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Commercial Officer

  1. Security, aerospace & defence
  2. London, Bristol, N/A
R-111129

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The Commercial function provides advice on and analysis of commercial risks in the business, commercial sales, and procurement guidance. The team commercially assess all bids and contracts, providing drafting and leading negotiations as required. We also create bespoke agreements for presales and sales activity, including all supply chain agreements.

Joining the current commercial team, the successful applicant will assist the team with a wide range of commercial tasks. Initially you will be responsible for drafting and checking a range of agreements including prime and subcontracts, NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements and back-to-back subcontracts. As you gain experience, you will become involved in all aspects of the work and will have the opportunity to take on increasingly challenging activities.

Your purpose:

  • Reviewing and approving call-off contracts under a wide variety of framework types.
  • Drafting and agreement of sales and procurement agreements.
  • Analysis and negotiation of contract terms and conditions.
  • Analysis and agreement of NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements, JVs.
  • Reviewing and approving proposals, prime and sub– contracts, ensuring adherence to company governance requirements and procedures.
  • Providing commercial support to bid teams, including supporting the development of the commercial elements of tender responses and influencing early bid strategy.
  • Commercial risk identification, mitigation, and management.
  • Providing commercial support throughout contract delivery.
  • Input to approvals processes, attendance and input at bid and governance meetings.
  • Training non-commercial staff in commercial and procurement issues.
  • Development of commercial processes and procedures.

What you can bring?

Essential criteria:

  • Defence or Technology sector experience.
  • A degree in law/business studies/engineering/science/technology or similar at an equivalent qualification level.
  • Experience in sales and/or procurement commercial management, willing to work in both fields.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and draft contractual wording with a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience of negotiating complex contract terms with suppliers and/or clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines under pressure.
  • Willingness to undertake continued skills development with a view to taking on additional responsibilities and wider business role.
  • Hybrid working of home/remote working and office working across Bristol, Cheltenham and/or London offices.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in software and/or IT services and contracts.
  • Good grasp of contract law.
  • Knowledge of contractual documents including NDAs, MOUs, teaming agreements, sub- and prime contracts used in a consulting environment.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property rights and protection, including exploitation agreements, software licensing, reseller agreements.
  • Knowledge of industry and government contracts including but not limited to CCS, aerospace, defence, and MOD.
  • Knowledge of ITAR desirable.
  • You will be well organized, commercially minded, enthusiastic, and keen to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will have a creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

"Our Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology (ADS&T) teams provide independent and objective advice in mission-critical sectors. Join us to make a direct difference in helping our country to achieve its security and defence goals. From advisory, conceptual design and acquisition, through transformation, manufacture, certification and in-service support. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in the industry.

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis.  It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below:

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin (snclavalin.com).

More about us:

AtkinsRéalis, is a top global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

AtkinsRéalis, is where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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