Senior Contracts Manager

Posted 25 September by Gregory Martin International
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Senior Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager - Aerospace, Aviation, Defence

Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager to ensure that the Company’s business objectives are met whilst maintaining the required commercial governance. This role is based in Christchurch, Dorset.

As Senior Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Degree calibre or equivalent relevant experience
  • Proven relevant experience gained in a commercial discipline in a high-tech industry, ideally within the aerospace/defence/manufacturing sector
  • Knowledge and experience of identifying, vetting and managing Intermediaries and Advisors.
  • Knowledge of the contract development process, contract terms and conditions are a prerequisite for this role
  • Experience of UK MoD and US DoD and export contracting is ideal
  • Experience of managing the commercial elements of complex and challenging projects of similar size/scope, complexity and significant budget/spend responsibility through the full development lifecycle.
  • Managing commercial risk
  • Creating an environment in which issues are recognised, accepted and resolved
  • Having broad business awareness enabling an appropriate contribution at a senior level

As Senior Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Leading and directing negotiations on contractual Terms and Conditions with new and existing customers, minimising liability for the Company, and maximising profit
  • Specific responsibility for Contracts based at RAF Waddington for the provision of depth aircraft maintenance in support of RAF aircraft.
  • Liaising with the Value Stream colleagues and customers during the preparation of bids and quotations to ensure a speedy response to enquiries likely to lead to contract award
  • Managing the Company Tender Vetting and Contract Acceptance approvals
  • Identifying and addressing contract changes, and settling all liability issues affecting operations, as they arise
  • Providing advice to the value stream on the best commercial practices to be adopted to achieve their business objectives
  • Summarising key Terms and Conditions, risk and reward for presentation to broader audiences
  • Ensuring compliance with Divisional and Company’s Corporate Frame Work and Contract Policy
  • Any other duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent
  • Operate in accordance with the SHE Technical standards. Identify where the SHE Technical Standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.

Keywords: Contracts Manager, Commercial Manager, Aviation, Aerospace Military, Defence, UK MOD, US DoD, Contract Law, Contract Terms and Conditions, Tenders, Aircraft Maintenance.

Senior Commercial Manager / Contracts Manager - Aerospace, Aviation, Defence

Salary: Competitive, plus large company benefits

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Required skills

  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Contract Law
  • Contract Management
  • MOD

Reference: 36199272

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