Principal Commercial Officer – BAE SYSTEMS , Saudi Arabia

Your Main Responsibilities:
Produce a full range of contract/ subcontract documentation for assigned areas in line with all relevant BAE Systems Saudi Arabia requirements and procedures
In line with DOA, lead or actively participate in and support others in contract/ subcontract negotiations with all relevant parties to facilitate the smooth and successful conclusion of negotiations
Support contract management and manage subcontracts, ensuring the efficient and effective resolution of issues.
Prepare and issue purchase orders for subcontractors/suppliers in accordance with established procurement policies, issue requests for proposals and verify invoices prior to payment.
Support and implement pricing and payment strategies and policies in assigned areas, in accordance with all relevant BAE Systems Saudi Arabia requirements and procedures
Support and implement overall financial targets and budgetary management strategies in assigned areas
Identify potential areas of risk and carry out risk analyses and assessments to support the minimisation of risk.
Contribute to building, managing and maintaining relationships with existing and potential customers to ensure the effective management of business agreements and contracts from the cradle to the grave
Actively support commercial/procurement issues to facilitate effective business decision-making and the effective resolution of issues and disputes, including customer complaints.
Monitor sub-contractors’ commercial activities – including terms and conditions and price negotiations – to ensure that quality and cost are maintained to enable contractual obligations to be met.
Lead, develop and motivate any assigned staff to ensure they are aware of and capable of delivering their responsibilities.
Contribute to the development of the Functional Governance Manual and the Procurement Manual and implement them in assigned standard areas to support improved business effectiveness.
Keep up to date with and research new commercial/procurement developments in assigned areas and assist in assessing their advantage to the company.
Liaison with internal and external customers as appropriate.
Support interfaces with Finance, Legal, HR and Group Tax to help establish effective contracting and pricing models.
Support RBA activities.
Tender analysis and administration.
Production of Commercial/Procurement plans in support of LCM.

Your Skills & Qualifications:
Relevant Degree or equivalent and c. 6+ years commercial/procurement experience
Good knowledge of business unit financial/commercial/procurement policies
Track record of contributing to the management of contractual issues
A thorough understanding and comprehension of Commercial Contracts & Law
Proven negotiating skills
Wide ranging experience of dealing with domestic and international suppliers
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or the International Association for Contracts and Commercial Management (IACCM) or equivalent

Saudi National Employee Benefits
In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive the following package, which makes this an opportunity not to be missed
A competitive basic salary
Generous leave
Transport allowance
TAWUNIYA health care scheme for Employees and immediate family
Discounted TAWUNIYA health care scheme for Employees Parents
Access to discounted gym membership

BAE Systems
BAE Systems has a heritage of commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For 50 years, we have provided the platforms and services that support the Saudi armed forces to defend the interests of the Kingdom. In support of the Saudi Arabia National Objectives, we’ve invested heavily in the development of Saudi people, technology, infrastructure and local companies in the defence supply chain. Our investments have helped to develop the Saudi defence industry as well as developing a skilled and highly productive workforce.

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