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Export Contract Manager

Closing date
20 Oct 2023

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MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: £50K to £65K depending on experience

What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities

We are recruiting at different levels for this position.

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working-typically 2/3 days per week onsite.

The opportunity:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within the UK Export Contract Management Team for a motivated, experienced and driven project manager who will lead and deliver a portfolio of UK export contracts.

The role involves:
  • Leading the contract and commercial day to day interactions with international Customers, ensuring good customer relationships and satisfaction for UK export contracts.
  • Managing communications with MBDA and externally with industrial partners.
  • Anticipate and proactively resolving issues and concerns in order to fulfil the contractual commitments and obtaining customers' acceptance and payment for the deliverables.
  • Ensuring MBDA's business interests are safeguarded by on time export contract schedule adherence and robust mitigation of risk.
  • Supporting Sales & Business Development in the acquisition of new business.

What we are looking for from you:
  • You are an experienced PM who has led contract delivery in both the bid and execution phases, ideally with an international client base.
  • You will need to have a high degree of self-motivation and drive with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • You will have effective interpersonal and communications skills and an open, confident and clear leadership style.
  • Experience of people management in a leadership role as well as experience leading 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;

What's in it for you?

Opportunity for structured career progression within the MBDA Export Contract Management Directorate.

Opportunity to work with a range of international Customers: North and South America, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific as well as Europe. Travel will be required!

The team is a truly international and delivers integrated Export Contract Management Directorate (based in the UK, France, Spain and Italy) to a global range of international Customers delivering the full portfolio of MBDA products and services.

You will be a part of and shape the growth of the UK Export Contract Management team.

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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