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Commercial Manager

Job ID: R0105955 Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Melbourne, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

About Your Role

The Commercial Manager will sit in the Legal and Contracts (L&C) function, dedicated to providing commercial input and outcomes to support projects and bids undertaken by the Vehicles and Tactical Systems (VTS). The key businesses you will support within VTS are Protected Vehicles (PRV), that manufacture and maintain Hawkei and Bushmaster vehicles from the Bendigo (Vic) and Eagle Farm (QLD) sites, the Australian Munitions business in Benalla (VIC) and Mulwala (NSW), Integrated Weapons & Sensors (IWS) at Lithgow Facility, NSW and Explosive Ordnance Services (EOS).

You will be report to senior L&C leadership, and be part of a high functioning, knowledgeable and friendly team.

Amongst other things, your role will include the following,

  • Lead commercial and contract management to ensure project delivery outcomes are achieved for the PRV contracts and other key contracts and opportunities across VTS.
  • Review, draft and negotiate contracts with customers and suppliers as part of the PRV contracts, as well as new opportunities and contracts entered by VTS.
  • Lead the PRV contract management team to ensure the achievement of contract reporting requirements, contract notices, CCPs, routine IP and related Deed under the Contracts.
  • Support Bids in the draft and review commercial documents to support opportunities identified in VTS for the export, including review of RFTs and commercial input into Tenders.

How About You?

  • Proven experience in commercial management role, or equivalent experience from a commercial or legal background, minimum 8 years’ experience  
  • Demonstrated ability to support the project and work in teams to deliver project outcomes.
  • Relevant degree in law, finance, accounting, commerce, business.
  • Previous Defence experience, or working with ASDEFCON highly desirable

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance.  To learn more about clearances please visit –

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

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At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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