Senior Commercial Officer

Posting Date: 05 December 2019

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Babcock

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Senior Commercial Officer
BTC, Bristol
Salary - £39,800 - £47,450 (dependant on experience)

About the role

We’re looking for a Senior Commercial Officer to join our Marine Defence division, supporting one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We’re a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.


Your role will be to provide commercial support to the Engineering Services business unit in bidding for and managing contracts with domestic customers to ensure the financial and commercial interests of the Company are optimised.  Support to the achievement of financial targets and ensuring that contractual obligations and associated risks are adequately dealt with are a key function of this role.

Primary responsibilities:
• To serve as a focal point of contact for customers regarding contractual matters by establishing and managing good customer relationships and communications.
To provide support and guidance to the business regarding pricing, terms and conditions and commercial issues as well as regulatory requirements.
• To provide a key pro-active service to support the Programme Manager, Commercial Manager and the project teams;
• To challenge and support project teams with respect to project controls, variations, risk management and progress.
• To ensure that proposals/tenders are priced, developed and approved in accordance with company processes and policies.
• To ensure that commercial policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements are followed, consistently across the business, and improved where necessary.
• To support and lead commercial discussions and negotiations with customers; prepare and review the response to new contracts and amendments to existing contracts and arrange for their approval.
• To prepare/review proposed contractual agreements (NDAs, TAAs, Teaming Agreements, Contracts etc.)
• To support the Supply Chain function in complex sub-contract negotiations; identifying appropriate flow down of terms and conditions.
• To implement trade control compliance and provide export/import advice across the projects for military and/or dual use products, services and/or technology to ensure compliance with trade legislation and regulations

What do I need to do the role?
You will require previous experience in a similar Commercial focused role – this could include Contracts Management, Supply Chain or Bid work.
We would like you to have experience in all or some of these areas:
• Degree qualified in business or law discipline (or equivalent experience)
• IACCM or MCIPS qualifications are highly desirable
• Working knowledge of MoD contract terms is highly desirable


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.

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 visit our website.


Application Guidance

If you are currently employed by Babcock, please let your line manager know that you’re applying for this vacancy.  You should also let them know if you are attending an interview or assessment for a role.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date so you may wish to keep a copy of this advert and any supporting documents for your records.


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.


Closing date: 20th November 2019



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