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Commercial Manager

General Dynamics Missions System International
Hastings, United Kingdom
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
Company Description

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we are leading the way in avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.

General Dynamics in St Leonards-on-Sea currently provide avionic mission computing systems for a wide range of military fast jets, helicopters, and UAV's. Recent success has resulted in General Dynamics developing the next generation of Advanced High Performance, Safety Critical Mission Computer Systems to meet the needs of latest platforms in development by several aircraft manufacturers. These Mission Computing Systems provide the functionality that integrates aircraft systems, sensor systems and weapon systems with the information and control systems required by the aircrew to meet the demanding operational needs of these aircraft.

Job Description

As a Commercial Manager, you will provide commercial leadership, support and guidance to the business on a wide range of contractual and commercial matters relating to the full contract life cycle from bid preparation/submission through project execution to contract completion/closure.

Leading a team of commercial professionals, the role is varied and will involve hands-on commercial management of several contracts/programmes as well as a broader overarching responsibility across the business portfolio.

The role requires a highly motivated individual who can work as part of a multi-functional leadership team and provide a clear and compelling commercial strategy in support of winning and executing business.

For the full job description click here.


To apply for this Commercial Manager role, you will need relevant commercial and contract experience in the Defence Industry. You will also require the following:
  • Extensive contract drafting experience
  • Excellent working knowledge of terms and conditions and contract law
  • Ability to work with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Contract management and customer relationship management experience and able to discuss and resolved complex issues
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills

For the full list of required qualifications click here

Additional Information

General Dynamics Mission Systems aims to be as flexible as possible so this can be a hybrid working role with time spent working from home and our offices in Hastings.

In return for your dedication, collaboration and commitment, you will receive a starting salary of £57,000 to £71,000 and a flexible benefits package.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering impressive benefits:
  • A compressed nine-day fortnight and compressed hours - which means every other Friday off.
  • A personalized career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews - supporting and valuing your progression within the Company.
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognized and rewarded with flexible benefits

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace - inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we welcome you to join our inclusive team!

We are a Disability Confident Employer, as such we offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.
Please email if you would like your application to be considered under the DC Scheme. For more information on the Disability confident scheme in General Dynamics click here.

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