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Commercial Specialist


Walsall, GB, WS2 8LD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Commercial Specialist
Location:               Walsall, West Midlands + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:     Competitive + Benefits
Role Type:             Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                  SF56572


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 Commercial Specialist at our Walsall site.


The role


As a Commercial Specialist, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. You will be a part of the Engineering and Systems Integration (E&SI) team within our Land sector, supporting commercial activities in delivering current contracts and organic growth. 


Day to day, you will provide commercial support in delivering current contracts to ensure financial and commercial interests of Babcock are optimised, amongst supporting project delivery teams including Account Managers and Business Leads by taking lead in the research and recommendation of commercial solutions.  


  • To secure work with acceptable terms by undertaking review and analysis of the commercial elements for tenders and opportunities
  • To prepare tasking forms and Contract Amendments (as may be applicable) together with negotiation of Prime Contracts
  • To provide commercial analysis, support and advice in respect of supply chain issues and negotiate acceptable terms in subcontracts
  • To act as the commercial point of contact to the Customer(s) together with the provision of commercial representation at Customer progress meetings
  • Prepare and negotiate new and pre-contractual documents including Confidentiality Agreements, Teaming Agreements and Consultancy Agreements


This is a full-time permanent role at 37 hours per week following a hybrid working arrangement of x3-4 days a week on-site with the remaining to to be completed from home and will be based at our Babcock Vehicle Engineering (BVE) Walsall site. 


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 Commercial Specialist:


  • Strong Research Skills, e.g. reference sources, analyse data, info and to provide summary presentations
  • Successful negotiator of contracts and subcontracts 
  • Experience of the whole commercial life cycle is desirable 
  • Strong relationship building skills with suppliers and customers
  • Confident and proactive with the credibility to influence at appropriate levels 
  • Awareness of governance and regulatory regimes


Qualifications for the Commercial Specialist:


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent (e.g. WCC / IACCM) or equivalent experience in a commercial discipline 
  • Hold a degree or equivalent in Law (e.g. LLB / LLM) is desirable 


We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve BPSS and SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits


  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most 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 International have 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. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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:    26/04/2024



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