Commercial Manager

  • Ings Ln, Kirkbymoorside, York YO62, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost.

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support. 

Within our land systems capability, we have designed, manufactured, delivered and supported more than 5000 tactical shelters in over 200 different configurations. 

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Commercial and Purchasing Manager to join our busy Commercial and Procurement team at our Advanced Composite facility in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.  Using your experience you will manage, review and negotiate changes to existing contracts and associated procurement activity with our customers and key suppliers.

The main duties associated with the role are:-

  • Provide the commercial and contractual interface to external customers and internal departments, with the support and guidance of the Head of Commercial

  • Undertake defined commercial and contracts role in respect of the selection of suppliers (produce commercial documentation for invitation to tenders, participate in tender evaluations, negotiation meetings and placement of orders with winning tenderers)

  • Negotiate and implement contracts, and contract changes, including the negotiation of price and related matters

  • Responsible for the reporting and management of commercial / contractual risks and opportunities within relevant proposals, contracts and purchase orders.

  • Analyse, review and prepare the financial and contractual part of proposals, as directed, for commercial customers, national and international.

  • Support the commercial /contractual aspects during the bid phase including issuance of RFPs to potential suppliers

  • Identify commercial and contractual conditions favourable for the company and secure their implementation

  • Observe compliance with legal requirements and internal policies and procedures

  • Review, create and negotiate contractual documentation (non-disclosure agreements) cooperation agreements, license agreements, procurement contracts, etc., (as directed).


Candidates should possess the following qualifications and attributes;

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent

  • Member of a recognised professional body

  • Proven experience within a Commercial and/or Procurement management orientated role

  • Working knowledge of contracts and standard contracting terms for supply of goods and services

  • Experience of drafting, negotiating and managing suppliers

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

  • In depth working knowledge of pricing, terms and conditions and other contractual documentation

  • Significant experience in delivering complex commercial contracting, negotiation and administration solutions

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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