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Senior Commercial Officer - Radar

BAE Systems
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1 Dec 2021

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Senior Commercial Officer - Radar

Would you like to work as part of the Commercial team with BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commercial Officer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Senior Commercial Officer, you will be working as a member of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) commercial team to provide commercial services and support to meet the operational needs of the P&TS line management. Reporting to a Commercial Manager within the Radar business sector and operating not only within the individual business team but also as part of the wider P&TS commercial team.

This role will provide you with a high variety and volume of work related to bidding activities, commercial negotiations and contract management.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Commercial Officer will involve:

Supporting the Senior Commercial Manager by taking responsibility for the commercial support on bids into the UK Ministry of Defence, other external customers and to other parts of BAES.

Supporting BAES Supply Chain in the preparation of sub-contract terms and conditions as required

Negotiating of proposals with potential customers and ensuring that this results in acceptable business agreements and contracts

Commercial Management of Contracts acting as focal point for contractual/commercial issues, Contract Changes etc.

Generating suitable NDA and teaming agreements in accordance with policy

Working with the internal legal team and external legal advisors as required to ensure all bids/contracts have the necessary legal input/governance

Responding to the needs and wants of the customer by understanding their requirements, through researched understanding, open discussion and candid clarification questions

Providing advice on commercial policy to Line/Project Management and non-Commercial staff making the case for the added value of these processes.

Help Senior Commercial Manager to support and develop junior members of the team.

Your skills and qualifications:

Qualified to relevant Degree e.g. Business / Legal, standard or equivalent

IACCM qualified or prepared to study towards

Practical and relevant comprehensive work experience of bidding, negotiating commercial and contractual terms and contract management.

Good and broad professional knowledge of Commercial principles, techniques and practices and understands how Commercial roles fit in the organisation as a whole

Ability to work unsupervised and provide solutions for management consideration


Knowledge of working in the UK Defence Sector

Experience of creating and presenting business cases to commercial and non-commercial management

What we're looking for in you:

Must have good communication skills together with the ability to relate challenging scenarios to customers and suppliers and a high degree of customer focus, as the role involves regular exchange of information.

Location: Cowes

Salary: £Competitive


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Flexible Working

At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.
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