Commercial Assistant

Randstad CPE
£20000 - £30000/annum
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to continued expansion in the Road Markings sector, My Client are looking to recruit an ambitious individual to join our busy team as a Commercial Assistant. The post will suit a qualified individual looking for the next step in their career. The successful candidate will assist in the provision commercial/ cost control at all stages of the construction process and provide applications/ invoices on completion of the schemes. Also provide administrative and back-up support to the Commercial Manager/ Commercial dept.

Essential Requirements

* Good competency with Microsoft Office software, including Word and Excel
* Good time management
* Good numeracy skills
* Ability to prioritise and able to work under pressure
* Self-motivated team player
* Open to training and expanding their knowledge, skills and methods of working
* To be methodical, pay attention to detail and be accurate
* Be self-motivated and work under their own initiative
* Be willing to accept responsibility for completing designated tasks in the required time frame and to the necessary standard
* Full clean driving licence


The post holder maybe the initial point for most commercial enquiries and should therefore present a professional and efficient impression as a representative of the company.

* Contractually aware - knowledge of NEC advantageous
* A level/ GCSE level education English and Maths desirable
* ONC/HNC in Quantity Surveying or similar, relevant industry applicable qualification
* Working knowledge of the Internet
* Experience in a similar role would be advantageous
* Relevant experience with a contracting type company would be advantageous
* Ability to develop alternative solutions to that prescribed in the tender bid
* Must be able to develop and build relationships with external clients
* Sound technical and commercial abilities
* Risk awareness

Key areas of involvement will be managing the contract register, commercial filing, pricing work, billing follow up calls to customers and building your own customer portfolio/ contacts.

Key Responsibilities

* Assisting with the administration of Contract and Tender Registers.
* Ensure all company processes, standards, procedures and behaviours are adhered to for procurement and commercial management/ reporting.
* Pricing enquiries in a timely and accurate manner to a competitive market rate.
* Understand and maintain contract documentation and advise the operations team on pre tender and contract matters
* Ensure the contractual obligations are understood, communicated and adhered to by the entire team.
* Prepare and issue as necessary early warning notices and letters that promote early intervention and seek to resolve problems to minimise disputes and claims - ensure that the contracts Manager and Site Manager understand the situation.
* Liaison with clients on project cost and time matters.
* Undertake take offs for producing Bills of quantities/ prices from drawings in accordance with the various standard methods of measurement
* Preparation and submission of interim valuations, secure timely certification of amounts due and process for earliest issue of invoices to recover monies due.
* Maintaining the department filing system and other general admin support.
* Ensure that the preparation, negotiation and agreement of interim valuations and final accounts are carried out effectively and consistently, and are maintained in line with established targets and ensure a positive cash flow.
* Assisting with pricing variations and compensation events under the standards forms of contracts
* Preparation of target costs
* Administration of sub contractor enquiries, orders and final accounts.
* Assisting with the preparation and agreeing of final accounts.
* Assisting in the analysis of tenders and preparing cost value reports for senior staff and Directors.

Key Interfaces

It is necessary for the post-holder to be computer literate and numerate, with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

The post holder must also be highly organised and able to tackle multiple tasks.

If this role is something you would be interested in then apply today!!!

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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