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Internship: Commercial Officer


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Airbus Helicopters UK Ltd

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Job Description

Based within the Contract Management Office at RAF Shawbury, the Commercial Officer will act as a focal point for contract management related activity on the MFTS (RW) contract.

They will be supporting the Commercial Manager in the oversight of all Commercial and Contract activities, and will be required to build an in depth level of understanding of the contract terms & conditions.


Assist in the management of contract changes, ensuring changes are logged, and change proposals drafted

Document and monitor all minor contract deliverables

Monitor KPI’s

Report on contract performance penalties

Maintain contractual records

Support the drafting commercial letters relating to operational activities including relief on contractual obligations

Monitor company policies to ensure compliance is maintained

Analyse contract performance and provide recommendations for adjustments for improvement

Hasten collection of cash

Communicate with all parts of the business to foster an understanding of the contract terms

Assist senior management and work as a member of a cohesive team

Assist in contract risk management

Monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverables, invoicing etc)

Customer liaison

Accept extra duties as situations arise



This role is aimed at an individual holding approximately two years experience performing a contract and/or legal role.

Worked within a contract, commercial, and/or legal department focusing on contract terms & conditions

Ability to interpret various contract clauses

Drafting of commercial letters


Performed a legal and/or contract focused role within the Defence industry from either a public or private standpoint

An understanding of, and interpreting contract terms & conditions

Worked within the Aerospace industry

Experience of procurement processes



Must have a sound basis level of knowledge in business and contracts

Skill and ability to understand and synthesise unfamiliar concepts

Ability to build relationships widely around the organisation

Must have good analytical and problem solving skills

Excellent communication and reporting skills – written, verbal, and visual

Must have high computer literacy in particular MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Knowledge of business process analysis and improvement methodologies

Knowledge of procurement processes



Bachelors’ degree at 2:1 or above (equivalent experience considered in lieu)


LLB or formal education in contract and commercial law

Masters’ Degree

International Association of Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) certification or equivalent experience



Attendance at meetings in Oxford and Bristol on an infrequent basis

Travel to France and Germany on an infrequent basis

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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