Senior Commercial Officer

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  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £28000.00 - £42000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Grove

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Salary Details
Job Description Senior Commercial Officer - Bristol - £28000 - £45,000

My client is a business who continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace, as a result we are recruiting for talented senior commercial officer


To provide commercial support to future business to ensure commercial and business interests of the Company are optimised. Role includes management reporting as well as ensuring that contractual obligations and associated risks are understood and adequately dealt with as part of the commercial life cycle.

Key responsibilities include:

To provide support and guidance to the business regarding pricing, contractual terms and conditions and other commercial issues and risks.
To participate in and assure new business opportunities through the completion of commercial tendering and approval processes.
To assist and assure the Project Management function with respect to contract management including project control, variations, risk management, milestones and financial progress.
To provide general management and contractual information, and assist with resource forecasts and costings, which are properly constructed and achieved. To ensure an accurate audit trail of commercial decisions is maintained and commercial administration is kept up to date.
To ensure that all policies and procedures are followed, consistently across the business, and improved where necessary.
To lead and support commercial discussions and negotiations with internal and external customers.

Required Skills and Experience / Qualifications:

Ideally be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business, Law, Accountancy, or similar.

Skills and Experience:

Excellent communication skills.
Well organised, self-driven and proactive.
Experience in a commercial environment, ideally, defence contracting.
Experience of providing commercial support to operational contracts / projects.
Good communication and negotiation skills in a customer facing environment.
Detail orientated with good technical commercial skills.
Good organisation skills with methodical approach.
Proactive and results focused.
Experience in cost reporting.
Proficient IT skills.

Essential Skills and Experience

Tendering I Approvals I Estimating
Risk Management
Contract Law and its practical application
Contract negotiation I drafting I administration I management
Contract cost control/ reporting
Variation control
Claims and disputes

The successful candidate will have recent experience within a defence environment - defence contractor/MoD.