Export Contract Manager

  • Location Stevenage
  • Salary Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Hours Full-time
  • Contract Permanent
  • P8240S
  • 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

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the UK Export Contract Management Team for an ambitious, experienced and highly driven Project Manager who will deliver a complex portfolio of UK export contracts. Whilst developing programming, commercial and contract delivery skills, the role is focussed on supporting international Customers with a wide range of cultural and contractual demands.

What are we looking for?

  • You will need to have proven expertise in project management and contract delivery in both the bid and execution phases, desirably with international customers;
  • You will have a good understanding of MBDA products and services as well as underpinning engineering principles;
  • You will need to have a high degree of self-motivation and drive with the ability to work on your own and as part of a team;
  • You will have effective interpersonal and communications skills with an open and clear leadership style;
  • Proven experience of people management in a leadership role as well as experience managing internal and external stakeholder relationships;
  • Be prepared for international travel with an open mind to embrace different cultures;
  • Experience of preparing and authorising Bid submissions, ideally with exposure in the role of Business Bid Authority;
  • Proven experience of interfacing with Corporate functions such as finance, customer support, export control, project management, quality, shipping & engineering;
  • Ideally qualified to degree or equivalent level with intent to pursue Professional Body registration;
What’s in it for you?
  • Opportunity for a structured career progression within the MBDA Export Contract Management Directorate as well as Professional Body recognition;
  • Opportunity to engage with a wide range of international Customers: North and South America, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific as well as Europe;
  • Opportunity for varied travel as well as develop language and cultural skills across our International Customer base
  • Opportunity to provide a significant business contribution to the expanding portfolio of export contracts;
  • Opportunity to interface into functional areas of MBDA UK as well as important interactions with MBDA France, MBDA Spain and MBDA Italy;
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.

The Role

  • Manage the contract and commercial day to day interfaces with international Customers, ensuring good customer relationships and satisfaction for UK export contracts;
  • Manage internal interfaces within MBDA, including directorates, functions and NATCO’s as well as external interfaces with industrial partners;
  • Anticipate and solve issues and concerns in order to fulfil the contractual commitments and deliveries as well as obtain Customer’s acceptance and payment for the deliverables;
  • Ensure MBDA business interests are safeguarded by timely export contract schedule adherence and robust mitigation of programme and commercial risks;
  • Pre-empt and monitor potential customer claims/disputes and maximise profitability by deploying appropriate strategies for the resolution of disputes;
  • Supporting Sales & Business Development in the acquisition of new business for the UK led export proposals (and multi NATCO’s proposal including UK content);
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a truly international and integrated Export Contract Management Directorate based in the UK, France, Spain and Italy with a global range of international Customers delivering the full portfolio of MBDA products and services;
  • You will be working in the UK Export Contract Management team of fellow Project Management Professionals who have a wide ranging experience in the export market place based in Stevenage and Bristol;
  • You will have the opportunity to be part of and shape the growth of the UK Export Contract Management team;

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 ‎


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.


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.
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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.


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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