Assistant Commercial Manager

Date: 24 Feb 2024

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:                     Assistant Commercial Manager

Location:                     Boscombe Down

Package:                      Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package

Role Type:                   Full time / Permanent or Fixed Term Contract

Role ID:                       SF15923


Be part of the QinetiQ journey. Join us as an Assistant Commercial Manager at our Boscombe Down site where you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and many of the industry’s most brilliant minds.


The role

As an Assistant Commercial Manager you’ll have a role that is out of the ordinary, providing commercial support as required in accordance with the established commercial policy and strategy.


Day-to-day, you’ll operate effectively in multi-disciplined teams, supporting a variety of Business Areas and Commercial Leads.


  • Advise teams of appropriate strategies and approaches for each bid.
  • Identify show stoppers and potential business challenges in customer terms and conditions, behaviours, and performance.
  • Self-management of own work load, but able to manage a portfolio of multiple bids and or contracts at the same time.
  • Drafting of business-to-business agreements


Essential experience of the Assistant Commercial Manager

  • Operate effectively in multi-disciplined teams (includes use of appropriate business tools i.e. a CMS).
  • Proven communication and diplomacy skills.
  • Ability to gain trust of the customer community so that the individual is positively contributing to the business winning and sustainment of new business.
  • Developed negotiation skills.
  • Ability to adapt and integrate to changing work environments and multiple teams


Qualifications for the Assistant Commercial Manager

  • University degree, MCIPS, IACCM Practitioner level or 3-4 years practical experience.

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance, as a minimum.

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Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more.
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave.
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community.

Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community.

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly 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 that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.