Senior Commercial Manager - SCM036
Are you a Commercial Manager with extensive commercial experience or a background in facilities management, services, PFI/PPP, or similar contracts? How about an exciting role acting as a commercial focal point across the business and in support of our Army customers? You’ll get to work independently, providing contractual interpretation and guidance to key stakeholders. Join a great team at Aspire Defence Services…
Your primary responsibility is to support senior management and the head of department with commercial and contractual advice and support to the business to minimise ADS/ADSL’s risk and maximise the commercial position.
Therefore, you should be able to develop, implement and maintain internal commercial processes and procedures to support this, and have a thorough understanding of the PFI Contract and offer commercial advice on interpretation.
Working with the Head of Commercial and other key stakeholders, you will develop, implement, and maintain ADSL’s commercial policies, processes, and procedures. Where appropriate, you will prepare and/or review contractual submissions such as responses to Contract variations, Compensation Events, and other contractual notices. You must also be able to read construction drawings and specifications, and prepare project scopes, programmes, and reports.
In addition, you will take the lead in pricing Authority change requests, including reviewing scope and pricing documentation, identifying risk and opportunity, and preparing submissions prior to internal governance. You will also be responsible for ensuring compliance with non-operational aspects of the contract, including the issuing of notices to the Authority and Project Co in a timely manner.
Where required, you will lead and participate in negotiations and interactions with the customer and suppliers, identifying potential liabilities, risks, opportunities, issues, and disputes arising with customers, suppliers, partners and third parties, and produce innovative mitigation plans.
Amongst several other key skills and experience required for this role, you should have sound working knowledge of various forms of contracts, including NEC and JCT, and the application of contract law. You must be able to identify and manage non-operational contract obligations, with experience developing and delivering commercial policies and processes. It would also be desirable to know how to implement contract governance procedures.
But first, meet the team…
With a 35-year contract, making soldiers’ lives better is at the heart of everything we do at Aspire Defence Services.
Seriously, picture a heart (the real one) and imagine how hard it works to keep the body running, making sure every part gets exactly what it needs to thrive. That’s our mission; to deliver a modern, fully serviced, flexible working environment for soldiers.
And just as the heart needs certain parts to keep the body alive, we need the dedication and commitment of our people to support our customers. We deliver a broad range of services for one-third of the British Army living and working on our patch, and we're proud of the work we do.
We’re all about nurturing great teams, and our award-winning safety and wellbeing initiatives are built on keeping an eye out for one another and having a good work-life balance.
In addition to being part of our team, you’ll also get…
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, as well as the option to buy and sell holiday
Contributory Company Pension Plan matched up to 6%, plus individual life assurance
A shopping discounts scheme
Birthday Day Off Scheme
Cycle to Work and Tech Scheme
Discounted gym membership at Aldershot and Tidworth Leisure Centre
Reward and recognition to celebrate outstanding achievements
Free on-site parking with EV Charging
Ready to join the team?
You must be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, and possess a post graduate qualification, also in a relevant discipline. Membership in a professional body would additionally be desirable but not essential.
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Location: Tidworth ABC
Please note: Our garrisons are tobacco free working environments. As part of this role, you will be required to obtain security clearance prior to starting with us
ADSL has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to bring with you original copies of documentation that provides evidence of your right to live and work in the UK. Applicants needing skilled worker sponsorship may not be suitable for this post due to the immediacy of the appointment. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to ADSL verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against protected characteristics. We guarantee that candidates will be given the same consideration and will pass through our established procedures. Please note, this vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.
- Aspire Defence Services Limited
Senior Commercial Manager - SCM036
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