Commercial Manager

23 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
nmcn work in partnership and collaboration with our customers, to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Our specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill - from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.
Our Highways business deliver major transport and infrastructure projects nationally to drive sustainable development and economic growth. Many of our projects involve complex logistical challenges interfacing with multiple stakeholders and coordination with third parties. Adopting a partnering approach from the outset, we work collaboratively with both our clients and project stakeholders to develop optimal solutions that provide best value through reduced risk and efficient delivery.
An opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Manager, based at our head office working in our Highways Team. This role is for the Highways England RDP framework in Leeds on the GBP30mill M621 scheme. You will report into the Commercial Director working alongside the delivery team to ensure the profitability and cash management are managed to the highest standards in all areas of delivery.
Main duties will be to produce high level commercial reports with emphasis on project specific Pain & Gain reports, Profit & Loss reporting, team management of QS's at varying levels. Ensuring roles, responsibilities and time lines within the commercial team are met, report dates adhered too. Challenge supply chain procurement while utilising knowledge of NEC and business law to verify, oversee or approve commercial agreements and documentation

What you'll be doing day to day

Undertake cost to complete / budget reviews with the contract delivery teams.
Ensure commercial challenge at all times to site teams.
Resolving contractual and commercial problems.
Review sub contract orders and advise accordingly within the nmcn business.
Attend internal and external commercial review meetings.
Oversee the management information required by nmcn and take responsibility for the accuracy of said information
Negotiate with key strategic supply chain.
Ensuring that the financial aspects and impact of a contract are clear to all parties.
Final account negotiation achieving the best possible outcome for nmcn
Upload documentation as and when necessary in line with business requirements to 'C' folders to ensure latest documentation is always available.
Maximising value and minimising cost, ensuring that appropriate controls are in place to monitor and manage the operating cost base.
Working with the operational teams to deliver and manage performance against the Profit Improvement Plan.
Manage commercial performance against business targets and KPI's.
Ensure that the delivery team are briefed and have sufficient commercial support to monitor and react to budget variances.
Promote a culture of integration, continuous improvement and use of best practice across the client base.
Endeavour to follow the group commercial policies and the requirements of legislation.
Endeavour to ensure that cash flow is maximised including ensuring that payments are received appropriately.
Preparation of monthly management high level financial performance reports.
Responsibility of validating sensitive commercial information for other team members prior to submission of said information up the reporting chain.
Management of your team to ensure commercial aspects with the client inc. Comp events, extension of time, completion request etc. are carried out where required
Assist with Bid Team to enable this workstream to obtain new customers The experience we're looking for in a candidate

Previous experience of working with Highways England
Commercial and contractual awareness with a proven track record of success
Previous experience of working with different NEC Contract Options
A good level of competency of Microsoft packages
Self-motivation, passion and a driven 'can do' attitude
Be able to organise yourself and others workload
Be proactive in your approach
An excellent communicator
A high level of diplomacy and customer focused
The ability to anticipate problems and ensure early intervention What we can offer you

Competitive Salary
Company car / Car allowance
25 days holiday + bank holidays
Holiday trading scheme
Private Medical Insurance
Company bonus scheme
Perks at work scheme (discount from high street retailers)
Free eye test vouchers
Employee share scheme
3x life assurance
Free Parking
Flexible Working
5% enhanced pension contribution Please note - we may have to close applications to this role sooner than anticipated based on the number of applications received

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