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Senior Commercial Officer

Requisition ID: R10047685

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: New Malden, London, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Security Check (SC)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Role clearance type: UK-Security Clearance (SC) Clearance not required to start

Location: Burlington House, New Malden, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, UK.

About Your Opportunity:

We are actively seeking a Commercial Officer / Commercial Lead who will be responsible for the day to day commercial and contracts management activities on specific multi-million pound contracts supporting NGUK’s Defence & National Security customers.

This person will also support the wider Commercial team on other existing contracts and proposals for programmes spanning multiple sectors, including those within Maritime, Aerospace and Cyber.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commercial point of contact for existing key multi-million pound contracts predominantly supporting NG’s Defence & National Security customers, including influencing key stakeholders on various Commercial topics.
  • Negotiate and agree scope, terms and conditions with Customers and Sub-contractors working closely with the relevant Programme Manager, Business Development Manager, Finance Team and Supply Chain team
  • Refine and agree confidentiality and collaboration/teaming agreements
  • Review tenders and RFQs to identify key commercial aspects and evaluation criteria
  • Review Statements of Work and tender responses
  • Develop the commercial risk review and support approvals process through the bid and programme lifecycle
  • Engage with and support the legal review of contract terms and conditions
  • Prepare and negotiate on contracts terms, licence terms and pricing,  recognising the risk trade-off and working within approvals
  • Responsible for issuing Requests for Proposal/Quotation and assessing commercial proposals from suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Manage all customer quotations and supplier POs for NG’s contract with the UK government customer
  • Monitor Contracts and Sub-contracts, Service agreements and licences to ensure that all parties adhere to the conditions
  • Review Prime Contract proposals to ensure adequacy of Prime and Supplier content
  • Liaise with trade controls/export management personnel to develop and maintain the necessary export/import licences for products and services
  • Be a pro-active member of the wider Northrop Grumman Commercial function
  • Advise and guide Project Managers on performance issues relating to suppliers/sub-contractors
  • Provide inputs as necessary for internal reports
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with corporate governance & policy on contracts and associated areas
  • Supervise and develop other employees, acting as a mentor to more junior employees as required

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Demonstrable experience of commercial/contracts management in a defence environment
  • Track record of building strong customer relationships
  • Experience of process development

Other requirements

  • Travel requirements: UK travel required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities. Occasional international travel may be required.
  • Valid UK driving licence and passport.
  • Clearance requirements: The post-holder must hold and maintain UK Government clearances
  • Northrop Grumman offer hybrid working opportunities, please speak to us at application stage about what may be possible

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with  our recruitment business partner who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

UK Defence Business:

Our UK Defence business is a Sovereign software and systems centre of excellence. As well as developing and supporting UK wide and internationally deployed multi-domain command and control systems, our work is critical to the modern backbone of the Royal Navy. We pioneer – with fierce curiosity, dedication, and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

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Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.