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Commercial Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £60.00 - £65.00 per hour

Works as a member of the Commercial Team to provide Commercial services and support to meet the operational needs of the line management within the Naval Ships Combat Systems business

Major Tasks and Activities:

  1. Management of nominated strategically important contracts or bids and oversight to other contract and bids within the team
  2. Lead Capture team through the Request for Bid Approval (RBA) process.
  3. Drafting of any necessary contracts and agreements in accordance with policy.
  4. Development of commercial proposals and the commercial review of the full suite of proposal documents
  5. Support to Procurement in the preparation of sub-contract terms and conditions
  6. Lead in the Negotiation of major tenders and ensuring that this results acceptable business agreements and contracts

Additional Key Accountabilities:

  1. Ability to follow up activities to ensure inputs from others are received and progressed to conclusion
  2. Commitment to meet deadlines and targets
  3. Ability to work unsupervised and provide solutions for management consideration

Key Technical Skills

The role requires a good and broad professional knowledge and understanding of Commercial Principles, Techniques and Practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made. Experience of dealing with UK MOD an advantage.

Key Leadership/People Mgmt Skills

Suitable candidate to be a self- motivated and focused individual. Shall be a leader and a coach to the Commercial Officer/Senior Commercial Officer and ensure a good quality of work.

Shall be able to work equally on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills

  • Will work with other functional representatives and/or customers/suppliers to meet the operational needs of line management and the business
  • Must have good communication skills together with the ability to relate challenging scenarios to customers and suppliers (both internal and external to the business)

Company/Industry Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of UK naval defence sector an advantage
  2. Awareness of business and culture
  3. Understanding of and compliance to Business Ethics requirements (Code of Conduct and Responsible Business Conduct)
  4. Knowledge of company life cycle management and commercial processes
  5. Understanding of contract terms and conditions
  6. Business awareness
  7. Experience of managing customer interface


Business Degree or at least 5 years plus experience in a commercial role

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Supply Chain Advisor

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £14.00 - £16.00 per hour

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering supply chain activities within the Operations Delivery Team.

The role includes the supporting of bids and the execution of the supply chain strategy and plans, as well as the engagement of internal/external suppliers & customers to ensure the smooth completion of the project’s objectives. It is part of a buoyant and stable team.

As a Supply Chain Advisor your main responsibilities will involve:

Using an ERP tool (IFS), source, negotiate and manage the procurement and or costing of Material in support of Ship Repair Projects.

Support and/or prepare outputs and deliverables and select suppliers in association with the departmental procedures and systems.

Support and/or negotiate all commercial, financial, quality and schedule elements for projects and any authorised changes in line with departmental procedures.

Proactively support and deliver effective supplier management and delivery in line with the project’s integrated schedule.

Act as the primary point of contact for assigned projects, suppliers and customers (internal/external).

As a Supply Chain Advisor your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Proven experience of working with a Supply Chain or Procurement delivery focussed role.

Strong IT skills, particularly relating to Microsoft Excel.

Good level of numeracy and analytical ability.

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Stakeholder and Supplier Management experience

Able to self-manage, use initiative and work well with others

What we’re looking for in you:

We are looking for candidates who possess experience of working within a similar role, have the drive and tenacity to deliver results and are flexible and adaptable to change. You will be an outstanding communicator with sound analytical, problem solving skills.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Category Manager – Logistics

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £450.00 - £500.00 per day

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Logistics Leader to develop the future strategy for Logistics / Materials Management which ensures operational efficiency and material availability are optimised in conjunction with delivering a cost benefit realisation.


– Develop a medium to long-term strategy that delivers a best-in-class logistics operation / solution

– Evaluate existing supply chain operations, both internal and external

– Undertake deep dive into end-to-end value stream identifying further opportunities for improvement to material availability

– Present findings, ideas and improvement plans to senior leaders

– Monitor progress of ongoing improvement projects, tracking benefits realisation

– Leverage the experience and expertise both internally and with our key logistics partners to accelerate the pace of change

– Support Logistics Working Group

Anticipated Deliverables

A detailed strategy paper / document, containing:

– An outline of opportunities identified

– A potential prioritisation matrix

– Business Case for strategy detailing potential size, complexity, and estimated resource required to deliver

– Proposed route to implementation, including anticipated project plan

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.