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Commercial Manager

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary: 50-55k dependent on experience + bonus + benefitsAn 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, including those of high complexity and value. 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 and the commercial lead, which ensures MBDA meets its promises to our customers.
  • Ensures the appropriate commercial frameworks are in place to protect the company and its information.
  • Negotiations Responsible for the generation of comprehensive negotiation strategies, to gain acceptance and agreement on issues and amendments to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Building and managing 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.
  • Able to provide expert technical advice, guidance and support to team members and internal customers.
  • Provide advice and guidance on all areas of risk and risk mitigation. Develop risk-sharing opportunities.
  • Responsible for providing effective people management and development.
  • Effectively 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 business critical function, 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.
Join a great 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.
Why us?

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.

Were here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UKs work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working.

Follow MBDA on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers) and Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK).

Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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