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VP of Commercial - Defence

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VP of Commercial - Defence

ReferenceEMP391152_834682
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Manufacturing
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityLuton
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey, West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 August 2017

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A global defence and infrastructure technology design, implementation and control business seek to recruit a Vice President of Commercial experienced in Defence / MOD contracts on a permanent basis.

This VP of Commercial role is to provide commercial guidance within a specific division of the business, leading and managing the commercial team and to act as a member of the leadership team contributing to the day to day oversight and future strategic direction of the business including outside the commercial function responsibilities.

Role – Vice President of Commercial / VP of Commercial
Type – Permanent position
Location – Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary – Competitive

Key roles and responsibilities for Vice President of Commercial / VP of Commercial role and will not be limited to:
• To develop commercial strategies to meet customer and business requirements
• To ensure the risks, liabilities and commitments of contractual agreements are understood and appreciated by the business and balanced with potential profitability.
• To contribute to the shape and delivery of the Business Plan, achieving sustainable top and bottom line growth.
• To establish partnering and teaming agreements as appropriate and guide and support the commercial team to do the same
• Maintain a high level of customer and partner relationships on UK and Export programmes
• Leading governance within the bidding process to ensure that the company’s requirements of the contract are being complied with leading senior negotiations for highly complex multimillion pound contracts
• To ensure the commercial team engage appropriately with the legal department and provide leadership in complex legal disputes
• To lead an effective estimating process for the business
• Develop the commercial team; manage the career development framework, personnel development plans and succession planning.

Key experience skills and experience required for Vice President of Commercial / VP of Commercial job applicant role:
• Degree educated with career experience in this this field managing and leading commercial negotiations with international prime contractors, UK MOD and/or other ministries of Defence.
• Experience will have been gained in the Defence or Defence related sectors, such as homeland security, where engagement with “difficult” public sector organisations
• Successful track record at a senior management level delivering commercial leadership and strategic vision
• Coaching and mentoring a commercial team
• Operating in a global matrix organisation with complex reporting structures in an integrated Product/Project team environment
• Evidence of contracting in Export markets and in highly complex multimillion pound programmes
• Demonstrable experience of contributing to the broader business agenda in regard to commercial decisions, operations and customer delivery.
• Exhibiting social characteristics which engender trust, confidence and integrity
• Adopting a clear, unambiguous communication style

To apply for this Vice President of Commercial / VP of Commercial position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

To apply for this Vice President of Commercial / VP of Commercial position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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