Commercial Manager - CA040
Are you an experienced Commercial Manager with strong business acumen? How about an exciting role supporting the delivery of the commercial elements of ADS/ADSL’s business objectives? You’ll get to assist in monitoring commercial activities. Join a great team at Aspire Defence Services…
Your primary responsibility is to provide commercial and contractual advice and support to the business to minimise ADS/ADSL’s risk and maximise the commercial position. This means you should have a thorough understanding of the PFI Contract and be able to offer commercial advice on interpretation.
Other responsibilities of this role include:
Participating in negotiations and interactions with the Customer and suppliers.
Be a point of contact for the Customer and the business on commercial issues.
Develop, implement, and maintain commercial processes and procedures that meet the business need.
Together with the Senior Commercial Manager and the Head of Commercial, you will also be required to:
Act as a commercial focal point and representative to the central business teams and to the garrisons and provide commercial advice and support to their day-to-day activities, and develop any new systems and/or processes
Provide commercial and legal support as required to business development, major works, and the contractual change/compensation event processes, including the preparation of commercial responses for bids and proposals.
Perform risk identification, management, and mitigation, including the preparation of commercial risk assessments for bids and proposals, and the development of innovative risk avoidance measures to ensure business objectives can be met.
Contract interpretation and dispute resolution, including providing guidance on contractual commitments and entitlements.
Support the delivery of the contract insurance claims process and investigations, and the annual insurance renewal process, to ensure best value for money is achieved
Support procurement with the commercial review of supplier contracts and agreements including the identification of contractual and financial risks, and lead risk mitigation negotiations
Develop commercial relationships with the Customer, the Client, and contractual partners in order to promote contractual compliance and resolve commercial risks and issues in an appropriate and timely manner.
Take steps to ensure that commercial disciplines and culture are accepted and adopted, and to develop and manage internal key metrics as appropriate.
But first, meet the team…
With a 35-year contract, making soldiers’ lives better is at the heart of everything we do at Aspire Defence Services.
Seriously, picture a heart (the real one) and imagine how hard it works to keep the body running, making sure every part gets exactly what it needs to thrive. That’s our mission; to deliver a modern, fully serviced, flexible working environment for soldiers.
And just as the heart needs certain parts to keep the body alive, we need the dedication and commitment of our people to support our customers. We deliver a broad range of services for one-third of the British Army living and working on our patch, and we're proud of the work we do.
We’re all about nurturing great teams, and our award-winning safety and wellbeing initiatives are built on keeping an eye out for one another and having a good work-life balance.
In addition to being part of our team, you’ll also get…
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, as well as the option to buy and sell holiday
Contributory Company Pension Plan matched up to 6%, plus individual life assurance
A shopping discounts scheme
Birthday Day Off Scheme
Cycle to Work and Tech Scheme
Discounted gym membership at Aldershot and Tidworth Leisure Centre
Reward and recognition to celebrate outstanding achievements
Free on-site parking with EV Charging
Ready to join the team?
You must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a Commercial Manager, preferably in PFI and/or public sector service FM contracts. You must also have experience developing and delivering commercial strategy, with strong business acumen and excellent negotiation skills.
To be successful in this role, you must have proven examples of commercial management ability within contracts which deliver multi-disciplinary business critical operational services covering the contract life cycle in complex organisational settings.
It is also essential to have a comprehensive understanding of commercial and contract law, and sound working knowledge of various forms of Conditions of Contracts, including JCT and NEC.
Desirable qualifications include Membership with an appropriate professional body, knowledge of commercial modelling techniques relevant to Facilities Services environment, and experience of dispute resolution.
In addition to being a strategic and commercial thinker who is flexible and pragmatic, essential skills to have include;
MS Office Word for Windows and Excel at advanced level,
Commercial awareness across all business operations coupled with financial acumen,
Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
Ability to plan and prioritise activities and close out in a timely manner,
And very high attention to detail with the ability to produce consistent high quality work within acceptable timescales.
Salary: £44,700 per annum
Please note: Our garrisons are tobacco free working environments. As part of this role, you will be required to obtain security clearance prior to starting with us.
ADSL has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to bring with you original copies of documentation that provides evidence of your right to live and work in the UK. Applicants needing skilled worker sponsorship may not be suitable for this post due to the immediacy of the appointment. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to ADSL verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.
We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate against protected characteristics. We guarantee that candidates will be given the same consideration and will pass through our established procedures. Please note, this vacancy may close early if we receive a high volume of applications.
- Aspire Defence Services Limited
Commercial Manager - CA040
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