Senior Commercial Officer

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Senior Commercial Officer

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of small but highly capable commercial team with specific responsibility for a business area?

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Commercial Officer in the Defence Information team at our site in Christchurch.

BAE Systems Defence Information provides Customers with the information advantage they need through innovative solutions and dedicated people.

As a Senior Commercial Officer, reporting into a Commercial Manager you will be part of a team managing a portfolio of bids and contracts including complex system integration, standardised software products, high integrity software and integration services, and provision of consultancy/expert engineering services.

This role provides you with the opportunity to focus on providing a service to our business and give you the opportunity to develop personal and team Commercial knowledge and experience.

Working in a relatively small but highly capable Commercial team, and engaging with other disciplines and functions, you will engage with and support wide range of internal and external stakeholders and customers.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Commercial Officer will involve:

Preparing Bid and Contract materials

Developing and presenting business review materials

Contributing to development of business, proposal and contract models

Commercial review of all plans, estimates and artefacts and to ensure compliance

Engaging with central functions to address specific compliance issues (Legal, Tax, Offset etc)

Supporting Supply chain through proper flow of contractual obligations

Negotiating contracts and solutions ensuring compliance with business requirements

Generating and finalising contractual documents using corporate standards

Working within DOA and area of responsibility and using established and standard procedures and frameworks

Your skills and qualifications:


Thorough and broad professional knowledge of Commercial principles, techniques and practices and their application and understanding of the Commercial role in organisations

Good understanding of contractual and legal frameworks

Good understanding of Commercial interaction with customer support, finance, legal, procurement, project/programme management, engineering, business development, sales etc


Understanding of UK MoD process and/or related UK academic/research establishments, international academic/research establishments

Understanding of software, licensing, export control and Intellectual Property

A good awareness of BAE Systems’ UK and international competitors and partners

What we're looking for in you:

You should have a good communication skills, alongside excellent 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.

You must demonstrate attention to detail.

Location: Christchurch

Salary: £44 841

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, 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 Air 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.