Commercial and Contracts Manager

Forces Recruitment Services Ltd
£60k - 65k per year + Bonus, Car, Benefits
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
BS4720: Commercial and Contracts Manager

Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 plus up to 20% Bonus, Company Car, Private Health Cover and Pension

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Job Type: Permanent

Benefits: Pension, Benefits

The world's largest manufacturer of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications is now looking for a Commercial and Contracts Manager to join its team. Reporting to the Utilities Business Director, the Commercial and Contracts Manager will be responsible for the financial and contract management of the Company Business, with a turnover of circa £70 million per annum, and will be a key interface between the business and the Company management accounting.

This position requires the Commercial and Contracts Manager to be a creative and innovative thinker with the commercial instincts to formulate and implement dynamic procedures to ensure the financial performance of the business is robust. Excellent and highly persuasive inter-personal skills will enable you to build lasting and influential relationships within the team and across functions. Proven abilities to successfully manage contractual and financial issues will also be vital.

Key Responsibilities

* Manage a team of Contract Managers and execution of the projects and services business.
* Strategic management of the business to provide direction to the market for all the services provided.
* Assist in the forecasting process for long term contracts and services by providing the link between site activity and cost recognition.
* Work with Commercial, Operations and Purchasing to assist in the preparation of post award surveys for new contract awards.
* Provide formal feedback to the Commercial (tender) team, identifying any cost issues or potential cost opportunities for the future.
* Assist in the preparation of the monthly sales and contribution margin targets.
* Measurement and analysis of the monthly spend, identifying any opportunities and supporting continuous improvement projects.
* Development and implementation of business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
* Provide and present at the monthly business reviews a detailed overview of key project performance.
* The collation of all active variation orders and claims.
* Improvement of the NWC in particular the invoicing and overdue management actions for both the project and services business.
* Drive the businesses capital expenditure programme to meet the market opportunities.

Key Qualifications and Experience

* Applicants should have a Quantity Surveyor qualification. Accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is preferable.
* Applicants will have significant experience in a project or financial management role or similar, analysing business performance and making recommendations to the business team.
* Experience of the Utilities Transmission market would be beneficial but not essential.
* You will also need to be a confident and self-motivated team player, possessing excellent communication and presentation skills together with strong organisational ability.
* A flexible approach will be required and there will be extensive travel within the UK to visit key project sites, as such the applicant will need to hold a full driving licence.

Interested applicants will be expected to complete and return by email a simple application form to which CVs must be pasted. Please state your salary expectations.