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Export Contract Officer

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23 Aug 2022
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MBDA Missile Systems - Together. For the future of defence.

Salary circa £40K DOE + bonus + benefit

An opportunity has arisen within the UK Export Contract Management Team for an ambitious project manager to provide project and contract administrative support to the delivery of a challenging portfolio of export contracts. This is an ideal opportunity to develop programming skills whilst working with MBDA directorates and functions as well as international customers with a wide range of cultural experiences and contract demands.

What are we looking for?

You will be driven by an interesting and diverse work content with an openness to experiencing and embracing different international cultures;

You will have proven experience in project management, the defence sector and an exposure to international Customers;

Effective interpersonal and communications skills, including an open, confident and clear communication style;

A high degree of self-motivation with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

Practical relationship management to maintain and grow our relationships with customers and industrial partners as well as with internal teams;

Previous experience of working functions such as finance, customer support, export control, project management, quality, and shipping;

What's in it for you?
  • Structured career progression within the Export Contract Management Directorate;
  • Opportunities to engage with a wide range of international Customers and their cultures: North and South America, Asia, the Middle and Far East, Asia Pacific as well as Europe;
  • You will be able to provide a significant business contribution to the expanding portfolio of export contracts;
  • An opportunity to interface and improve connections into functional areas of MBDA UK as well as important interactions with MBDA France and MBDA Italy;

The Role

  • Support the MBDA Export Contract Manager with the organisation and preparation of Customer facing meetings; post contract kick-off, progress and acceptance meetings;
  • Engage with Customers for routine administrative aspects, specifically document definition and coordination for delivery and payment as well as letter of credit, bank guarantees and transportation;
  • Preparation and coordination with involved functions within MBDA for customer deliveries in close liaison with Shipping department ;
  • Provide support during Customer facing Factory Acceptance Tests at MBDA sites for a wide range of MBDA products as well as assisting loading procedures at departure ports and during Customers' acceptance in the concerned country;
  • Gather all information pertaining to export licence condition fulfilment, and ensure completeness of the export license tools in conjunction with Export Control function;
  • Interface with MBDA national companies to ensure coordination between NATCO export contract administrators via the Inter Company Trading process for applicable export contracts

What's great about the team?

They are a truly international and integrated Export Contract Management Directorate based in the UK, France 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 Filton;

You will have the opportunity to be part of and shape the growth of the UK Export Contract Management team;

Our benefits

*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.

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.

We're 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 UK's 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

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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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