Chief Commercial Officer

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To provide financial and commercial support to the Head of Defence Business and other members of the Defence Department.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating all financial and commercial activities within the Defence Department
  • Providing financial and commercial input for all offers and tender responses to the MoD in accordance with company policy and procedure, and requirements of the customer
  • Drafting or reviewing contracts/contract amendments ensuring avoidance of unacceptable financial or commercial risk
  • Lead or assist in contract negotiations, in liaison with programme management personnel, to ensure all financial and commercial requirements are achieved or addressed 
  • Contract administration and compliance, including financial planning and reporting, adherence to terms and conditions, prompt invoicing and customer adherence to payment milestones
  • Ensuring compliance with all DRA Single Source Contract Regulations (SCSR) and Reporting Requirements
  • Maintenance of order intake records, sales and order backlog by contract
  • Preparation of Defence Department financial forecasts and performance reports, in accordance with approved Company operating plans and budgets, for routine review and regular evaluation at Senior Management Level.

EXPERIENCE:

ESSENTIAL

  • Experience working within Aviation Programmes
  • Experience of Design and Management of Project Control functions within complex, large-scale Programmes
  • Experience of Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Experience of Major Tender Proposals
  • Experience of offer processes and management
  • Preparation of financial reports

DESIRABLE

  • Experience of MoD Acquisition System Guidance

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

ESSENTIAL

  • Previous experience at a senior level within a commercial organisation
  • Sound knowledge of Business Accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of MoD DE&S Procurement Cycle and Procedures
  • Knowledge of MoD DEFCONS and MoD contracting procedures and policies for procurement
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities to solve complex problems
  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills
  • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
  • Must have high computer literacy ability in MS Office (Word, Access, Visio but especially excel)
  • Working knowledge of UK contract law and procurement practices
  • Knowledge of DRA SSCRs

DESIRABLE

  • Previous use of SAP business software
  • Knowledge of UK Military Rotary Wing Aviation

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, SPECIAL TRAINING:

ESSENTIAL

  • Professional Accounting qualification CIMA, ACCA or equivalent

DESIRABLE

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Post-secondary education in business management or related field

PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Highly motivated with the desire to develop new skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt positively to change
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Trustworthy, Reliable, Enthusiastic, and Flexible
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly to tight deadlines within a dynamic environment
  • Able to differentiate between strategic and operational requirements
  • Ability to cope with high and varied workload
  • Innovative and proactive with the ability to develop solutions to complex issues

 

 

 

 

Status: 
ACTIVE
Type of job: 
Permanent
Location: 
UK
Pay: 
NEG
Person to contact: 
Michelle Cox
Start date: 
ASAP
Telephone: 
+44(0)1252 364920

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