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Commercial Manager - Facilities

  • Salary: £60000 - £70000.00 per annum + car + benefits
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Building Services, Construction , Facilities Management
  • Job reference: BBBH382862

Job description

We are currently working with a leading construction contractor to recruit a Sector Commercial Manager for their Facilities division, based around the Watford and London areas.

Summary of Role:

Reports to Divisional / Sector / Project Commercial Director. Main responsibility;-
* Lead the commercial function on the project or within the sector for which they are responsible.
* Ensure the timely provision of accurate commercial reports and data to the business.
* Pursue own professional development and provide guidance and support to develop other commercial staff
* Ensure compliance and adherence of the project or sector team with the processes and procedures of the Facilities business.
Ability to report where necessary at board level.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
* Develop awareness of wider Facilities business plan objectives and focus the teams on the achievement of these targets.
* Develop awareness of Facilities resources and capabilities available to assist Customers regarding the delivery of new opportunities
* Work with Divisional teams to develop and appraise investment cases to identify potential company returns and added value to the business
* Work with Divisional teams and the business development teams to contribute to a strategy to secure new opportunities
* Understand the impact of commercial and technical changes at strategic level within the customers business industry / sector
* Maintain own knowledge base of Facilities working practices and industry as a whole and champion development of other commercial staff
* Support knowledge share and learning to develop an innovative team philosophy
* Drive the commercial team to Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities
* Maximise cash flow through ensuring the timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment
* Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties
* Manage the production of timely accounts for use in managing the business
* Manage the production of accurate and timely financial forecasts for use in setting targets
* Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets
* Maintain commercial, technical, legal and insurance knowledge to high levels of current knowledge
* Undertake all duties in a manner that is professional and in accordance with the latest Code of Ethics and Conduct
* Demonstrates and maintains a high level of commercial and technical knowledge and works closely with the delivery team to review techniques and solutions to meet business and customer needs
* Ensure / provide support to Divisional Teams to ensure that commercial position is protected using in depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processes
* Early identification of business risks in projects and ensuring that risk management, risk registers and contingency are in place to manage a minimise risk
* Manage prompt preparation and settlement of final accounts.
* Ensuring materials and suppliers are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
* Adopt a major part of concluding client negotiations
* Comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the quality policy and procedures and how these are applied to individuals own role.
* Ensure compliance with Facilities procedures
* Ability to develop new ideas and developing it into a different approach

Qualifications: Degree or HND minimum
Professional Membership: MRICS desired. CIOB or RICS Membership. In addition BIFM membership would be desirable.
Relevant Experience: Track record of success in commercial management required.

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