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Commercial Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH127008
  • Location: England, Hampshire
  • Sector: SMART Grid, Utilities
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 31/05/2018
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Commercial Manager

My Client is seeking a Commercial Manger to work with the Project Team in the surrounding areas of Hampshire and Wiltshire. They will be responsible for ensuring an effective commercial relationship is maintained with MUJV, Aspire Defence Services and Capital Works (ADSL & ADCW) the Authority (DIO), Suppliers, Sub-contractors and others. In addition to this they will manage all commercial aspects that relate to pricing, contract requirements and service delivery are delivered to the highest possible standard and accuracy.

Job Scope
Project Allenby Connaught is a 35-year contract with the Ministry of Defence to upgrade operate, and complete the life cycle maintenance of electrical utility assets, together with a capital expenditure programme for the supply of infrastructure and connections to new and refurbished accommodation, dining, training blocks and sports facilities. Additional contract works have just been negotiated and secured to provide further new infrastructure under the Army basing programme. Additional resource is now required to deliver the proposed works successfully.
The Successful commercial manager will have a financial budget of £10m to £12m per year, two direct reports.
Principle accountabilities
*Responsible for the delivery of all project related commercial activities.
*Oversee the contract and commercial management and manage all change on the project.
*Analyse and assess use of supplier/sub-contractor to generate appropriate service levels and revenue.
*Ensure that all stakeholders are fully engaged and involved in relevant commercial activity.
*Monitor and provide support to ensure that all commercial requirements are delivered to required standard and timeframes.
*Monitor the project budget in the most effective way to achieve targets.
*Responsible for liaising with all external and internal stakeholders to enable the projects to progress without delay, ensuring that all reasonable requests are met in a timely efficient manner.
*Produce quality reports in a timely, professional and legible manner
*Preparing and making project specific presentations to the business.
*Liaise with the Project Managers and Engineers to review and update the risk registers, and add in any identified risks.
*Identify principal risks and opportunities, raises, addresses and resolves problems at a project level and supports the project delivery team, maintains a schedule of potential financial implications for the various projects.
*To advise others regarding the application and interpretation of the different forms of contract.
*Responsible for managing and reporting change control procedures
*Provide quarterly updates of Performance Unit potential insurance claims.
*Consider alternative strategies for dispute resolution of moderate complexity and prepare written
*Liaise with internal and external legal advisors.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
*Proven commercial experience and expertise.
*Experience with multimillion pound contracts involving Utility / PFI / JV Contracts.
*RICs qualified desirable.
*Excellent working knowledge of NEC contracts
*Working towards or attained the relevant commercial qualifications.
*Commercial acumen.
*Strong negotiating skills.
*A detailed knowledge of Contracts and Contract drafting skills.
*Industry knowledge of costs and contractor performance related issues.
*Numerate and accurate in analysing cost data with a focus on attention to detail.
*Experience of working within a team, taking responsibility for the delivery of the key objective to manage the Commercial process.
*Ability to work in a pressured environment as part of a highly focused team.
*Flexible attitude to work and working hours.
*Self-motivated, with a strong drive to succeed.
*Good communication organisational and problem solving skills.
*Expert analytical skills to make informed, balanced business decisions and reporting findings back to Clients and Internal Stakeholders.
*Proven ability of developing and maintaining professional relationships
*Strong team working and leadership skills.
* A good knowledge of Excel and a knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
Company Benefits.
*Annual leave 25 days
*Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% the company will make a contribution of 8% or 10%
*Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
*Sick leave goes up with length of service.
*Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers
*Season ticket loan
*Occupational Health support
*Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
*Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
*Discounted access to sports and social clubs
*Employee Assistance Programme.
For more information please contact Tom Eckersall at Spencer Ogden,
0207 268 9290

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