Principal Commercial Officer

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8174S
  • Closing date 13th Dec 2020

Are you passionate about the defence world and advanced technology?

Would you like to develop your skills in a highly challenging environment? If so…
The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to join an active, involved and motivated commercial team, in a sector committed to delivering Defence Capability to the UK Armed Forces and other World Governments, covering all aspects of the product lifecycle from concept to disposal.

What will you be doing?
  • Business Strategy – maximising identified business opportunities.
  • Business Winning – Being a key player in the winning of new work. Responsible for the full Route to Contract, including being the driving force during the Bidding process, ensuring cross functional working to deliver costs in time, generation of proposals, and contract negotiations, whilst maintaining the viability of MBDA.
  • Contract Delivery – Being a vital part of the delivery chain that ensures MBDA meets its promises to our customers.
  • Negotiations – Gaining acceptance and agreement on issues and amendments to ensure contractual compliance
  • Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers, focusing on collaboration.
  • Being the point of contact for your project(s) for any contractual information and agreements including obtaining and providing legal advice.
  • Responsible for providing effective people management and development.
  • Communicating with personnel at all levels.
  • Reporting to senior management on the progress of your contracts.
  • Representing the commercial team in progress/reviews and/or customer meetings.
  • Analysing and problem solving complex issues every day, with the help of a multi-functional team where required.
  • Working under pressure to achieve deadlines.
  • Day-to-day administration and maintenance of the company systems.
  • Promotes best practice and functional excellence.
What are the benefits for you?
  • Work within a function that is business critical, contributing to the overall company business plan and know that you are making a real difference.
  • Develop your ability to influence business decisions internally.
  • Meet and develop relationships with external customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Working a varied role that makes every day a little bit different from the last.
  • To be part of a valued team where your opinion counts.
  • Work for a function that invests in its people and their development
What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

What’s great about joining this team?

  • A highly motivated and experienced team with vast experience in delivering and sustaining defence capability with our Armed Forces.
  • A team who support one another in common goals across the Directorate, willing to impart knowledge, experience and opinion.
  • Working across a number of MBDA UK products, our work is complex, challenging and innovative.
  • A team with a drive to make things work better and prepared to redefine the established standards.
  • We are a ‘hands on’ function that inspires, creates, innovates and delivers on a daily basis. We will actively support your training and development.
Who and what we are looking for from you?
  • A confident communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Comfortable building working relationships.
  • Adaptable and Approachable.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Analytical in approach.
  • Determined to succeed.
MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements. MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

If you think you'd be perfect for this role, we'd love to hear from you‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

WHO WE ARE

MBDA is the only company capable of designing and producing missile systems to meet the current and future needs of the armed forces over land, sea and air. Through our expertise, we have become a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence and work closely with the military to ensure that they have the capability they need, in order to protect our freedoms.

MORE THAN A JOB

We share a unique responsibility that brings purpose to everything we do.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to our home nations and their allies. Whether you are Lead Engineer or Business Support Officer, your work is vital in ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment they need, when they need it.
" At MBDA you always have to bear in mind that we are all a part of a very important process that defends our freedoms. "

Balpreet
Supportability Engineer, Customer Support and Services.

WE ARE MBDA

With over 60 years combined experience through our predecessor companies and over 10,000 employees across Europe and the USA, we are trusted suppliers of missile and missile systems to the defence sector.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides smarter and more effective equipment for the armed forces over land, sea and air.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE

We value difference.

Our work has a far-reaching impact, and we all make a difference every day. Our values-led culture welcomes a diversity of skills, experience and perspectives, where everyone has the opportunity contribute, grow and succeed.

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