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Commercial Officer

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job title: Commercial Officer

Location: Bristol, Farnborough, Salisbury or Portsmouth with Flexible Hybrid Working

Company: QinetiQ


About the role
We are currently recruiting a Commercial Officer to join our Commercial Team. The Vision of the Commercial Team is to be recognised as strategic deal leaders, developing and nurturing customer relationships, business collaboration and high value-add commercial expertise to achieve growth, excellence and recognition.

We are great communicators and we understand and concisely articulate the business’ main drivers for growth and the key commercial factors of a deal. The Values our Commercial Team follow are Strategically Minded, Forward Leaning, Consistent, High Performing, Collaborative and Customer Focussed.


What will I be doing?

You will, provide commercial support within multi-disciplined Project Teams as required in accordance with the established commercial policy and strategy. This strategy will contribute to our Business Winning and should include all aspects of legal (T’s and C’s), pricing, IP as appropriate to the grade, in addition to contributing to effective and efficient contractual management of our contracts.

You will support a variety of Business Areas and Commercial Leads and advise teams of appropriate strategies and approaches for each bid, identify potential business challenges, draft B2B agreements/Contracts/ICTA and Non-disclosure Agreements


What do I need?

  • 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 as appropriate to grade.
  • An understanding and proactive application of commercial procedures and concepts.
  • Ability to apply sound judgement, make recommendations and provide solutions that give business assurance and reflect the strategic objectives of the wider business.


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

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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.