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Commercial & Contracts Manager

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40 - £43 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 67 37 46

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    7 Months

  • Expiry date:

    24 October 2049

  • Start date:


Commercial & Contracts Manager - Inside IR35 - Up to £43 per hour - BPSS (Must be willing to undergo SC Clearance) - Portsmouth or Stevenage - 7 Months - Single Stage Process

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Commercial & Contracts Manager to join the team on an initial 7 month deal in either Portsmouth or Stevenage.

Job Summary

  • Management of all Commercial and Contractual aspects of allocated opportunities and contracts across a wide range of opportunities including ESA, UK GOV, UK MOD and prospective private corporations

  • Work closely with key stakeholders to deliver profitable commercial solutions ensuring that commercial risks are highlighted and mitigated and required governance is followed

  • Responsible for management of the commercial aspects of the acquire business / bidding process to establish the nature of new requirements, preparation of bid and governance paperwork, review and negotiation of terms and conditions of contracts and agreements

  • Work with the Procurement organisation to advise on key contractual obligations and risks within the respective prime contracts and ensure flow down and mitigation accordingly

  • Manage existing contracts in accordance with company procedures and contractual requirements, to ensure efficient and accurate performance of commercial activities, change management and prompt payment of invoices

  • Develop rapport/relationship with customers to ensure smooth running of existing contracts

  • Work flexibly providing support to the wider business as required to provide best in class commercial guidance and management

  • Employ Commercial best practice, efficiency and responsiveness within an ethical environment

  • Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate must be able to operate for extended periods under own initiative without direct supervision; with an understanding as to when it is appropriate to seek advice and escalation on commercial / contractual issues

Skills/Experience Required


  • Communication is key, proactive as will be working with lots of teams.

  • Proven negotiation and contract management skills, doesn’t matter which customers

  • Experience of working with UK Ministry of Defence, Governmental, and Non-Governmental customers in a commercial environment, defence industry.

  • Experience with customers.

  • Proven reputation as a self-starter, capable of delivering high quality workload with minimum supervision

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to interact and influence across a range of stakeholders 


  • Demonstrated experience within the commercial field (Sales / Bidding / Procurement / Commercial)

  • International communication.

  • Able to multitask, cover a number of contracts. Comfortable of handling multiple contact (study contracts).

  • Flexible team player

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