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Commercial Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Location: Bristol
Compensation: Competitive + Benefits
Role Type: Full Time Permanent
Job ID: SF40269


To work closely with our Customers to fulfil our existing contract and create growth opportunities.

To support, manage and provide compliance to Prime Contract obligations in accordance with Delegated Authority approval and Commercial process requirements.

To work collaboratively with the project teams to provide commercial advice associated to the Prime obligations, subcontract and agreement risk mitigation and compliance activities and reporting during Contract execution.

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 as they arise.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an effective proven negotiator with significant leadership skills supported by high level of resilience, someone with excellent communication and problem solving skills.


What will you be doing?
•    To act as a focal and escalation point of contact (if appropriate) for customers and key stakeholders (internal & external) regarding contractual matters by establishing and maintaining a beneficial and effective customer relationships and communications
•    To implement commercial strategy for proposals/tenders/variations that maximises the commercial position whilst delivering tenders and variations in accordance with competition rules and company processes and policies (BIG/Policy/011 and 012 and previous Delegated Authority approvals);
•    Provide Commercial guidance for all tenders/variations within the respective business stream overseeing, and providing, commercial governance & support to all team members for Gate 0 – 5 including but not limited to personnel within the MSSP/EM/CS Commercial team.
•    Act as the Commercial management representative to the senior management team within the appropriate business stream reporting on Commercial activity, Commercial risk mitigation strategies and any emergent Commercial issues which may impact Contract performance.
•    Manage a team of Commercial personnel to achieve business and Commercial objectives and strategy ensuring all personnel have regular one to one meetings, a clear development plan and regular performance feedback sessions.
•    Ensure Commercial policies, processes, procedures and regulatory requirements are followed consistently across the business streams, and are continuously reviewed to identify and implement improvements with wider Commercial stakeholder engagement.


The experience you’ll bring 
•    You will ideally be degree qualified (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business, Law, Accountancy but not essential.  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)


•    Extensive contract and bid management experience, experience in managing and developing staff


Skills Required
•    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
•    Microsoft ™ packages


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
•    Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts


About Babcock International and Devonport
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.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 

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Application Guidance: 

All applications should be made online.
We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive 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 will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.
Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Closing date: 7th December 2021


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