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Commercial Manager (Apache)

Yeovil, England; Gosport, England Job ID 00000385876 Category Business Post Date Aug. 01, 2023
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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

This Commercial Manager position is a non-management role that will directly support the execution of the Apache Long Term Training and Support Service (LTTSS) contract. This role is full-time based in Yeovil or Gosport with hybrid working options.

Reporting to the Head of Commercial in Boeing Defence UK Limited Vertical Lift, this role will be the commercial focal for the contract management and execution of the programme. This role requires building effective relationships with UK internal functions and the UK MoD customer to support, advise and guide in the team discharging its obligations under the single source contract and delivering change proposals for key strategic work streams of the overall programme. 

We will do our utmost to develop you and to ensure that you progress within the team, and enjoy a full career with the Boeing Company. At Boeing we’re committed to rewarding excellence and fostering an inclusive environment where team members are seen, heard, valued, respected and fully engaged.

Particular areas of focus are:
•    Contract management including interpretation of contractual terms and positions
•    Change management and additional tasking
•    Providing contractual guidance to the team
•    Excellent customer relationship management
•    First-time quality
•    Fast and effective responsiveness to emerging needs and requirements
•    Integrated business partnering with stakeholders
•    Ability to manage a diverse, fast-paced workload
•    A high degree of independence

Position responsibilities:
This position is expected to fulfil a variety of tasks and responsibilities typically associated with a Commercial role, including, but not limited to:
•    Exercising appropriate signature authority, leads, and participates in proposal development, negotiating and contracting for the sale and support of defence services
•    Leading the presentation and development of complex change requests and new business proposals
•    Understands SSCR and Qualifying Defence Contract regulations 
•    Representing the company in external negotiations with responsibility to develop and maintain effective working relationships with customer counterparts
•    Authority to prepare, negotiate, execute, interpret and administer legally binding contractual agreements of a complex nature for Boeing Defence UK Limited
•    Supports / leads coordination and partnership with other internal functional disciplines, integrating business / finance / programme priorities to create solutions that balance business financial performance and customer relationship management
•    Summarising complex contractual issues, and leads development of creative solutions and coordination of contractual risk mitigation.
•    Implementing and maintains effective commercial governance through internal processes to protect company interest and ensure fully aligned work approaches
•    Authorising company work and administers contracts and agreements in accordance with contractual requirements
•    Interpreting contract requirements, manages change and resolves conflict
•    Maintaining active participation in the programme 

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • IACCM / CIPS / MBA or significant experience in similar role
  • Previous experience in Government contracting is desirable but not essential

Key Competencies:
•    Excellent customer relationship management
•    Knowledge and experience in defence contracting 
•    First-time quality
•    Able to work in a matrix environment, using collaborative relationships to achieve goals.
•    Ability to manage a diverse, fast-paced, high workload
•    A high degree of independence
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Creative commercial solution design and implementation
•    Effective at finding opportunities and risks and to manage them to create enhanced value for the organisation.
•    A positive work attitude and team building approach.
•    Adaptable, able to cope with changing requirements and multiple priorities and can remain effective in difficult times

The Boeing benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Competitive salary and annual incentive plans
  • Continuous learning - you’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next
  • Success as defined by you - we’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way
  • Diverse and inclusive culture - you’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs
  • 23 days plus UK public holidays and a Winter Break between Christmas and New Year
  • Pension Plan with up to 10% employer contribution
  • Company paid BUPA Medical Plan
  • Short Term Sickness: 100% pay for the first 26 weeks
  • Long Term Sickness: 66.67% of annual salary from 27th week
  • 6x annual salary life insurance
  • Learning Together Programme to support your on-going personal and career development
  • Access to Boeing’s Well Being Programs, tool and incentives
  • Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave options

Employer will not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.


This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Work Authorization:

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorization to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a Security Clearance Process, which will require 5 years uninterrupted residency in the UK prior to applying.

Export Control Requirements: Not an export control position

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.

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Your Benefits

No matter where you are in life, our benefits help prepare you for the present and the future.

  • Competitive base pay and incentive programs.
  • Industry-leading tuition assistance program pays your institution directly.
  • Resources and opportunities to grow your career.
  • Up to $10,000 match when you support your favorite nonprofit organizations.
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