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Commercial Manager

Job Title: Commercial Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: February 2020
Reference: WG413
Job Published: January 13, 2020 14:09

Job Description

Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. Our leading position within the maintenance sector has enabled the business to realise ambitious strategic growth


As a result of our success, we have an opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join our Planned Maintenance team based in North London. The successful professional will provide strong functional leadership, management, governance and excellence for all commercial activities pre and post contract across a portfolio of programmes. The role specifically covers both work winning and the operational delivery of projects.


Key Accountabilities will include:

Budget responsibility, commercial management and client commercial liaison for applicable contract(s)
Manage and oversee Assistant / Quantity Surveyors in all line-manager duties
Manage Cost Value Reconciliation (CVR) process for your contract(s) to be review and signed off by RCM in accordance with CVR timetable

Lead commercially in the monthly Contract Review Meetings (CRM’s) with Operations Manager
Assist Senior Management in tender adjudication
Liaise with buying department to ensure that relevant material prices are procured

We are looking for a proactive and experienced Commercial Manager who has worked in a similar maintenance industry.


To be successful in this role you will have the ability to lead and develop a highly talented and motivated commercial team as well as build excellent relationships with other business functions, customers, consultants and the supply chain.

A bit about us:


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us. Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).

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