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General Electric Senior Commercial Finance Manager - Sales/Bid Support in West Drayton, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

Responsible to develop innovative solutions to deliver customer outcomes and drive growth while managing company risk/reward. In this role you will demonstrate accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. You will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

Provide financial and technical leadership in the development of an overall commercial finance & risk management strategy for new and existing engine and service contracts.

  • Lead underwriting and annual reviews of customized service agreements and other products

  • Work to identify key opportunities for the application of commercial finance assessment tools

  • Develop financial & technical modeling processes for engine and service products, ensuring business objectives are met in the proposal process

  • Work across internal organizations to instill core knowledge / competency on engine and service products and contract processes

  • Provide expertise to Services, Marketing, and Sales organizations in the development of sales strategies and proposals

  • Develop processes to support the extended Commercial Finance Management team, Contract Program Managers, Platform Leaders, Engineering staff, Sales and other GE organizations

  • Lead efforts to automate modeling processes and analytical tools for more timely and accurate information sharing

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Experience in commercial finance / risk management position supporting a commercial function.

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Proven analytical ability.

  • Sound business acumen.

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated success in a project leadership role, with the ability to influence others in a highly matrixed environment.

  • Knowledge of contract processes and proposals.

Flexible Working

GE supports and encourages flexible working arrangements, where possible, and recognises the benefits to employees of having a positive work-life balance.

Total Reward

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;

  • Non-contributory Pension

  • Life Assurance

  • Group income protection

  • Private medical cover

  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS (

Right to Work

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. (


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes