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Commercial Manager


Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

Pe Office

Date Posted:

30th November 2022


Advanced Technology


Account Management and Business Development

Job Type:




At Prodrive we believe there’s no limit to what can be achieved when the brightest minds come together. Joining one focused and driven team, you will challenge boundaries in order to change the game for our customers. Our Advanced Technology business is where we combine our pace and agility with free-thinking to deliver complex engineering solutions and specialist manufacturing programmes to the automotive, aerospace, marine, and defence sectors, accelerating the net zero journey for our customers. Our current portfolio includes a diverse range of projects, including novel suspension systems for military applications, innovative aircraft seating systems, a ‘last mile’ 18 tonne electric delivery truck and the design and delivery of a new hydraulic control system for a hypercar.

We are looking for a Commercial Manager to identify and secure new commercial opportunities and drive growth across the business, ensuring alignment to the business strategy. You will play a key role in assisting in the growth of the AT business, providing excellent feedback as a strong communicator on product and service market positioning and competitor analysis, with focus on big picture challenges and opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist the Commercial Director with the development of a rolling 5 year sales and marketing plan for the business following quantitative analysis of both existing and potential markets for our products and services.
  • Build and maintain all key customer relationships for current and new customers.
  • Provide concise, regular management reporting of all key business metrics to the Prodrive Advanced Technology Board.
  • Negotiation of contracts to achieve commercially advantageous outcomes including contract changes, ad hoc agreements, claims and variations.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the Prodrive group’s competence and expertise to ensure client solutions benefit from the widest range of Prodrive capability.
  • Liaise closely with other Commercial Managers across the wider Prodrive business ensuring the consistent use of best practice contract and commercial techniques, supporting the development of commercial competence across the commercial community.

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have a proven background in Business Development/Sales, preferably in a related industry. You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience and educated to HND/Degree level in an Engineering related discipline. The ability to self-start and time-manage with a strong work ethic will be essential in this role, as well as excellent proposal writing, selling and presentation skills. A good understanding of powertrain systems (to include EV/clean energy etc), vehicle systems and sub-systems, and low volume/prototype vehicle manufacture is advantageous but not essential.

What can we offer you?

  • An attractive salary which will grow in line with your ongoing development and impact
  • Private medical cover
  • Car allowance
  • 25 days holiday (which increases with long service) with an opportunity to purchase up to 15 extra days
  • Training opportunities for continuing professional development
  • Onsite subsidised staff restaurant
  • Car and pension salary sacrifice schemes
  • Cyclescheme
  • Exercise classes
  • Paid time off for volunteering
  • Consultations with our Fit 4 Life expert
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Exclusive company discounts
  • Life assurance

We are an equal opportunities employer

At Prodrive we are committed to attracting and nurturing the best talent and creating an inclusive workplace. We value individual differences and diversity amongst all staff so that everyone has the widest opportunities to maximise their potential. We aim to ensure that no job applicant is placed at a disadvantage by practices or requirements which disproportionately impact protected groups and which are not justified by the demands of the job. If you feel you are right for this role, we welcome your application.

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