Senior Commercial Officer

  • Department: Finance
  • Job Location: Barnstaple
  • Reports to: Commercial & Supply Chain Manager
  • Type: Permanent


We have a great opportunity for a Senior Commercial Officer with significant commercial experience and expertise to join our small and busy team in Barnstaple.

Job Role

As Senior Commercial Officer you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing commercially binding and profitable contracts and bids
  • Improving and enhancing the commercial effectiveness of the Division, through working together with Bid and Project Managers, project teams and through personal contribution
  • Developing the commercial aspects of business opportunities within his/her delegated authority, maximising profitability and managing commercial risk
  • Supporting the Commercial and Supply Chain Manager as requested and deputising in their absence

You may be required to visit customers / suppliers and undertake occasional work at other locations in the UK and abroad.

Experience Required


  • Strong written, communication and analytical skills including ability to see the bigger picture
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong business relationships with a wide range of Company and customer personnel
  • Proven ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure
  • Competent user of MS Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Commercially literate about Contracts


  • CIPS qualification or other Contracting qualification
  • Experience of quoting and estimating