The Ministry of Defence is the UK manufacturing industry’s biggest customer, and our Commercial function handles all our purchasing and contract management activities.
A role with us could involve anything from servicing ships to purchasing medical supplies. You’ll be exposed to a huge range of related commercial activities, such as improving supplier relations, dealing with Intellectual Property Rights matters, and providing commercial policy guidance.
As a member of the Commercial team you will play a key part in helping to equip and support the armed forces, for everything from disaster relief to reconstruction and from peacekeeping to humanitarian aid.
We are made up of professionals specialising in: commercial strategy; compliance with public procurement regulations; competition; tendering & contracting; and commercial risk.
Part of DE&S’ programme of work includes supporting humanitarian aid.
Imagine being responsible for products that think, fly, break the sound barrier, cross the oceans undetected, fight disease, end droughts, keep flood waters at bay, repair roads, rebuild homes, strengthen communities, provide hope and save people’s lives all over the world.
These are just some of the opportunities a career in Commercial can offer.
For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within the function. Click here to open the technical competence framework for Commercial Roles (as a PDF).