Assistant Commercial Manager

Andover, UK
18 Apr 2019
21 May 2019
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Assistant Commercial Manager
Permanent, Full time
Andover Based

About the role

Here at Babcock International we're looking to recruit an Assistant Commercial Manager to join our
Defence Support business unit, who provide Equipment Management for the British Army.

You'll be part of a large sector that provide fleet management of over 50,000 vehicles, ranging from quad bikes and generators to main battle tanks, and weapons from pistols to cannons. We conduct complex engineering projects to rebuild armoured vehicles to ensure that they remain ready for action. We are trusted to deliver the right equipment to allow the Army to train for and deploy to operations.

Using your experience of Commercial, Contract and Change management, you will sit within the Change and Project Team and assist the Commercial Manager with any commercial issues ensuring that the commercial and financial interests of the company are optimised.

You will do this by managing commercial discussions and negotiations, supporting the Supply Chain function in strategic procurement activities, providing guidance to the business regarding terms and conditions, risk and pricing and ensuring that policies and procedures are followed consistently across the business.

As well as being part of a business that play a vital role in the security of the nation, we'll also provide you with all the training, development and benefits that you'd expect from a global company.

What do I need to do the role?

You'll need to have commercial experience and preferably within a defence/engineering environment.

Have proven experience of manipulating terms and conditions, pricing, trade controls, agency agreements, contract variations and negotiation.
Lastly, you'll need to be able to deploy good communication and influencing skills as you'll work closely with the client and our internal and external stakeholders.

What else do I need to know?

  • Your main base will be in Andover but you will be required to travel to other sites at Warminster and Bovington.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Permanent position, 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.
  • This role could be considered for flexible working.

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

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