Contracts Manager

Date: 7 Jun 2023

Location: Ashford, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.

If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.

Job title:  Commercial Contracts Manager

Location:  Ashford, Kent

Company:  QinetiQ Target Systems

Salary:  Competitive

Hours:  37 hour per weeks, flexible hybrid working


About the role


We are currently recruiting a Commercial Contracts Manager to join QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) within our Commercial Team.  QTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of QinetiQ Group PLC, specialising in the design and manufacture of a range of state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial and Surface Target systems, including the world-leading Banshee target.


QTS targets are used to enable realistic weapons test and evaluation and operator training in over 40 countries worldwide, with QTS providing a complete managed service in over 15 of these countries.


What will I be doing?


Reporting to the Director of Customer Accounts, you will have direct responsibility for the drafting and negotiating of contracts for the supply of QTS equipment and services, ensuring that appropriate terms and conditions are included in QTS proposals.  You will also oversee QTS export compliance and shipping, and ensure that export licences are in place, where required.


What will I be doing?


Contracts and Agreements

•      Negotiating and assisting in the agreement of legal terms and conditions in contracts,

•      Reviewing all other agreements to be entered into by QTS,

•      Drafting contracts and agreements, as required,

•      Reviewing RFQ’s to ensure contractual requirements are acceptable to QTS,

•      Advising on requirements for notarised / legalised documents, Bank Guarantees etc., both with respect to cost and timescales, and to obtain said documents where required,

•      Maintaining a review of QTS terms and conditions to ensure that QTS negotiating position is maintained to the company’s best advantage,

•      Ensuring that Commercial Intermediary agreements are in place where necessary.



Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum:  UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (


What else do I need to know?


Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of exciting defence-based projects, with vast career progression across a global organisation, in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.


You’ll receive a competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive, as we constantly review what’s happening in the market.


The range of benefits we offer include adaptive and flexible / hybrid working, ample holiday entitlements, generous employer pension contributions, enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay, and the ability to purchase discounted Health Cash Plans, Private Medical Insurance, and Dental Insurance, plus much more.