Commercial Manager

Posting Date: 06 January 2021

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Babcock

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Commercial Manager
Business Unit: Central Services
Location: Bristol


About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Commercial Manager.


You’ll be responsible for a team that will provide day-to-day commercial management of the ‘new build ‘Qualifying Defence Contract (QDC) contract. You will act as the lead commercial interface with both internal Babcock stakeholders as well as the customer and other outside agencies/organisations. You will assist with the strategic commercial management of the contracts and provide commercial support to the wider submarine business; including new business winning activities (bids) and support the supply chain function with respect to flow down contracting conditions.


- Provide commercial expertise and governance to internal stakeholders for tenders and contract reviews, processes, policies and commercial risks;
- Act as an escalation point for high risk, complex commercial issues and liaise with legal teams to coordinate legal advice;
- Provide advice and drafting in relation to client and supplier terms and conditions, ensuring compliance with all internal processes;
- Be competent and confident with interacting with clients and will work to develop positive client relationships in order to represent the company to negotiate price, terms and scope;
- Oversee the production of complex change orders to existing contracts together with gathering and assessing evidence to support contract change;


This is a great opportunity to become part of a growing team, in a role, which can be challenging but also varied and fulfilling.


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need to be educated to degree with relevant degree (ideally Business or Law) or equivalent qualification or relevant experience, have significant commercial experience in robust management of large and complex contracts, bids and change initiatives in a regulated environment, demonstrable evidence of developing effective customer relationships and confident at negotiating independently within agreed delegations and have the ability to effectively lead and develop a team.

What else do I need to know?
• The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
• Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants:
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

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.

Application Guidance
All applications should be made online.  Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job.  Once you’ve completed this you’ll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.

If you experience difficulties please check our career website for more information. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. 

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and we will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 28/01/2021


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