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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Commercial Manager

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 25 September 2023

The role

As part of our Corporate group, the Commercial Manager will have a responsibility to provide a pro-active and timely commercial service to both internal and external customers. The incumbent is expected to be an active member of the Saab Commercial Team and contribute to the achievement of the role of the Commercial Group.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Undertake contractual management of projects (Defence or civil/construction) to maximise commercial outcomes and performance
  • Identify and manage commercial risks
  • Manage and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external customers
  • Lead negotiations with customers, subcontractors and suppliers relating to contractual issues
  • Provide commercial advice to defence or construction project and tender teams
  • Prepare tender, contract documentation and statements of compliance

Flexible work arrangements such as 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant disciplines (e.g. Accounting, Law, Business or Commerce)
  • Demonstrated experience in a contract management (or equivalent) role
  • Working knowledge of contracting and procurement processes in civil/construction, engineering, project management or defence environment
  • Demonstrated experience in contract preparation, negotiation, administration and management of contractual relationships
  • Sound understanding of principles of contract law
  • High level of interpersonal skills, including ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders and providing expert advice

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 clearance.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 900 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.