Commercial Manager

BAE Systems

Location: Henderson

Job Type: Full time


  • All Systems GO! Be part of the next generation of defence capability delivery
  • Showcase your extensive strategic commercial and leadership experience and contribute to enhance maritime sustainment capability
  • Enjoy flexibility, engaging work and a culture that embraces diversity and open-mindedness

At BAE Systems we are all systems go as we continue to drive innovation and seek passionate and talented people to join our business. We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Commercial Manager within our Maritime Sustainment unit based in Henderson, Western Australia. This role provides the flexibility of a hybrid working arrangement and a 9-day fortnight full-time working option for the right talent.

What this opportunity will mean for you:

  • Purposeful work where your efforts are recognized in an environment where you can thrive
  • Unique opportunities to contribute to programs of national significance whilst growing your skills
  • A strong safety culture, inclusive teams and work to be proud of, underpinned by a compelling set of values
  • Industry-leading flexibility options to unlock the talent and diversity of every individual

Your new role:
Reporting to the WAMA Alliance Commercial Manager you will be responsible to provide commercial guidance for our Maritime Sustainment Program and Commercial Ship Repair business, including managing significant commercial issues and leading commercial negotiations. This includes driving the implementation of BAE Systems commercial policies and practices as well as the assurance of adherence to functional governance requirements.

More specifically, you will

  • Manage commercial obligations of Maritime Sustainment and Commercial Ship Repair projects and provide guidance/direction to the program on compliance with contract, Australian government and foreign government requirements for the management of intellectual property, confidential information, controlled technology and classified information and data
  • Manage and foster engaging relationship with internal / external customers & cross business / functional requirements
  • Manage and lead commercial inputs to phase reviews, bid approval reviews and contract status reviews
  • Identify and manage commercial risks and liabilities, develop cost-effective means of managing those risks and implement appropriate mitigation measures
  • Prepare negotiating strategies and lead negotiating teams on commercial issues
  • Prepare and deliver commercial management Plan(s) for the program
  • Drive BAE Systems' commercial policies and practices, including the assurance of adherence to functional governance requirements
  • Oversee preparation of Australian Industry Capability Plan and reporting
  • Ensure compliance with Export Control requirements

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial and/or procurement preferably in defence or engineering organisations
  • Organised professional with sound commercial acumen with an ability to influence stakeholders whilst maintaining key relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill with an ability to motivate the team across number of business areas to shape and implement the business requirements
  • Strong communicator and negotiator with an ability to balance conflicting priorities to deliver against customer and business requirements

Whilst not essential, degree qualification in law, project management, commerce or business desirable
Research shows that some candidates hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don't meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Rajshri Rawal (Raj), Talent Acquisition Specialist -Professionals and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:
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Our culture
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation.
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