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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £26 - £29.07 per day

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 67 37 46

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    24 October 2049

  • Start date:


Competence & Resource Manager - INSIDE IR35 - Up to £29.07 per hour - Eligible to undergo BPSS Clearance - 12 Months - Filton, ONSITE, Gloucestershire - SINGLE STAGE PROCESS

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Competence and Resource Manager to join the team on a 12 month deal over in Filton, Gloucestershire.

The Commercial & Contracts Manager will support and work alongside the Senior Commercial Manager on a range of contracts both within the bidding phase as well as post contract award for a range of customers which may include the European Space Agency (ESA), UK Government, UK Ministry of Defence and various private corporations. In doing so the Contracts & Commercial Manager will be responsible for the management of all Commercial and Contractual aspects for the allocated opportunities, bids and contracts across this diverse programme line.

This role requires a candidate who is self-motivated and solution orientated with excellent communication skills both internally and externally across a range of stakeholders; expertise in preparing and executing winning proposals with sound experience of customer dialogue / negotiation in order to secure new sales and maximise profitability on existing contracts in a new and growing market.

Due to the diversity of the activities undertaken by the Commercial & Contracts team the successful candidate will need to be comfortable working on a range of opportunities ranging from small value study and framework contracts up to large prime proposal activities; in addition to potentially needing to provide support to other members of the bid / delivery teams based on their previous customer experience as well as establishing processes to ensure smooth proposal delivery and contract management.

Missions and Activities

  • 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

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Education to degree level or equivalent in a relevant business related degree

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

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

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

  • Proven negotiation and contract management skills

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

  • Native English language required

  • This position may require UK Security Clearance

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