Job Details Commercial Manager R07079

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Commercial

Location

Stevenage | Bristol

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00 Job Description

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary £50K to £55K DOE + bonus + benefits

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to join an active, involved and motivated commercial team, in a sector committed to delivering Defence Capability to the UK Armed Forces and other World Governments, covering all aspects of the product lifecycle from concept to disposal. This particular role is a position within the central Current Portfolio area, responsible for the commercial governance of a significant contract, including a number of MBDA products.

  • Business Strategy – maximising identified business opportunities across the MBDA Portfolio.
  • Business Improvement – Being a key player in reviewing and improving the full Route to Contract process, looking at the Bidding process, ensuring cross functional working to deliver costs in time, generation of proposals, and contract negotiations, whilst maintaining the viability of MBDA.
  • Ensures the appropriate commercial frameworks and agreements are in place and maintained to protect the company and its information, obtaining and providing legal advice as required.
  • Negotiations – Gaining acceptance and agreement on issues and amendments to ensure contractual compliance across the MBDA Portfolio.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers and internal stakeholders, focusing on collaboration.
  • Being a point of contact for the Current Portfolio, supporting commercial queries and guiding others to their resolution as required or escalating as needed.
  • Effectively communicating with Project Commercial Executives and their teams in order to minimise the need for escalation of contentious topics and ensuring a consistent commercial position across the business.
  • Dealing with Directors, Sector and Project Heads when key Project issues are escalated to Portfolio for resolution.
  • Working under pressure to achieve deadlines.
  • Promotes best practice and functional excellence, including providing a focus for acquisition matters for the Commercial function.
  • Day-to-day administration and maintenance of the company systems.

What are the benefits for you?

  • Work within a function that is business critical, contributing to the overall company business plan and know that you are making a real difference.
  • Key role with senior interaction and engagement internally and externally, including joint working with senior customer representatives to help solve complex issues and guide the Portfolio in the right direction.
  • Can influence commercial strategy and implement it to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Dynamic working environment (with some UK travel required) with flexible working hours, both at a well-equipped site and at home.
  • Develop your ability to influence business decisions internally.
  • Meet and develop relationships with external customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Working a varied role that makes every day a little bit different from the last.
  • To be part of a valued team where your opinion counts.
  • Work for a function that invests in its people and their development

What would you get?

*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

What's great about the team!

  • A highly motivated and experienced team with vast experience in delivering and sustaining defence capability with our Armed Forces.
  • A team who support one another in common goals across the Directorate, willing to impart knowledge, experience and opinion.
  • Working across a number of MBDA UK products, our work is complex, challenging and innovative.
  • A team with a drive to make things work better and prepared to redefine the established standards.
  • We are a ‘hands on' function that inspires, creates, innovates and delivers on a daily basis. We will actively support your training and development.

Who and what we are looking for from you?

  • A confident communicator, both written and verbal.
  • Experience of Contract and Agreement conditions and their legal connotations.
  • Comfortable building working relationships.
  • Adaptable and Approachable.
  • Analytical in approach, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills, with a determination to succeed.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK's work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.

00 Benefits & Rewards

Annual Bonus

Annual Bonus

Our success is dependent on every individual’s contribution to MBDA UK. We want to encourage you to fulfil your potential and share in that success. As such, we have in place a bonus scheme based on different criteria and dependant on grade.

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

25 Days Annual Leave (plus holiday purchase)

Employees receive 25 days of paid annual leave per calendar year, in addition to all statutory and public holidays. This increases to 26 days after 10 years of service and 27 days after 30 years. You can enjoy more time off by purchasing up to an additional five days holiday through payroll.

Dynamic / Flexible Working

Dynamic / Flexible Working

The way we work is changing and your schedule will reflect that. For non-executive employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued. If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Enhanced Parental Leave

Enhanced Parental Leave

Employees may be eligible for enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave. This includes up to 26 weeks enhanced pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, 2 weeks enhanced pay for paternity leave, and neonatal care leave for up to 12 weeks where a period of extended hospital care is required after birth.  Employees also have access to support whilst undergoing fertility testing and treatments.

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

Dining and Lifestyle Discounts and Vouchers

We offer a choice of two dining and lifestyle cards so you can save money at restaurants, cinema, days out and more as a member. You will have access to hundreds of discounts and rewards on a wide range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options.

Subsidised Gym Membership

Subsidised Gym Membership

Keep fit for less with our on-site gym located at Stevenage, without breaking the bank. The monthly cost includes access to Stevenage’s Sports & Social club where you can enjoy money off sporting activities, shopping, theatre trips and more. We also offer discounted rates at over 3,500 gyms nationwide.

Pension Scheme

Pension Scheme

A valuable part of your reward package is the option to become a member of the BAE System Pension Scheme. Whether you plan to retire in five or 45 years you need to think about where your future income will come from when you do. The pension schemes do not just provide for your future, you will also have protection in case you have to stop or cease work early because of ill health; and valuable benefits for your beneficiaries if you should pass away.

Share Incentive Plan

Share Incentive Plan

The Share Incentive Plan (SIP) is available for you to join and reinforces our commitment to long-term share ownership amongst our employees.

Financial Advice

Financial Advice

You can take advantage of a range of free seminars held throughout the year to help you make good financial decisions for now and the future.

Extracurricular Learning Budget

Extracurricular Learning Budget

You can receive up to £150 towards the cost of approved courses each year including group language lessons.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Cover you and your family with the option to select our six levels of dental cover. You can choose to visit NHS or private dentists and the cost is deducted through payroll. 

We've teamed up with AXA PPP to offer a selection of private healthcare plans, deductible from your net pay, for you and your family. 

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme

Receive free, confidential advice on a range of financial, personal and workplace issues, available 24/7.

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Training and Development

Development of our people is of vital importance to us at MBDA, which is why we ensure everyone has access to the teams, tools and resources needed to achieve their goals. This includes our dedicated in-house Learning & Development team, our Apprenticeship programmes, a variety of online learning platforms, and much more.

We encourage new learning and will provide up to £150 in financial support per year if you wish to participate in further study in your own time.

If you lead a team, or hope to do so in the future, we offer a range of management training opportunities, with paths designed for people of all experience levels. 

Dynamic Working

We want our people to work when and where they feel they can be most effective. For most of our employees, we have a flexi-time scheme that allows you to choose, within certain parameters, when you start and finish each day and how you can use time you have accrued.

For roles that do not have to be based on one of our sites full-time, you will have opportunities to work from home as part of your agreed Dynamic Working arrangement.

If you have worked the time, you are also able to accrue and take up to 15 days of Flexi-leave per annum, in addition to the 25 days of annual leave provided and bank holidays.

Security Clearance

All employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security or BPSS Clearance. 

For further information, please view our Security & Vetting page.

Awards

    

We're proud to be a nationally recognised employer at MBDA. We have received a range of employer awards including Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2022; Gold awards from Investors in People, the 5% Club, and Armed Forces Covenant. We are also currently ranked #1 in the UK's Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league table, as well as #1 for Manufacturing.

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