Senior Commercial Manager – Supply Chain

South Wales - Oakdale, United Kingdom (UK), General Dynamics UK Limited [8541]

Field(s) of expertise
Procurement and Legal
Job type

About this job

An opportunity to provide essential Commercial Management expertise within the Supply Chain function ensuring the successful delivery of subcontract strategy and execution.

Company Overview:

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team.


A typical day will include the utilisation of your extensive contracting experience.



Key skills will include:

  • Excellent working knowledge of terms and conditions and contractual law
  • Ability to draft clear and compelling commercial proposals, contract terms & conditions plus other commercial documentation
  • Ability to build relationships with suppliers to discuss and resolve complex issues
  • Experience of  negotiating, reviewing and managing software licenses
  • Ability to offer flexible solutions to commercial challenges

Joining an established team, you will work across a range of stakeholders including Programme Managers and Business Development Managers. You will be an integral team member in high value, complex bid teams and help identify opportunities and create business strategies bringing your experience of leading project initiatives either within Supply Chain or Subcontracts Management.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Single Source Regulation Office (SSRO)
  • MoD contracting experience
  • Qualification in Business Commerce, Law or other related field and/or hold or working towards professional qualification (RICS, IACCM or similar)

Our Company Benefits:

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose, offering highly competitive benefits:

  • A compressed nine-day fortnight – which means every other Friday off!
  • A flexible benefits scheme – allowing you to adapt your benefits to suit yours and your family’s needs
  • A personalised career development plan, alongside regular progress reviews – supporting and valuing your progression within the Company
  • Professional training and development courses, both internal and external – allowing you to reach your full potential
  • A flexible working environment where your contributions are recognised and rewarded, which includes compressed hours, reduced hours and job share
  • A Company sports and social club, offering events at discounted prices – giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with your fellow colleagues outside the workplace

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