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Commercial & Contracts Manager

Portsmouth, Hampshire
£43.00 Per Hour
Job Type
9 Jun 2022
We are recruiting for a Commercial & Contracts Manager for a leading Defence & Space organisation based either in Portsmouth or Stevenage. This is a hybrid role with 3 days a week on site, 2 days WFH.

Job Summary

* Management of all Commercial and Contractual aspects of allocated opportunities and contracts across a wide range of opportunities including ESA, UK GOV, UK MOD and prospective private corporations

* Work closely with key stakeholders to deliver profitable commercial solutions ensuring that commercial risks are highlighted and mitigated and required governance is followed

* Responsible for management of the commercial aspects of the acquire business / bidding process to establish the nature of new requirements, preparation of bid and governance paperwork, review and negotiation of terms and conditions of contracts and agreements

* Work with the Procurement organisation to advise on key contractual obligations and risks within the respective prime contracts and ensure flow down and mitigation accordingly

* Manage existing contracts in accordance with company procedures and contractual requirements, to ensure efficient and accurate performance of commercial activities, change management and prompt payment of invoices

* Develop rapport/relationship with customers to ensure smooth running of existing contracts

* Work flexibly providing support to the wider business as required to provide best in class commercial guidance and management

* Employ Commercial best practice, efficiency and responsiveness within an ethical environment

* Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate must be able to operate for extended periods under own initiative without direct supervision; with an understanding as to when it is appropriate to seek advice and escalation on commercial / contractual issues

Skills/Experience Required

* Communication is key, proactive as will be working with lots of teams.

* Proven negotiation and contract management skills, doesn't matter which customers

* Experience of working with UK Ministry of Defence, Governmental, and Non-Governmental customers in a commercial environment, defence industry.

* Experience with customers.

* Proven reputation as a self-starter, capable of delivering high quality workload with minimum supervision

* Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to interact and influence across a range of stakeholders


* Demonstrated experience within the commercial field (Sales / Bidding / Procurement / Commercial)

* International communication.

* Able to multitask, cover a number of contracts. Comfortable of handling multiple contact (study contracts).

* Flexible team player

This is an umbrella contract and the role is Inside IR35
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  • Job Reference: 619965818-2
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Click Digital
    Click Digital
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: £43.00 Per Hour
  • Job Type: Contract