotiation of any amendments to our existing contracts and new agreements
  • Reviewing, re-drafting and leading the negotiation of customer contracts and agreements.
  • Ensure the protection/registration of the company's intellectual property rights
  • Provide support to new business proposals
  • Help develop, improve and maintain Commercial policies and processes

Key skills and experience required for Commercial Manager and not limited to:

  • Eligibility to gain UK Security Clearance (SC Level)
  • Previous experience in reviewing complex contractual documents
  • Recognition of contract law
  • Previous experience in a customer interface role
  • Well organised and confident individual able to take the lead on business issues
  • Strong Commercial awareness and business acumen with attention to detail whilst meeting challenging deadlines
  • Can demonstrate the ability to identify key areas in contract terms supplied by other parties that if accepted would represent a significant risk to the Company
  • Can think laterally to resolve issues and disputes
  • Can demonstrate the ability to effectively liaise with internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Self-motivated and proactively able to manage own work to in order to achieve objectives
  • Ability to identify and develop solutions to problems

To apply for this Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager / Commercial Contracts Manager / Senior Commercial Manager / Senior Commercial Contracts Manager / Senior Contracts Manager, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Eric Ho manages this role

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