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Commercial Officer

Patchway, Gloucestershire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£32,500 to £35,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Job Description for DE&S/SDA Commercial Officer

As part of our Commercial function, you ll join a diverse team of around 1,000 people who support the successful delivery of defence procurement programmes with real world impact. Equipping and supporting the UK s armed forces, these programmes range from peacekeeping to disaster relief to humanitarian aid projects - and we re proud to help deliver them while ensuring compliance and best value.

You ll benefit from a clear career path with plenty of opportunities for progression, support from colleagues and mentors to develop your career, access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, and a c.27% employer pension contribution. You ll also have access to a wide range of employee networks, including the Women s Inclusive Network, Race & Culture Network, Pride Network, Disability Network - and many more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.

We have multiple opportunities for experienced Commercial Officers to join us and our sister organisation, the Submarine Delivery Agency. If you are interested in playing your part in running and supporting procurements for Air, Sea, Land or Strategic Enabling Projects then apply now!

This is an excellent way to begin or continue your career in the Civil Service. There are a large number and a variety of roles available within both DE&S and SDA working on projects in support of the British Armed Forces. You will be supporting them in everything from disaster relief and reconstruction to peacekeeping and humanitarian aid projects.

Due to the secure nature of these positions, some posts may require Developed Vetting and some will be reserved for sole UK nationals only.

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

Responsibilities for DE&S/SDA Commercial Officer

In this role, you will be responsible for but not limited to:

Developing Invitation to Tender documentation, negotiating terms, pricing and placing of contracts up to a maximum delegation of £2.5M in accordance with the Ministry of Defence policy

Supporting the development of new Procurement Strategies through analysis of the markets for Defence Equipment and learning from experience with other teams in DE&S and using DE&S acquisition tools to advertise defence procurements to future suppliers

Lead and/or assist (depending on project value) in the portfolio management of Category A - D contracts ensuring contract obligations are met in line with the contract and business requirements.

Monitoring supplier performance management in accordance with Contract Management Plans

Contributing to wider Commercial function and business improvement activities

Communicating in a timely manner with a range of internal and external stakeholders

Manage staff where required, advising, coaching and developing Commercial Assistants.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

Experience in sourcing and/or managing contracts

Good communication skills

Proficient IT skills including Microsoft Office and ability to use IT systems and programmes.

If not already held, if successful you will be supported to undertake the following:

CIPS level 4/or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards this by commencing study within one year of appointment.

Have passed the MOD Practitioner Commercial Licence assessment, or be willing to undertake the assessment when agreed by line management.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

Tender and Bid Process

Contract Management

Managing a quality service

Communicating and influencing

What s in it for you?

Our careers offer stability, training, progression - and much more!

We re exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a great place to work that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. To help us do this, we particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people from LGBT communities. By bringing together different ideas, experiences and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together.

Closing date - 29th August 2022
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  • Job Reference: 662714912-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: MOD- Defence Equipment and Support
    MOD- Defence Equipment and Support
  • Location: Patchway, Gloucestershire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £32,500 to £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: generous pension & annual bonus)
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent