Principal Commercial Officer - Saudi Arabia

£296 Per Day + Flights + Accommodation - Commercial
Ref: 100 Date Posted: Monday 13 Jan 2020
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Commercial & Procurement Officer

Location: Saudi Arabia

Salary: £296 per day

About the Job

An excellent overseas job opportunity has arisen in the Middle East with one of our key clients in the Aerospace & Defence sector.  We are searching for a highly skilled Principal Commercial Officer to support our customer, based in the Middle East. 

About the Employer

Our client has a well-established overseas presence where they have developed a reputation for working closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology to add value and capability.  Our client operates as a prime contractor under a Government to Government arrangement which is in place to provide equipment, support and training to the customer based in the Middle East.

Key Responsibilities

If you are a candidate currently in search of overseas jobs or have previously considered working in the Middle East, then this role will potentially provide a great opportunity to take the leap with a well-established and respected Aerospace & Defence business.  As Principal Commercial Officer, you will be responsible for carrying out and supervising all procurement transactions within the business. You will negotiate directly with contractors/subcontractors, as well as supporting the team with any issues, to the point of resolution. In your position as Principal Commercial Officer you will ensure all contracts are legally agreed in line with company policy. Maximum business success will be maintained through your financial acumen and effective management of costs.

You will lead your team in delivering the highest standard of work and as Principal Commercial Officer you will be responsible for ensuring all Export Control processes are fully-compliant at all times. You will deliver relevant Export Control Training to staff as appropriate. SHE standards must be maintained and as the Principal Commercial Officer you will be responsible for ensuring all staff have undertaken all required training. As you would expect for a position of this nature, you will need to be able to demonstrate good cultural awareness and diplomacy to ensure that communications are crystal clear to maximise operational readiness and ensure safety critical issues are managed effectively and efficiently.

About the Person

The ideal candidate will ideally be educated with a relevant degree, as well comprehensive commercial/procurement experience in a position where you have dealt with both domestic and international suppliers.  You will be able to demonstrate a proven record of successful negotiation of contracts including the management of contractual issues. It is essential that you are experienced in ITAR regulations and are able to ensure Export Control compliance at a supervisory level – with a skill level of 3-4. To succeed in the position of Principal Commercial Officer you will ideally have experience in a position of leadership within a commercial/procurement environment.

Whilst it isn’t essential for succeeding in overseas jobs, it would be a distinct advantage if you have previous experience of working in the aerospace & defence sector in a Middle East country. 

The Reward & Overseas Benefits

The package for this Principal Commercial Officer job is substantial.  You can expect an excellent tax-free cash package with wide-ranging benefits package including flights, rent-free accommodation and 2 months leave per year.  With year-round sunshine, excellent recreation facilities, and first-class medical facilities, it is a fantastic overseas opportunity for either those looking to move on an unaccompanied basis or those who wish to consider opportunities for families.

If you are interested in this role or potentially considering a move, please send your CV with a brief cover note providing some background on why you would like to be considered.  Alternatively, if you would like to hear more details or have an initial, confidential conversation, please contact Carlé Liddell on 07500 645 658 or email