Senior Commercial Officer

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Job Type:Full Time

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Use your extensive commercial expertise in this varied and interesting Defence role
  • Enjoy flexibility, innovation focus and interesting work within a strong team culture

Apply your talent where it counts as a Senior Commercial Officer in our Battlespace Integrated Solutions team based in Richmond, Victoria.
Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We're continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can't be done from home and in those cases, we're operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We're finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.
About the Opportunity
As the Senior Commercial Officer, you will be accountable for providing commercial support within defined delegations to assist the project teams in effectively managing on-going projects and new business within the Battlespace integrated Solutions (BIS) team.
More specifically, you will:

  • Provide advice and assistance to Project Managers on all commercial nature issues
  • Manage the administration of BAE Systems' contracts in accordance with company procedures, including support on contractual matters and resolution of commercial issues
  • Identify the need for professional input, including on legal, financial and insurance matters, and work with commercial management and company specialists to manage the provision of appropriate advice
  • Prepare and maintain contract documentation, records and internal reports
  • Review customer communications and preparation of correspondence
  • Prepare contract amendments and change proposals
  • Support customer cost and pricing analysis
  • Coordinate management review and approval of bids and proposals
  • Negotiate all aspects of minor bids and contract proposals as requested/directed
  • Provide support on major bids
  • Set in place export licences and technical assistance agreements
  • Review confidentiality and other agreements for commercial Manager approval

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Previous experience working in the Defence industry and an understanding of Australian Defence contracting (ASDEFCON) and/or US Government contracting (FAR and DFARS)
  • A relevant qualification coupled with commercial administration experience, ideally gained in a similar industry
  • The ability to form strong working relationships in a project environment, with key suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Well-developed commercial skills and acumen with a proven capability in contract negotiation/correspondence administration
  • The ability to be adaptable and flexible in a complex program environment

About us
BAE Systems' advanced Defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.
In terms of our culture, it's safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.
As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:
Applications should be addressed to: Lesley Mackman, Talent Acquisition Lead and made online here.
Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:
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