Commercial Manager

Telecommunications, Defence, Administration, General Management, Purchasing

We are working on behalf a large UK MOD/Saudi client based in Riyadh who are entering the next stage of a $3.2 billion dollar project and require a Commercial Manager - Operations on a full-time basis.

Excellent Salary which is discussed on application due to working with a sensitive client.

To be eligible for this position you must hold a valid UK passport.


  • Company accommodation provided (Utilities are paid excluding telephone calls)
  • Company Car Provided (serviced and fuel paid)
  • 3 return flight per year unaccompanied - 2 accompanied
  • Medical Insurance provided
  • Annual bonus based on availability and company status, also there is yearly appraisals

**Please note this position is based in Riyadh/Saudi Arabia**

**Open to British Passport holders with a current UK Passport**

**You must hold a valid UK Driving Licence

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES & FUNCTIONS for the Commercial Manager - Operations, Maintenance and Training.

  • Support commercial activity with a focus on the Operations, Maintenance and Training Contract with the UK MoD and the end client.
  • Support the business in accordance with the policies and strategies and the terms of the LOA3P3 and OM&T contracts.
  • Support the entire business life cycle from pre-contract through contract award and delivery to maintenance and support.

The Commercial Manager will :

  • Manage commercial and contractual matters (facing both UK MoD and Supply Chain)
  • Ensure that any commercial / contractual risks are reported, managed and mitigated.
  • Create and maintain co-operative working relationships with sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Maintain an effective and productive relationship with UK MoD counterparts whilst securing new contracts against proposals offered.
  • Liaise with suppliers on commercial matters prior to, during, and subsequent to the procurement process.
  • Participate in regular performance reviews with suppliers / subcontractors as required.
  • Support the Operations Director and Operations team in the delivery of the Operations, Maintenance and Training Scope of Services.
  • Ensure that proper records are kept of commercial activity in line with contractual obligations and good commercial practice.
  • Ensure commercial activity complies with the clients Group policies.
  • Assume responsibility for commercial aspects of bids/proposals.


  • Experience of Commercial Management of a managed service / outsourcing agreement that supports a technical service, at least some of which is in continuous operation e.g. IT or Telecoms.
  • Experience of Commercial Management as a Prime Contractor for delivery and subsequent support of projects in a technical domain.
  • As part of either or both (1) and (2) above, experience of procuring, contracting and managing sub-contractors.
  • Excellent negotiation and Contract Management skills.
  • Understanding of contract law and significant experience of interpreting and drafting contract terms.


  • Experience of contracting in GCC.
  • Professional qualification in Procurement / Commercial Management, including Law of Contract.
  • Experience of Defence contracting or exposure to UK MoD DEFCONs.
  • Some exposure to IT Service Management concepts and practice.
  • Working Knowledge of UK Export Control obligations and practice.

If of interest please contact Jason Pocock

Job Facts

88,000 per annum
  • Accommodation provided
  • Company Car (serviced & fueled)
  • 3 return flights per year
  • Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Jason Pocock