Director General Commercial

Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Closing Date
21 March 2021
£170,000 - £190,000 + Plus up to 50% performance related pay bonus Civil Service Terms and Conditions (including Civil Service pension)
Bristol, London

DG Commercial MOD is a newly created role which will be one of the most senior commercial roles across Government. It encompasses the whole of Commercial across MOD and DE&S with accountability for the largest commercial workforce in the Government Commercial Function and with unlimited commercial delegation from the Permanent Secretary for all contractual commitments made by DE&S and MOD across a vast range of programmes, in excess of £150 billion.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering credible commercial solutions to some of the most challenging capital projects in Government, ranging from the procurement and support of multi-billion-pound warships, aircraft, military vehicles and munitions programmes to the provision of a vast range of commodities and services.

The role holder will be regularly required to provide assurance and advice to Ministers and Accounting Officers within the MOD and across Government on a range of commercially related issues. As Commercial Functional Owner within the whole of MOD, DG Commercial will have responsibility, and delegated authority from the Permanent Secretary, to ensure Commercial activities across Defence are discharged coherently, competently and in line with Central Government Commercial Function policy.

It is vital that the role holder actively works to integrate the overall commercial activities and staff across MOD and DE&S to the benefit of the whole Department.