Commercial Manager

Posting Date: 24 November 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Babcock

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Commercial Manager
Location – Bristol
Business Unit – DST


About the role:


Working as part of our Defence Systems Technology (DST) business we’re looking for a Commercial Manager to join us. DST forms a critical part of Babcock’s Marine organisation. Working across a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, our 1,500 strong team operate from a number of sites across the UK and internationally ensuring our global customer portfolio is always supported.

Primary responsibilities:

  • To manage the commercial obligations of the prime contract and work with functional stakeholders to ensure contract deliverables are achieved
  • To support the development and execution of the supply chain strategy for the Prime contract to ensure alignment with, and achievement of, the prime contract deliverables
  • Execute supply chain strategies to deliver organic and new business opportunities including the negotiation and agreement of pre-contract arrangements as may be required
  • To support and maintain the commercial point of contact to Customer(s) and wider stakeholders to enable an open and transparent working relationship focused on resolving issues and maximising supply chain opportunities as they arise.
  • To support the delivery of Business Unit strategies through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance
  • Negotiate and agree prime and supply chain terms & conditions in accordance with company policies and Delegation of Authority
  • Establish & implement successful relationship management techniques within the supply chain and customer environment
  • To work collaboratively with the project teams to provide commercial & supplier management advice associated to the Prime obligations, subcontract risk mitigation and compliance activities during Contract and tender execution.


What do I need to do the role?


You will ideally be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business, Law, Accountancy. Functional qualifications may include Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) or Post Graduate Certificate in Commercial Management (PGCCM)

You will be experienced in contract and bid management, with experience in managing and developing staff

  • Local: In depth knowledge of commercial terms and agreements, significant awareness of UK MOD contracting methods, strategies and contracting methods, effective proven negotiator, significant leadership skills supported by high level of resilience,
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • An in depth knowledge of a variety of contracting methods which maximises and mitigates commercial risk and opportunity with both the Ministry of Defence and Commercial Companies.
  • Management of personnel and stakeholders to deliver a high level of Commercial competence


What else do I need to know?

This role is a permanent opportunity based in Ashton Vale. You must be able to achieve the appropriate level of Security Clearance.  


About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme.  You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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