Commercial Lead Projects (m/f/d)

For NVL d.o.o. in Rijeka (Croatia)

Shipbuilding full of passion, highly specialized naval vessels, innovation and teamwork: This is what the NVL Group stands for. You too can grow into our shipbuilding family in which more than 1,500 highly qualified people in Germany and around the globe contribute with expertise and creativity to create something special every day.

Immerse yourself in demanding projects and discover an extraordinary working environment in which you can optimally develop your skills.

Do you bring experience in the commercial activities and have a high motivation to work in an organization where programs involve multiple international program stakeholders? If it fascinates you to join forces with highly skilled and driven colleagues in supplying high quality and reliable naval solutions to the shipbuilding industry, then come aboard!

To learn more about NVL, we would like to invite you to visit our website at www.nvl.de/en

Your position in our crew

The Commercial Lead Projects (m/f/d) shall be the commercial focus point of contact in our international programs and will empower our young organization in Croatia. The role is a member of the commercial department and takes responsibility for all commercial matters within the project(s). They will have previous experience in supervising the projects from the preparation of the offer to the successful completion of the project, whereby the task-portfolio also includes order processing/execution and project controlling. In addition they monitor commercial contractual requirements and contribute to proposals and contract negotiations. 

In this role you will report to the Finance and Commercial Director but will also closely work with other teams in our Croatian and international organization to ensure continuity of the day-to-day business and scale quickly.

The position is located in Rijeka and includes travel activities abroad due to project needs and/or other locations from within the NVL Group. 

In this position you can excel in the following tasks:

  • Manage the day-to-day commercial activities and execution of international naval projects. 
  • Assist in commercial planning and controlling of international naval projects, including but not limited to design costs, OPEX, CAPEX, BoM, manufacturing and production costs.
  • Implementation and creation of order calculations, residual cost estimation and target/actual comparisons in close cooperation with the departments involved.
  • Commercially monitor project progress, identify and track risks and issues and make recommendations to the corrective actions as necessary.
  • Monitor and ensure on-time invoicing of shipbuilding milestones as per contractual payment schedules and communication with internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and industry regulations.
  • Develop and maintain commercial project and payment plans, including but not limited to payment schedules and cost estimates.
  • Participate in project meetings and provide commercial support to the project managers as required.
  • Prepare, review and analyze project commercial data, including budget vs. actual expenditures and provide input to project managers to optimize the project performance.
  • Prepare regular status reports and communicate project performance to project stakeholders.
  • Ensure proper documentation and record keeping throughout project lifecycles.
  • Participate in project tender processes in gathering and compiling commercial data including preparation of complex commercial calculations for final offer to customers.
  • Preparation of participation of contract negotiations, project meetings and cost reviews.
  • Clarification of all commercial questions and topics in conjunction with the execution of the projects including but not limited to payments (e. g. via letter of credit or bank transfer, invoicing, documents), customs.

What’s in your kitbag

The Commercial Lead Projects (m/f/d) has a background balanced with industrial experiences and processes combined with start-up fast moving organizations, as well as:

  • Master or Bachelor degree in economics, business administration or engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of proven commercial experience in business relevant discipline (preferable in maritime industry)
  • Familiar in working with legal documents
  • Advanced user of usual MS Office solutions, especially Excel, Power Point and Word 
  • High knowledge of English language (written and spoken) essential
  • Understanding of commercial products and services
  • Ability to develop and contribute to company guidelines, processes and policies
  • Demonstration of commercial awareness and skills for developing solutions to a variety of complex commercial problems
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a dynamic high growth environment

The ideal person for the job will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, result-oriented and customer service-focused with exceptional analytical and problem solving skills. Since NVL d.o.o. still is a young organization which likes to be further developed, the motivation and ability to create processes and organizational structures in your area of responsibility is of advantage.

What we have on board for you

At the NVL we rely on a storm-proven crew in which everyone can rely on each other. That is why we promote a working environment that invites you to stay and offer anchor opportunities such as exciting development opportunities. Of course we will accompany you on your way with us with targeted personnel development measures, which we would be happy to tell you about in a personal conversation.

Ready to set a new course with us? Then we look forward to receiving your online application in english, including your salary expectations and your potential starting date.