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Commercial Officer

Commercial Officer

  • Location:

    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £1 per hour + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Shannon Allister

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Morson International are recruiting a Commercial Officer on behalf of our prestigious defence client, based in Edinburgh. The successful candidate will work in multi-disciplined project teams, providing commercial and contract management support.

Key Responsibility Areas

Act as the customer's key point of contact for most contractual matters

Act as the main commercial point of contact for all internal suppliers

Prepare and submit letters of offer

Ensure adherence to targets and deadlines

Assist in the preparation of the Commercial Proposal

Working with the Legal Department and the Project teams, prepare, draft and negotiate Customer terms and conditions of contract and other non-standard agreements

Prepare contract summaries as part of the Business Winning/Lifecycle Management Process

Help manage the bid approval process in accordance with the company's procedures

Work closely with the Procurement function within the IPT's to ensure key Customer Terms and Conditions are flowed down and negotiated into supplier terms and conditions

Support Project meetings as required

Identify areas for personal development to enhance capabilities that add value to the business

Assist in the management of cash receipts and ensure customer adherence to agreed payments terms

Develop a strong customer relationship that enables opportunities for follow on orders and additional work

Help identify key commercial risks and bring them to the attention of the IPT, suggest mitigation activities

Process Customer orders through SAP business management system

Understand and help manage export compliance

Understand and help manage confidential information

Understand and help manage intellectual property

Assist in the identification of alternative commercial models for contracting/ business return that helps secure new business

Skills, Qualification & Knowledge Required

Prior experience of working in Defence and Aerospace industry is essential

Good influencing/persuasive/negotiating skills

Good relationship building skills with cross-functional colleagues, customers and suppliers

A familiarity with SAP and its functionality

Working knowledge of a business finance, profit and loss, margin and mark up, escalation, foreign exchange

Working knowledge of export compliance. ITAR, EAR, import taxes and duties

Working knowledge of Contract Law and its application in the Defence/Aerospace Industry.

Preparing and drafting standard and non-standard agreements

Understanding of Offset/ Industrial Participation

Identifying and understanding commercial risks

Good communication skills, written, oral and presentations skills.

This role will involve travel to other UK, and abroad sites, with overnight stays. Due to the restircted nature of this role, the successful candidate will be cleared to SC level.

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