Senior Commercial Officer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Commercial Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30000 - £37000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Connor McKiernan

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    CM - 2167_1567780965

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:



This role presents a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Commercial Officer to join a well-established organisation based in Bristol within the Defence and Engineering sectors. This role will be part of a small team that manage major existing critical communication contracts for the MoD.

Main responsibilities of the Senior Commercial Officer

  • Developing long lasting relationships with suppliers
  • Manage existing contracts and their associated risks
  • Carry out contract reviews, both operational and strategic and address any performance issues
  • Continue to bring continuous improvement and collaboration from your supplier base, making sure that the suppliers are fully engaged with the organisation
  • Analyse risk, and find solutions to any issues and deal with suppliers when they do not meet their contractual obligations
  • Provide support and leadership to colleagues

Skills & Experience required of the Senior Commercial Officer

  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Sourcing experience - you need to understand the full end to end procurement process
  • Strong commercial acumen - these suppliers are sometimes very challenging
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and the ability to prioritise
  • Experience with tendering approvals, estimating, risk management and contract law


This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role as a commercial officer, commercial manager, contracts officer, contract officer, contract manager or contracts manager.