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Senior Commercial Manager


Salisbury, GB, SP11 8HT Westminster, London, GB, W1U 1QX Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Commercial Manager 
Location:              Andover,  Portsmouth or London + Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:    Up to £75,000 + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF55768


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Commercial Manager at our Andover site.


The Role
As a Senior Commercial Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Working for the Commercial Director, Training; you will be required to provide Commercial support and guidance on contractual issues across the Training Business Unit.


Day to day, you’ll be leading and supporting negotiations with the Customer / Supplier on contractual issues where required; as well as any changes on Training Business Unit Contracts or any other contractual documents or any Growth opportunities across the Training Business Unit:


  • Lead / support commercial projects across the Training Business Unit where required.
  • Lead / support development of new contractual documents including new Contracts, Supplier Contracts, Confidentiality Agreements, Teaming Agreements and Consultancy Agreements.
  • Provide appropriate governance guidance to the Training Business Unit.
  • Represent the Sector and commercial function at relevant customer meetings as required.


This role is a full-time position that is contracted at 37 hours a week and will be based at our Andover site with hybrid working from home arrangements. The current expectation is to be onsite weekly; there is also, a requirement for attending face-to-face meetings and / or delivering business across a range of internal and customer sites.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Essential Experience of the Senior Commercial Manager

  • Proven track record at a strategic operating level of leading negotiations and closing multi million-pound contracts, in public sector and / or MoD.
  • Demonstratable Commercial senior level experience of supporting or leading complex, high value contracts and contract changes.
  • Proven strategic commercial background in multi-disciplinary environments covering pre and post-contract activity.
  • Ability to translate impact of terms and conditions on P&L and risk to delivery.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong relationships with key internal customers, external suppliers and stakeholders.


Qualifications for the Senior Commercial Manager

  • Ideally, you will hold a recognised professional qualification (IACCM, WCC or PGCCM) or equivalent / similar but, this is not essential.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date:    17/04/2024



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