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The Boeing Company Commercial Manager in Bristol, United Kingdom

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At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

To ensure compliance with President Biden’s September 9, 2021 executive order, Boeing is implementing a new requirement for U.S.-based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement, by December 8, 2021 (timing may vary in some states). Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process.

Individuals with approved accommodations will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

Boeing has implemented a new COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in Australia that requires all new Boeing Australia hires to show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved medical exception by 3 December 2021. For Victorian based employees, the compliance date is 26 November 2021.

All other global Boeing locations do not have a vaccination requirement at this time.

Boeing is contacted to deliver the £800m Future Logistic Information Services (FLIS) contract as MOD’s 10-year Support Chain Information Services (SCIS) delivery partner, with responsibility for UK military’s logistic information systems and services that deliver engineering, supply chain and business intelligence information. Boeing and MOD are currently in discussions on the successor contract to FLIS (BtG) which will extent the partnership for an additional 5 years. The role involves both contract management of FLIS and BtG contracts, and commercial support during the transitional phase. This position is primarily based at our Bristol office with remote working when not required on site. We will do our utmost to develop you and to ensure that you progress within this supportive account team, and enjoy a full career with the Boeing Company. At Boeing we’re committed to rewarding excellence and fostering an inclusive environment where team members are seen, heard, valued, respected and fully engaged.

This Commercial Manager position is a non-management role that will directly support Information Services execution of the Future Logistics Information Services contract. Reporting to the Head of Commercial in Boeing Defence UK Limited Information Services and Government Services, this role will be the commercial focal for the contract management and execution of the programme. This role requires building effective relationships with UK internal functions and the UK MoD customer to support, advise and guide in the team discharging its obligations under the contract and delivering change proposals for key strategic work streams of the overall programme.

Particular areas of focus are:

  • excellent customer relationship management

  • contract management including interpretation of contractual terms and positions

  • first-time quality

  • fast and effective responsiveness to emerging needs and requirements

  • integrated business partnering with stakeholders

  • ability to manage a diverse, fast-paced workload

  • a high degree of independence


This position is expected to fulfill a variety of tasks and responsibilities typically associated with a Commercial technical role, including, but not limited to:

  • Exercises appropriate signature authority, leads, and participates in proposal development, negotiating and contracting for the sale and support of aerospace products, services, technologies, financing and the licensing of intellectual property to support company strategies

  • Leads the presentation and development of complex business solutions to preserve and expand the business

  • Represents the company in external negotiations with responsibility to develop and maintain effective working relationships with customer counterparts

  • Authority to prepare, negotiate, execute, interpret and administer legally binding contractual agreements of a complex nature for The Boeing Company

  • Supports / leads coordination and partnership with other internal functional disciplines, integrating business / finance / programme priorities to create solutions that balance business financial performance and customer relationship management

  • Summarizes complex contractual issues, and leads development of creative solutions and coordination of contractual risk mitigation.

  • Implements and maintains effective commercial governance through internal processes to protect company interest and ensure fully aligned work approaches

  • Authorises company work and administers contracts and agreements in accordance with contractual requirements

  • Interprets contract requirements, manages change and resolves conflict; intellectual property management

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

IACCM / CIMA or MBA or significant experience in similar role

Work Authorisation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.