Senior Commercial Officer / Contracts Officer

Job Description

Senior Commercial Officer / Contracts Officer – Aerospace, Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace and defence company.  They are looking 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 business functions including Business Development, Customer Support and technical business functions.


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
  • Experience dealing with multiple customers
  • UK MoD & US DoD contracts knowledge would be an advantage
  • Experience within engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, R/D, Production, In Service / Support would be ideal


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:  Contracts Officer, Commercial Officer, Contract Law, Bids, Defence, MOD, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Production, Development, Research, UK MOD, US DoD.


Senior Commercial Officer / Contracts Officer – Aerospace, Defence

Salary:  Competitive, plus excellent benefits including flexi time, 25 days holiday, 12% pension, onsite parking

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset