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Commercial Manager

BAE Systems UK

Location: Essex

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Commercial Manager

Location: Great Baddow (Essex). Flexible Hybrid Working.


What you’ll be doing:

    Leading commercial bids and proposals through to completion of suitable Contract

      Actively participate in Business Winning, including contributing to the development of commercial proposals for potential business and the commercial review of the full suite of proposal documents

        Lead the Request for Bid Approval (RBA) and Contract Award (CA) process

          Lead the negotiation of commercial issues and ensuring acceptable business agreements and contracts

            Managing bids, contracts and programmes, ensuring all risks and opportunities are managed and obligations are appropriately discharged

              Managing commercial and contractual issues/disputes/claims, ensuring alignment of stakeholders and leadership of negotiations to resolution

                Lead Commercial Customer relationships

                Your skills and experiences:

                  Space/Satellite or Research & Technology experience is highly desirable but not necessary.

                    Awareness of defence and aerospace sector desirable

                      Experience in new business and contract negotiation

                        Experience in managing complex contracts

                          Experience with drafting and managing large and complex contracts

                            Experienced in writing complex reports and commercial offers

                              Good understanding of Intellectual Property and Export Control

                                Experience in managing small teams

                                  Good understanding of interactions with related functions (Engineering, Finance etc)

                                  What we are looking for in you:

                                    A naturally inquisitive and intuitive thinker who exhibits a proactive approach to your role.

                                      Good communication, presentation and influencing skills.

                                        A problem-solving attitude and the ability to balance differing priorities creatively.

                                          An ability to work independently, using your initiative to influence stakeholders.

                                            Attention to detail.


                                            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.

                                            Our Digital Intelligence Business:

                                            From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of multi domain digital products and capabilities to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

                                            As part of our Digital Intelligence team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

                                            Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts. 

                                            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.”