Principal Commercial Office


Location: Frimley, Surrey with the potential for some hybrid working on an ad hoc basis

What you'll be doing:

  • Developing and managing the commercial relationship with the customer community
  • Manage and resolve customer queries and issues in areas of responsibility, escalating significant problems as appropriate
  • Preparation of bids in line with the Life Cycle Management (LCM) Request for Bid Approval (RBA) Process
  • Review, draft, negotiate and finalise contracts and commercial agreements and support with complex contracts
  • Lead the preparation and presentation to Senior Management of Life Cycle Management (LCM) reviews and RBA process, ensuring the necessary approvals are obtained within the governance of the operational framework
  • Manage commercial contracts and the commercial elements of the LCM and RBA process within own possession
  • Understand the financial and pricing requirements of commercial contracts
  • Adopt clear understandings with suppliers of both technical and commercial issues to ensure that business arrangements minimise risk
  • Propose and review complex terms and conditions to ensure that BAE SYSTEMS Business interests are protected
  • Support Supply Chain in the preparation of sub-contract terms and conditions as required.
  • Working with the internal legal team and external legal advisors as required to ensure all contracts have the necessary legal input/governance
  • High degree of customer focus developing and maintaining customer relationships both internally and externally
  • Commitment to meet deadlines and targets

Your skills and experiences:


* Ability to communicate & present at all levels

* Broad professional knowledge of commercial principles and practices

* Strong business acumen to understand the balance of risk and reward

* A proven ability to negotiate prepare and issue business contracts

* Experience of working within a contracts / commercial environment


* Knowledge of MOD/Defence contracts management


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.

The Submarine Commercial team:

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. As a Principal Commercial Officer, you will work as part of a proactive Commercial team which interfaces with a wide range of stakeholders across the BAE Subs network. These consist of multi-function teams, such as Project management, Engineering, Technical specialists, and Supply Chain. Externally, the team will work with customers such as the MOD.

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.

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30/09/2022 11:55:00
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