Senior Commerical Officer

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    Rochester, Kent

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    Harry Garvin

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    about 2 years ago

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Senior Commercial Officer

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that supports the delivery of transformative technology across a diverse global portfolio of military and commercial customers?

As a Senior Commercial Officer you will be a trusted partner of the business; managing customer relationships, negotiating deals, creating innovative solutions, and providing guidance on contractual, legal, regulatory and governance matters.

This role will provide you with the opportunity development your career across the organisation, which includes the opportunity to attain professional accreditation, rotate into other business roles (e.g. Finance, Procurement and Project Management) and move up through the professional and executive grades

Your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Taking a leading role on proposals

  • Negotiating with customers and managing complex contracts in line with established policies and requirements

  • Interpreting and communicating customer requirements

  • Identifying and mitigating risk and assessing opportunities

  • Supporting the business to manage change and deliver upon its financial commitments

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Business acumen in order to identify and mitigate risks and assess opportunities

  • Able to interpret and communicate customer requirements

  • Experience of scope and change management within a contract

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in complex and dynamic situations

  • Adaptability to negotiate both as an individual and as part of a wider team

  • Educated to degree level OR equivalent in business related subject OR equivalent on the job experience


  • Awareness of the aspects of the Law that affect the activities of the business

  • Familiar with typical internal governance requirements

  • Understand a variety of contract/agreement types such as Non-Disclosure Agreements

  • Worked within the Aerospace or comparable industry (e.g. Defence, Space, Rail, Energy, IT)

Salary dependant on experience + excellent benefits

What we're looking for in you:

You will be ready to learn about our goals and how you can contribute to them, create value for our customers by understanding their needs, help us to grow by challenging our decision making processes, enabling us to learn from experience, and operate with calm professionalism in a highly-changeable business environment.