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Export Contract Officer

Closing date
14 May 2024

Job Details

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: circa £40K dependent on experience

What we can offer you:

· Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)

· Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%

· Paid overtime

· Up to 15 days flexi leave

· 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)

· Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and gym on site at Stevenage

· Excellent career progression and development opportunities

· MBDA may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

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:

The UK Export Contract Management Team are looking for an ambitious project officer to provide project and contract administrative support to the delivery of a challenging portfolio of export contracts. This is an ideal opportunity to work across all MBDA directorates and functions as well as international customers.

You will:
  • Support the MBDA Export Contract Manager with the commercial execution of Export Contracts.
  • 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, Security and Export Control functions;
  • Provide support during Customer facing Factory Acceptance Tests at MBDA sites for a variety of MBDA products as well as assisting loading procedures at departure ports and during Customers' acceptance in the concerned country;
  • Support Project Export Control Facilitators in the provision of information pertaining to export licence condition fulfilment, and completion of the export license tools;
  • Interface with MBDA national companies to ensure coordination
  • What we are looking for from you:

You are motivated by an interesting and diverse work content with an openness to experiencing and embracing different international cultures;

You 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 to expect:
  • 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 develop connections across all areas of MBDA UK as well as with MBDA France and MBDA Italy;

This is 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 have the opportunity to be 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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