Commercial Manager

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Merseyside, England
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J897606_1540565829
Contact Name: Lauren Adamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 26, 2018 15:57

Job Description

Commercial Manager

Maintenance and Refurbishment - Social Housing


Salary £60,000 - £70,000 Car/allowance + Bonus scheme

My client are a national housing contractor who specialise in social housing refurbishment and maintenance contracts. Due to an increase in contract wins across the North West they are in need of a Commercial Manager to join their team. The Commercial Manager will oversee all commercial elements of the business and they will be required to take line management responsibility for all QS's within Region.

The Ideal Commercial Manager will already have experience with the day to day management of a successful commercial team. You will manage all profitability reporting for the region, working with the QS teams and operations manager, ensure accuracy and robustness of financial reporting, with all risks and opportunities identified and discussed with the operation Manager and the Regional manager Director on a monthly basis.

The successful commercial manager will have experience working within housing or residential markets. Those with experience in delivering schemes within any government green deal incentives would be of particular interest.


  • Lead financial strategy at Contract Establishment stage by implementing, monitoring and managing our desired approach with QS teams.
  • Maximize variation and specification change opportunities on live schemes to ensure all opportunities of increased margins are identified and considered.
  • Set up regional supply chain deals, working with the central procurement department to ensure the regions achieve the best potential in terms of supplier arrangements.
  • Ensure sub-contract buying gains are maximized, working with the Ops Manager to ensure appropriate SC choices are made at contract set up.
  • Work with operations manager, RMD and Keepmoat legal dept on any potential and live and potential disputes that can expose the region to risk.
  • Close management of supply chain within the region, measuring performance & working with RMD & Bid Teams to ensure fair split of work between estimating & operations teams.
  • Identify and manage financial risk to the regions, associated with working in new areas and with new suppliers, particularly around contract complexities such as TUPE.
  • Maximize profit potential on all operational schemes, by carrying out regular project reviews with the site teams and operational lead and working direct with clients where needed.
  • Maximize variation and specification change opportunities on live schemes to ensure all opportunities of increased margins are identified and considered.

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Good influencing skills
  • IT skills - MS Office, Excel, Project, Word

This is an excellent opportunity to join a very established and busy housing contractor to apply please email your CV to

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