Senior Commercial Officer - Aerospace, Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-697A
  • Date Posted: 17 May 2018
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Executive Positions, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Commercial Officer - Aerospace, Defence


Our client is looking for a Senior Commercial Officer who will report to the Commercial and Contracts Manager, supporting the Commercial Team in both proposal preparation and contract management working closely with other client’s business functions including Business Development, Customer Support and technical business functions. This position is based in Wimborne, Dorset and offers a very competitive salary and excellent benefits.


As Senior Commercial Officer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Degree or equivalent experience in law/business

Broad contract law knowledge

Experience of managing and advising on commercial and business risk

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

International commercial awareness highly desirable

UK MoD & US DoD contracts knowledge would be an advantage


As Senior Commercial Officer your main responsibilities will involve:

Supporting or leading bid preparation activities and ensuring proposals are submitted on time.

Acting as prime commercial contact with customers / potential customers and maintaining positive customer relations.

Organising and leading internal governance reviews to submit customer proposals for Bid Approval Committee review.

The preparation of all commercial aspects of complex proposals.

The negotiation of contracts and agreements including complex terms and conditions of sale.

Providing commercial support to other functions within the organisation.

Maximising margins and ensuring the company’s position is protected in terms of legalities and liabilities


Keywords:  Bids, MOD, Defence, Contracts Officer, Commercial Officer, UK MOD, US DoD


Senior Commercial Officer - Aerospace, Defence

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset

Salary:  very competitive and excellent benefits