Commercial Officer

  • Location

    Luton, Bedfordshire

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Contact:

    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Commercial Officer; based in Luton; 6-month duration; 37 hours per week.
We are looking to recruit a commercial officer to be based at our client's site in Luton
Role outline
You will be required to maximise Growth and minimise Risk in all commercial opportunities. You will be required to ensure commercial governance and compliance from company Commercial policies and procedures. You will be required to manage and control contractual change within the single or group of programmes, and manage customer POs and contracts, as well as the commercial aspects of related change management for the Programme(s) under their control.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and control the implementation of customer and internally generated change within the programme(s)
Contract review and minor administration of all POs related to the programme
Be the commercial governance and "gate keeper" for the contracts/ POs related to the programmes
Be subject matter expert on all contract and related change documents and issues
Manage all aspects of contract changes including impact analysis, creation of contractual, commercial business case, customer negotiation, administration and subsequent implementation
Be accountable in conjunction with the Programme Manager for Gross margin of the programme and manage impact of contractual changes to increase margin where practical
To effectively manage the customer contracts for the programme.
Seek commercial opportunities to improve both programme gross margin whilst maintaining/ enhancing customer relationships
To be a focal point for all customer change requests; identifying and initiating change requests with customer or as requested
Identify and assess all costs, schedule and other commercial and technical impacts related to change requests
Generate the financial and business case and create the business model both at bid stage and for all contract related changes
Present, negotiate and document the changes to the contract with the customer and internally
Ensure all changes are reflected within contracts with suppliers and customer
To respond to all internal and customer requests in a timely manner to maintain/ enhance to the maximum, customer scorecards
Manage the internal change process including the internal change board/ mods meetings
Control and monitor the effective implementation of change through engineering, manufacturing and other internal processes
Be fully conversant and compliant with the Company's Health and Safety policies. Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety legislation is effectively implemented and managed.

Working with commercial contracts, on a long-term project / programme basis
Understand contracts and legal terminology
Business Modelling/ Cost benefit analysis / Profitability analysis.
Must be capable of handling commercial negotiations with Customers
Experience in Negotiation
Experience of working with complex technical and engineering issues and leading technical teams.
Experience of working with and leading/ influencing multi-disciplinary cross functional teams
Previous experience of forming effective partnerships with Customers
PO management/administration skills
Ability and experience in working on ambiguous problems or problems with limited definition and able to structure a consolidated and detailed solution.
Flexible and able to work to changing deadlines
Merson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy