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Commercial Manager

  • Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + car, pension, medical
  • Location: Newport
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Construction , Facilities Management
  • Job reference: 389099JDA

Job description

Do you work within the Facilities Management or maintenance sector and have a strong Commercial background? My client are a national Facilities Management provider and I am recruiting for a Commercial Manager to join their team cover several high profile contracts across South Wales with a primary base in Newport.

You will be responsible for leading the commercial function of the contracts within your remit, ensuring the timely provision of accurate commercial reports and data to the business while pursuing your own professional development and providing guidance and support to develop other members of the commercial team. You will ensure compliance and adherence of the team with the processes and procedures of the company.

To be considered for this role you should be degree qualified and have at least 3 years experience working in a Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management role with an understanding of Cost Value Reconciliation (CVRs). Ideally this experience will be in Facilities Management or Maintenance however candidates with experience in other sectors of the built environment will be considered.

Tasks & Responsibilities
* Develop a good understanding of the wider aspects of Health, Safety and Environmental law affecting a Facilities business.
* Have a full understanding of contracts and project delivery to ensure the very best commercial outcomes for the projects on which you work.
* Maintain a wide knowledge of business systems to manage and present business information
* Act upon the Management Information available from our IT records to drive commercial improvement through the project.
* Develop awareness of FM resources and capabilities available to assist Customers regarding the delivery of new opportunities
* Provide input and assist Divisional and Winning work teams to develop proposals to secure new opportunities
* Promote knowledge share and learning to develop an innovative team philosophy
* Be a lean management champion and constantly drive the project teams to look for better ways of delivering the service.
* Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities
* Maximise cash flow through timely preparation of valuations, submission of invoices and receipt of payment
* Maintain a high level understanding of planning and programming to ensure accurate progress reporting
* Work with supply chain to promote and measure continuous improvement in terms of cost, quality and learning of all parties
* Establish and maintain accurate and robust reporting structures and monitor resources and costs to ensure that projects meet and / or exceed targets
* Develop comprehensive understanding of financial models including cashflow turnover forecasts and project profit / loss statements
* 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 that our 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 that all materials and suppliers are procured in an efficient manner with capable organisations in accordance with HR procurement policy and procedures and ensure appropriate records are kept.
* Establish the company commercial processes and procedures on projects in order to maximise returns in terms of profit and service level
* Close out project efficiently using a high degree of understanding and working knowledge of project close out processes
* Takes responsibility for management of commercial resources
* Identify and develop the maximum potential of the commercial team
* Have a clear understanding of the issues associated with managing and running labour intensive projects.
* Have measures and benchmarks in place to understand productivity and outputs from our teams.
* Maintain and extend relationships and contacts with customers and consultants to identify new potential business opportunities and feed back to the Business Development team
* Identify customer key drivers and determine optimum commercial approach that will bring mutual benefits to both us and the customer

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