Head of Commercial

Head of Commercial

Job Title: Head of Commercial
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Blackwood, Caerphilly
Salary: £60000 - £79000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 895777_1554968890
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 11, 2019 08:48

Job Description

Our client is a world leader in the provision and integration of cutting-edge technology, primarily specialist vehicles to the Defence and Security sectors. They are now seeking a Head of Commercial for their site in South Wales. The client has a strong reputation for offering excellent job satisfaction and career progression.

You will be providing Commercial guidance plus leadership of the Commercial Staff. You will ensure that the risks, liabilities and commitments of Contractual Agreements that the company enters into are clearly understood and that the business fully appreciates such risks liabilities and commitments.

As Head of Commercial, you will act as a member of the Business Unit management team contributing to day to day oversight and where necessary contribute to the future strategic direction of the Business Unit, including aspects outside the Commercial functional responsibilities

As Head of Commercial, your main responsibilities will include:

Prime Commercial responsibility for the Business Unit, including delivery of the Operational aspects of the business.
Lead the relevant Commercial function allocating workload, setting objectives and ensuring communication across the Business Unit.
Lead negotiations on contractual terms and conditions with new and existing customers to minimise liability. This will include involvement in pricing strategies and taking into consideration the customer needs and business requirements in order to maximise profit margins.
Work alongside the Business Unit VP, Directors, and other Management team members to identify opportunities and create business strategies.
Address all liability issues affecting the Business Unit operations as they arise, this includes compliance with export control regulations.
Develop and maintain a good working relationship with customers (internal and external) and strategic subcontractors. Build a rapport with key players in each community. Look for future opportunities wherever possible.
Support tender and bid proposal activity, whether as a contributor or as part of a Review team
Lead the development of the Commercial team members ensuring they are equipped with the appropriate skills in order to deliver against the business needs.

Qualifications and Requirements

Minimum HNC/HND in a business/finance related subject. Ideally degree level, with extensive experience in this field.
Demonstrable experience of leading teams
MoD Contracting
Commercial Terms and Conditions
Strong Communication and influencing skills to Senior Management of Board Level
Contract Management
Subcontract Management
Risk Management

Job Title:Head of Commercial
Salary:Up to £75,000pa DOE
Location:Newport, South Wales
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:895777

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Nationals. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.