Law : Head of Commercial

Brisbane Airport (Australia)
Entry level
Employment Type
Full-time, unlimited
Ref. Number
About us - €2.85 billion (FY 2020-21) Global technology leader in the integrated communications space. - Innovating for 40 years in Australia - 13,000 employees, 70 countries - Currently expanding the Australian footprint, as we prepare to support and lead delivery of high profile projects Technology offerings - RF Test and Measurement, - Military communications across all domains - Wireless Communications - Broadcast and Media, - Air Traffic Control - Cybersecurity and Network Technology

Your tasks

  • Provide commercial and contractual subject matter expertise to all aspects of the Rohde & Schwarz Australia business.
  • Ensure that business risks are adequately defined, understood and pragmatically managed and controlled.
  • Manage insurances for the business ensuring policies adequately cover ongoing operations and the risks the business is exposed to.
  • Manage performance guarantees and deeds of substitution and indemnity across existing and potential contracts; ensure terms and conditions of these are compliant to corporate governance obligations.
  • Support the management and protection of intellectual property for the business.
  • Lead and manage the liability risk assessment process for all existing and potential contracts.
  • Oversee all commercial aspects of program/service delivery activities.
  • Lead the commercial response and review of bids, tenders, proposals and agreements with customers, suppliers and partners.
  • Maximise the compliance position for the business within bids, tenders and proposals whilst ensuring that the compliance position does not expose the business to risk and is in aligned to corporate governance guidelines.
  • Lead the preparation for the statement of compliance for major bids and proposals.
  • Ensure contractual risk is adequately priced into new contracts.
  • Lead commercial negotiations for the business with suppliers, customers and partners.
  • Manage positive relationships with key customer and supplier commercial interfaces.
  • Proactively engage internal legal and commercial relationships to ensure the business is operating within corporate policies and guidelines as well as best practice.
  • Manage external legal advice providers; ensure external legal providers remain on time and within budget for the scope of works they are engaged for.
  • Support with intercompany agreements where required ensuring these agreements adequately cover business and risks between Rohde & Schwarz Australia and its international affiliates.
  • Provide the Managing Director timely advice on commercial matters as required.
  • Actively influence and engage senior personnel (and beyond) within the business to ensure that commercial risks are identified and addressed proactively.
  • Communicate and lead training for key commercial matters for the business.
  • Lead the continuous improvement of the commercial capability for Rohde & Schwarz Australia.
  • Provide a regular reporting for management reviews on commercial matters of the business.

Exciting insights into Rohde & Schwarz

Our colleagues provide insider information about:

  • Daily adventures and challenges
  • Our passionate team
  • The technologies behind the innovative projects and solutions

Your qualifications

  • Several years of relevant professional experience leading legal and/or commercial activities for a business;
  • Demonstrated experience of successfully business partnering with multiple non-commercial functions;
  • Training and experience in contract negotiation;
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance.
  • Experience in preparing the commercial response to tenders, bids and proposals;
  • Experience in contract management for a major contract and;
  • Ability to travel internationally and interstate, when required.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Law/Commerce/Business or related disciplines.
  • Qualified as a lawyer;
  • Experience in a high technology business;
  • Defence industry experience;
  • Sound knowledge of ASDEFCON and;
  • Experience managing the commercial aspects of a complex international project.


Send us your CV or contact our Head of Talent Management, Sachin Satish on | for a confidential discussion.

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Though a security clearance is not mandatory for all positions, all offers of employment for this position are conditional on the candidate being able to meet Australian NV1 security clearance requirements which will form part of the assessment criteria of the role. Please be aware that the Australian Government requires a comprehensive security and background check as part of their vetting process. NV1 security requirement details include Australian Citizenship and/or Permanent Residency. More information can be found here,

This role also requires you to have access to ITAR controlled material.  Please ensure you meet the requirements of the US State Department for you to access ITAR controlled material before applying for this position.

Our offer

  • Flexible working hour models

    Flexible working hour models

  • Attractive compensation

    Attractive compensation

  • Privately owned company

    Privately owned company

  • Fitness studio

    Fitness studio

  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

  • Top performance award

    Top performance award

  • Salary continuance insurance

    Salary continuance insurance

  • Corporate/team events

    Corporate/team events

  • Culture of collaboration & learning

    Culture of collaboration & learning

  • Global company & environment

    Global company & environment

  • Flagship projects

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