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Commercial Director - Infrastructure

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Bristol

Babcock International
Commercial Director (Infrastructure)
Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Please note that the location is flexible

About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a proven Commercial Director to lead on all business commercial activities in relation to our Marine Infrastructure line of business at the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth.  You will be responsible for interfacing with the customer on commercial matters affecting the Infrastructure contracts.
The Commercial Director, Infrastructure (“CDI”) is responsible for leading and developing a centre of excellence providing strategic and operational commercial support to infrastructure projects at Devonport Royal Dockyard (“Devonport”). The CDI is a member of the Infrastructure Projects Senior Leadership Team, as part of which he/she plays an active role in the safe, secure and successful delivery of infrastructure projects on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, the Royal Navy and Devonport Royal Dockyard Limited.
This is a senior leadership role and the CDI is expected to visibly demonstrate the behaviours and values which underpin Devonport’s culture, including developing, supporting and mentoring staff and providing effective, constructive challenge where required. The CDI plays an active role in the leadership of the Infrastructure Programme and is the commercial functional lead for Major Infrastructure Projects.


The CDI is responsible for the full commercial lifecycle from supply chain strategy through procurement and contract placement, contract management to close out and ensuring that at all times Devonport’s commercial and financial interests are suitably protected and commercial risk suitably mitigated.


Although this role is heavily involved with major infrastructure projects we will consider applicants from all highly regulated, commercial backgrounds such as Construction, Defence, Oil & Gas, and Nuclear. As well as working on some of the most high-profile projects in the UK we also offer a supportive work environment where innovation is at the heart of what we do.


What do I need to do the role?
You will have demonstrable experience at a senior level of delivering against a commercial strategy, including establishing and maintaining effective customer relationships as well as proven success at a senior level in developing and managing transformational activities in a large organisation.
You will also be educated to degree level, and have experience in influencing and negotiating in a complex, contractual environment and demonstrate leadership competence in a complex and dynamic environment.

The CDI is also expected to have a deep understanding of the NEC suite of contracts and the Public Contracts / Defence and Security Public Contracts and the Single Source Contracts Regulations.
What else do I need to know?


We are flexible on location however the role would require regular travel to Plymouth. 
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.

We are 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 will 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 click here.
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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.


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