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Commercial Manager

BAE Systems UK

Location: Monmouthshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Commercial Manager

Location: Bourges, France

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing commercial activities within the business and throughout the lifecycle, including preparing and submitting bids, obtaining bid approvals, contract negotiation and acceptance of contracts
  • Working closely with Estimating, Procurement, Programme Management and Business Development functions
  • Liaising across functions within CTAI, to support future growth aligned with the CTAI strategic plan and aspirations
  • In conjunction with the CTAI Programme Management team, undertaking all areas of contract management
  • Facilitating the capture, planning and execution of bids in line with CTAI processes and procedures.
  • Supporting Export Control compliance and general business compliance

Your skills and experiences:


  • A demonstrable and solid Commercial background
  • Experience in the negotiation of high value development and production contracts
  • Ability to disseminate and communicate financial data
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously

Desirable (or willing to work towards):

  • Understanding of the defence industry and the commercial environment in which the business operates with knowledge of or experience with UK DEFCONS is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of French (written and spoken) is desirable


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE systems has an established policy and mobility team in place to assist the successful candidate and immediate family to relocate to France.

The Commercial team:

Land UK currently have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join the CTAI joint venture Business for a 3-year international assignment in France. The CTA is currently delivering the innovative Cased Telescope CT40 medium calibre cannon in support of the UK and French Armed Forces.

You will be an integral part of the Commercial team and will be responsible for commercial activities within the business and throughout the lifecycle, including bid approval, proposal submission, contract negotiation and acceptance of contracts for the UK MOD and potentially other International customers.

The role provides great variety and can be broadened to support individual development aspirations. The role affords work experience in a dynamic cross-cultural environment, working with both internal and external stakeholders and secure excellent experience working in a commercial business.

You will join a team that is energetic, hands-on, who are results oriented and uncompromisingly customer focussed. Your attention to detail will be to a high standard. You are persuasive, with an ability to influence and overcome resistance. You are able to identify, confront and overcome barriers to successfully complete tasks and projects. You have focussed communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate visions, issues and outcomes. You are enthusiastic, yet calm and pragmatic and operate with high integrity pursuing honest and effective outcomes.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.