Assistant Commercial Manager

Job Description

Assistant Commercial Manager / Senior Commercial Officer – Aerospace, Aviation, Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aviation company, they are looking to recruit an Assistant Commercial Manager for the client’s services in the UK/EMEA.


The Assistant Commercial Manager will ensure that the company’s business objectives are met whilst maintaining the required commercial governance and to co-ordinate commercial activities effective.


This role will be supporting an aircrew and pilot training programme.


This Role is based in Hurn, Bournemouth, Dorset (some travel involved throughout the UK)


This role may suit a Senior Commercial Officer wanting to take their next step up in their career


As an Assistant Commercial Manger your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Combines experience, intuition and clear thinking to make considered judgements about the overall impact on the business and people, including of potential threats

  • Has experience of managing commercial risk.

  • Creates an environment in which issues are recognised, accepted and resolved.

  • Has a business awareness enabling an appropriate contribution at a more senior level

  • Degree calibre, Law, Business studies etc

  • Proven relevant experience gained in a commercial discipline in a high-tech industry, ideally within the aerospace and or defence in a support service sector

  • Knowledge of the contract development process, contract terms and conditions are prerequisites for this role

  • Demonstrates collaborative working behaviours and good interpersonal skills

  • Experience of UK MoD and export contracting is ideal

  • A recognised commercial qualification (Desirable)

  • A minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a similar role (Essential)


As an Assistant Commercial Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Identify risk and develop risk mitigation plans relating to the commercial aspects of the full lifecycle of a programme

  • Leading negotiations on pricing and contractual Terms and Conditions with new and existing customers, minimising liability for the Company, and maximising profit and cash

  • Liaising with stakeholders within the Business and customers during the preparation of bids and quotations to ensure a timely response to enquiries

  • Representing the Function in Company Tender Vetting and Contract Acceptance approvals

  • Identifying and addressing contract changes, and settling all liability issues affecting operations, as they arise

  • Summarising key Terms and Conditions, risk and reward for presentation to broader audiences

  • Ensuring compliance with Divisional and Company’s Corporate Frame Work and Contract Policy

  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent.

  • Supporting Procurement activities in the drafting of subcontracts including interfacing directly with major suppliers


Keywords:  Legal, Commercial Management, Contracts Management, Contracts Officer, Commercial Manager, UK MOD, Aerospace, Aviation, Defence. Risk Management, Contract Law, Senior Commercial Officer, Contracts Officer, Senior Contracts Officer, Contracts Officer


Assistant Commercial Manager / Senior Commercial Officer – Aerospace, Aviation, Defence

Salary:  Competitive salary plus large company benefits

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset