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Commercial Team Lead

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH106449
  • Location: England, Kent
  • Sector: Off-shore wind, Renewables
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 10/05/2017
This vacancy has now expired.
Our Kent based client is an world leading consortium within the Wind Energy industry looking for a Commercial Team Lead to take responsibility for commercial negotiations, management processes and the review of bids. This is a senior level role paying a competitive salary of £55,000-£60,000 per annum + 10% bonus + amazing benefits package, and you will have an opportunity to impact and influence commercial management strategies as well as manage the Commercial Assistant.

Commercial Team Lead duties and responsibilities:
* Direct report to the Commercial Manager, acting as the team leader to Commercial team and support to lead the procurement activities
* Assisting in developing commercial management processes and control measures designed to minimise risk and maximise operational performance of contracts, including performance management systems.
* Preparing contract schedules of deliverables, obligations calendars, commercial briefing and training sessions to improve commercial expertise and raise awareness in operations
* Commercially reviewing bids, with particular focus on payment mechanisms, event of default clause, termination thresholds and any schedules with significant Operational risk/impact
* Providing advice and support to aid correct mobilisation of new contracts
* Providing support to Operation's team for more complex negotiations, mitigating penalty deductions and dispute/claim resolutions
* Assisting in the review and setting Targets on the main service contracts and the application of any pain/gain share mechanisms.
* Assisting in developing sourcing strategies aligned with company and procurement objectives and conduct procurement programmes to identify suitable suppliers for the business.
* Negotiate preferential contract terms with suppliers and mitigate risk for the business and work alongside the in-house legal team to draft contractual language.
* Ensure compliance with procurement processes and deliver procurement-related training to the business.

Commercial Team Lead desired experience:
* Educated to degree level, preferably in Law, Business Administration or Engineering.
* Minimum of 10 years' experience in energy, engineering or construction industry, and/or contract administration or contract compliance in construction related projects.
* Professional qualification and chartered status (CIPS/RICS) preferred
* Demonstrable experience of dealing with multiple clients, forms of contract and methods of measurement
* Show experience in managing Engineering Service contracts and in particular the application of payment mechanisms, negotiation and dispute management and value testing etc.
* Possess strong commercial negotiation skills and experience of managing and leading a team to achieve multiple objectives

If this sounds like something you are particularly interested in, please apply with an updated version of your CV to or feel free to give me a call on +44 207 299 9294.

For more information about this role please contact our London office