Bid and Commercial Officer


Job summary

Circa £45,000
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £45,000depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and site gym.
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work 2-3 days per week on-site. Some International travel will be required.

The Opportunity:

An opportunity has arisen within a small fast paced export focused team, who are part of a major UK/European Defence Contractor Sales and Business Development department, for an individual with energy and a strong work ethic to fulfil the dual role of Bidding and Commercial Officer.

The role would suit someone with previous project management, export sales, bidding or commercial experience or the desire to develop these, having a general sales/commercial background

The Role:

  • Supporting the International Sales Team target of £1bn of orders over 5 years
  • Provide Export Bid / Proposal Management including, planning, controlling and all activities necessary for the proposal generation including – costing, pricing and documentation set.
  • Challenge and manage all actions within a multi-disciplinary environment (technical, engineering, commercial, procurement, legal, finance, customer support) to reach the global goal to deliver attractive proposals
  • Lead company bids through internal business approvals to ensure our export proposals are win oriented, commercially astute and meet the business requirements
  • Support contract negotiations
  • Support the preparation and negotiation of industrial agreements
  • Provide and Terms and Conditions expertise for domestic and export bids

What are we looking for?

  • A motivated, pro-active individual who has excellent person skills
  • A person with an eye for both the ‘big picture' and the detail
  • Commercial, Economic or Accountancy qualifications/background an advantage but not critical for the right person
  • Experienced in people management or with the potential to be a strong leader and organiser
  • You will have a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner, as we work in a fluid and ever-changing bidding environment
  • Strong Communicator

What's in it for you?

  • You will be working with and have the support of a highly experienced team
  • You will receive full induction training for the role
  • You will be eligible for continuous professional development throughout your career within the section
  • Although Stevenage based you will have the opportunity for international travel in connection with the role
  • Within months you will be actively engaged in exciting and complicated high value export contracts

Apply now!

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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