Commercial Officer

Commercial Officer

COMMERCIAL OFFICER - FAREHAM - £30,000 Are you an accountable Commercial Officer with your experience gained from an Engineering or IT domain. Do you have working knowledge of ERP systems to facilitate the placement of Purchase Orders? If yes, my client - a leading Defence company - will want to see your CV! Please read on and apply below!

Job Description

Job Title: Commercial Officer
Location: Fareham, Hampshire
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

My client is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernisation and they require a Commercial Officer to join their team in Fareham on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will work within the Contracts function to operate processes for contracts and supply chain. This will include following (and recommending improvements to) processes for managing contracts/subcontracts, raising purchase orders, maintaining registers in accordance with company procedures. You will also act as an interface to other business functions to ensure information and process flows work effectively; opportunities to develop role in Procurement/Supply Chain, or Contracts; work within a small team directly supporting Contracts and Supply Chain managers.


The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are as follows:

" Initiate and progress the required actions in the ERP system to facilitate the placement of Purchase Orders and/or sub-contracts onto selected suppliers
" Receive and acknowledge Supplier acknowledgements of accepted orders/contracts
" Acknowledge and respond to customer orders and changes
" Monitor purchase orders/sub-contracts for compliance with contracted delivery schedules
" Support facilities and engineering teams to identify suitable/alternative sources of supply
" Evaluate suppliers proposals against objective criteria to recommend those offering maximum compliance against requirements at best value
" Liaise with the Contracts Manager or Contracts/Subcontracts Administrator for the Programme to seek approval of the commercial content and terms and conditions of Supplier's quotations and proposals
" Ensure onward referral and escalation of any issues requiring management involvement
" Support development of the company's contracts and procurement procedures and templates for continuous improvement purposes
" Support team meetings and team intranet pages/information
" Carry out other ad-hoc tasks within the Contracts Team that may reasonably be required.
" Understand and conform to Northrop Grumman's ethical policies, Standards of Business Conduct and quality management policies and procedures

Essential criteria:
" Degree - Business Administration or Engineering with IT ideally with some specialism in supply chain/logistics
" IT literacy especially Microsoft Office suite applications.
" Commercial awareness

Desired criteria:
" Strong numeracy, administrative and organisational skills
" Excellent oral and written communication
" Proactive team member with good interpersonal skills
" Flexible approach and willingness to challenge, learn and improve
" Initiative, tenacity and logical methods in problem solving and process development
" Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
" Able to operate in a multi-project/programme environment
" Collaborative skills
" Presentation skills
" Attention to detail and accuracy
" Ability to work under pressure and extra hours to meet deadlines
" Basic awareness of contracts
" Understanding of Buying/Purchase Order/contract/subcontract management
" Awareness of Export/import control including knowledge of ITAR
" Must be able to work across multiple geographic locations within the UK
" Content to work in Defence & Security sectors.

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Key Consultant

Rachel Sheppard

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I am a recruitment specialist in the aerospace and defence domain. My skills include resourcing experienced and highly-skilled individuals for roles and projects such as quality assurance, programme support and project management.

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