Commercial & Contracts Officer

£35000 - £45000.00 per annum + + pension, profit share, life assurance
01-08-2022 12:00 PM

Commercial & Contracts Officer


£35,000 - £45,000 basic + benefits


Astute are proudly partnered with a well-established Marine Engineering business within the Defence sector. They are currently looking to recruit a Commercial & Contracts Officer to support projects that are ongoing. This will be a customer-facing role involving close working with the Business Development and Project Management teams as well as other stakeholders.

Roles & Responsibilities

As the Commercial & Contracts Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all agreements are negotiated, drafted and agreed in line with business requirements
  • Understand MoD commercial practices (such as SSRO)
  • Liaising with Purchasing, Project Management and Engineering teams to provide contract management expertise
  • Supporting the Sales team with handover of contracts
  • Ensuring the Delivery team are aware of obligations by providing commercial guidance
  • Monthly reports to Heads of Commercial & Legal teams
  • Acting as a main point of contact for both customers and colleagues on contractual matters

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • 3 years' experience working in a commercial role
  • Confident speaking with customers and suppliers face to face
  • A good understanding of legal terms and conditions of contracts
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Full driving license

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • £35,000 - £45,000 basic salary
  • Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30 hours
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Pension, profit share, life assurance, income protection, sick pay

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02393911227 and ask to speak to Hannah Rymill who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!