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Commercial Manager

Novus Property Solutions




Posted: 12/05/2022

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Commercial Manager  

Novus Property Solutions is a dynamic, award-winning property maintenance, refurbishment, compliance, and decarbonisation specialist with more than 750 colleagues in 20 locations across Great Britain, providing a combination of local knowledge and national strength. We are a social and environmentally responsible family-owned business with a rich 125-year heritage, delivering a range of bespoke services and solutions to a wide variety of clients.  

A commercial opportunity has arisen to be part of our growing Projects team, we are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious and experienced Commercial Manager to continue to facilitate and manage the successful running of works, ideally to be based West Midlands/North West or surrounding areas, working on National hotel projects therefore this role will  require travel potentially UK wide as and when required to various client sites and our Head Quarters in Stoke on Trent.


Competitive salary
26 Days Hols & BH – option to buy or sell holidays
Company pension scheme – up to 7.5%
Company Car/Car Allowance
Discounted Healthcare Scheme
High street & lifestyle discounts
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
A day paid volunteering per year
Length of service awards
Any many more….
Summary – Commercial Manager 

Responsible for the Commercial function with accountability and responsibility to increase value, reduce cost, drive profit, manage risk and realise opportunities in a safe and ethical manner.

The post holder will be responsible with the Business Unit Management Team for the local commercial leadership, direction and development of the business unit. With responsibility for identifying new commercial opportunities and driving growth and performance improvement across the business’ activities.

Working within Interiors/Fast Fit Out and Refurbishments, within Leisure and Retail sectors, therefore experience in these areas is vital to fulfil the role

Key Responsibilities – Commercial Manager

To grow: Revenue, Margins, Cash balances, ensuring to also mitigate any Commercial risk
To identify and realise Commercial Opportunities.
To be a pivotal member of the Business Unit Management Team, contributing to the Strategy, Direction and Business Plans
To lead a regional team including, Commercial, Estimating, Surveying, Governance, Procurement and Administration. Including performance management/personal performance reviews and learning and development of the team.
Accountability for the profitability against a range of differing contracts through a contract review process and taking ownership for the bridge between tendered and required margins.
Assistance within tender production and tender settlement. To ensure the commercial team play a pivotal role in the handover of the tender and are proactive in setting challenging profitability targets.
Accountable for the team who manage the selection of subcontractors for tender enquiries ensuring that a balanced range is chosen capable of delivering the required price, quality and duration.
Accountability for the valuation process ensuring that applications are maximised and made on time and then ensuring that this is converted as a minimum to the contract terms into invoices and cash. Whilst also being responsible for hitting required cash targets.
To oversee the team and contact clients to ensure commercial delivery
Accountable for the resolution of contractual issues both client and supply chain facing.
To ensure that the contract review process focuses on contract performance, WIP, debt, etc. and to ensure that forecast final cost, value and profit reconciliations are produced against the contracts on a monthly basis.
To manage the commercial team to ensure all variations are produced and claimed, including other formal records for extra works and to maximise the evaluation of these.
Responsibility for the collection of Final Account Certificates and the on-time release of retentions, bonds, Parent Company Guarantees, etc.
To maintain accurate records and reports.
Manage the coordination and timely requests for extensions of time, plus recovery of loss and expense when required.
Taking ownership for contractual issues that may arise
Good knowledge of contract law and be able to deal confidently with both lawyers and clients.
To ensure appropriate resourcing and capacity management against varying project demand.
To develop and nurture a team spirit across all disciplines.
Key skills and Qualifications

Applications are welcomed from all as we are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance company.

Recognised building/technical qualifications – degree level or equivalent - essential
Management experience of similar teams in this sector and work type – essential (Interiors/Fast Fit Out and Refurbishments, within Leisure and Retail sectors)
Experience of working with senior teams – essential 
Chartered status - desirable
Commercial focus and drive – essential
Motivated self-starter and ability to manage own workload - essential
Team player and willing to get involved in the detail when needed – essential
IT literate – essential
Flexible and able to travel within the UK when required – essential
Applications are welcomed from all as we are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a socially and environmentally responsible national building and maintenance company.

Please note that we do not require recruitment agency support with this role and speculative CVs will be treated as a direct application

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