Commercial Manager

  • Job Reference: N6030-556S
  • Date Posted: 3 December 2017
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration, Executive Positions, Government & Defence, Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sue Allen
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Commercial Manager


Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join their business. the role focuses on helping to secure new business opportunities in compliance with our client’s policies as well as providing effective Commercial and Contracts support to the management and delivery of existing contracts. This role is based in Christchurch, Dorset and offers an extremely competitive salary and excellent benefits package.


As a Commercial Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

A Degree calibre or equivalent relevant experience

experience in a similar role

Experience with Product / complex technology based contracts

Experience with UK MoD contractual requirements desirable

Experience with negotiating and advising on both simple and complex commercial contracts

Experience with preparing tender documentation

Experience with managing disputes(desirable).

Proven relevant experience gained in a commercial discipline in a high-tech industry, ideally within the aerospace/defence/manufacturing sector (desirable).


As a Commercial Manager your responsibilities will include:

Identify where the SHE Standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.

Apply countermeasures identified in applicable risk assessment to appointed operations/tasks.

Analysing potential business opportunities and preparing responses to bids.

Supporting internal Phase Reviews / Approvals of existing contracts and new opportunities and ensuring that all required approvals are obtained prior to entering into a contract.

Provide Commercial & Contracts support to the assessment of the risk and reward balance of each opportunity and to ensure that proposals / contracts are appropriately bound in line with the approvals obtained.

Preparing tender documentation and contract documents / agreements in line with approved positions.

Providing and presenting timely, reliable and accurate advice to business unit stakeholders

Work closely with the Sub-Contract Management resources to ensure the best possible flow down of front-end obligations and requirements, into the associated Sub-Contracts and Supply Agreements. Where required, work to support the Sub-Contract Management resources to achieve Value for Money in the Sub-Contract and Supply Agreements.

Work closely with SME Stakeholders to advise on the applicable contract requirements and to understand the proposed solution and the full extent of compliance with the customer’s requirements. 

Assisting with the management of insurance requirements

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


Commercial Manager

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset

Salary:  Extremely competitive