Commercial Specialist

Job Description

  • Join a high-performing Commercial team
  • Support a range of customer and supplier contracts
  • Agile supportive environment


About the role 

As a Commercial Specialist, you will play a key role in the business by managing existing contracts, supporting negotiations, pricing activities and contract risk assessments, as well as supporting tender and organic growth opportunities to achieve our customers’ objectives.


Reporting to one of our Senior Commercial & Subcontract Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the commercial management of Babcock’s broad portfolio of contracts with government and corporate customers. You will also be part of the wider Commercial team with plenty of opportunities for development, learning and networking.


Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting negotiations with customers and suppliers on contractual and commercial issues;
  • Supporting the preparation and review of contractual documents including new Contracts, Subcontracts, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements and Changes;
  • Proactive contract administration including preparation of letters, notifications, dispute notices and claims;
  • Proactive contract obligations monitoring and management;
  • Supporting the commercial aspects of bids and tenders, including reviewing terms and conditions, risk assessments, corporate approvals and tender responses;
  • Maintaining relationships with customers, suppliers and other internal stakeholders;
  • Providing contract management, legal, company secretary, insurance and governance support to project and bid teams, as well as the broader business.


About you

You will bring a wealth of experience and exposure in a fast paced environment. You are someone who works towards accuracy of outputs with a strong attention to detail. You are able to earn respect through action and have the ability to communicate confidently and clearly with those you engage, both internally and externally.


Other qualities include:

  • Demonstrable experience in a commercial, legal or subcontracts role;
  • Experience of managing, understanding and negotiating contracts in a complex environment;
  • Knowledge of Australian defence contracts (ASDEFCON) is highly desirable;
  • Degree qualified in a relevant discipline (Business, Commerce, Law, Finance or similar).


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are 

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain NV1 Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks.  These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


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