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Commercial Manager - Principal Contractor

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest international building contractors in the UK.

The company employs over 10,000 people in the UK, has an annual turnover over £500m and a distinctive set of values that are fundamental to our approach to business sustainability.

Our business activity is carried out for the following principal sectors:

Major Construction, Education, Healthcare and Facilities Management.

The Project is currently located in Woolwich working for a National Building Contractor in the Healthcare sector.

Main responsibilities

Commercial Manager

The Role:

We are currently looking for an experienced Commercial Manager to be responsible for all commercial functions within the Business Unit and to ensure compliance with all Company procedures, and governance requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

* Management of Commercial team

* Individual and project target setting
* Training, mentoring and development of staff
* Providing advice and guidance
* Review all commercial plans to deliver maximum margin
* Contractual advice to the tendering process
* Improvement of commercial procedures
* Appraisal & Objective setting
* Manage the monthly commercial audit process
* Manage mediation/ajudication claims
* Manage sub-contracts
* Management of the Cash Manager & Cost Manager



* Reporting

* Monthly review of contract results and performance
* Collate and submit monthly management accounts
* Cash Flow and WIP reporting
* Compliance with internal trading requirements
* Manage and review cost to complete forecasts



* Valuation and cash collection

* Ensure all valuations submitted on time
* Maximise monthly valuations
* Timely collection of cash
* Claims preparation
* Claims and final account negotiation and settlement
* Manage the CE process including timely submission with cost information

* Audit and governance

* Ensure full compliance with Commercial procedures
* Compliance with corporate governance requirements
* Audit regional contracts

Person Specification:

* Knowledge & experience

* The successful applicant will have substantial experience in Main Contracting
* You will have the proven ability to manage a team of Quantity Surveyors, costing staff and project planners
* Experience of developing and promoting commercial KPIs is a must
* You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the development and implementation of procedures
* Experience of healthcare is desirable, as is prior experience of dealing with a wide range of contract conditions



* Skills & qualifications

* The successful candidate will be hold a degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
* You should preferably be RICS- qualified
* The ability to effectively use Microsoft Office and other relevant software is a must
* Coaching skills are fundamental to this management role



* Personal qualities

* You should be a good negotiator with the ability to influence others
* A proven leader, you will be able to act as an effective mentor
* The ability to think analytically and find solutions to problems

Benefits:

As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits, which provides a range of benefits including but not limited to:

* Company car/car allowance
* 5% Company pension contribution
* Life Assurance at 2 x Notional salary
* Single persons private medical cover
* Permanent Health Cover

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