Commercial Manager – Highways Maintenance – London
My Client is one of the leading Highway Term Maintenance providers in the UK, with an enviable track record of cost effective solutions and operational delivery which has led to a number of recently awarded TMCs across the South of England.  The role has an internal focus – ensuring robust commercial controls and procedures are in place and working with Contract Managers to enhance contract performance, and an external focus – ensuring proper relationships are in place and maintained with Clients and Suppliers to protect the commercial position.  The position is to run a recently awarded contractor for TfL.
Responsibility: ·     

  • Responsible for all commercial and financial management activities undertaken by the company
  • Ensure that they uphold the company values and promote the company as an all-round company.
  • Ensure that the company is a cost viable operation, which produces at profitable return with the least amount of risk to the parent company.
  • To perform the role of one of the company representatives.
  • To work with the other board members to ensure that the company objectives and obligations are met.
  • To manage all commercial aspects of the the company Projects.
  • Provide Senior Management and the Operations Team with commercial advice and reports
  • Ensure systems are in place to adequately monitor, review and control costs, risks and commercial process.


  • To ensure that all staff are made aware of the obligations of the Contractor and Employer under the contract.
  • To advise staff on all commercial and legal matters within the company
  • To ensure that the commercial function carries out its work in a professional and open manner and in compliance with the company procedures.
  • To lead the commercial team to ensure that good relationships and working practices are established and maintained with the client and the supply chain.
  • Liase with the QS / Estimator’s to oversee management of forecasting, budgeting and cost reporting functions.
  • Lead the QS / Estimators to identify problems or matters requiring resolution in order to establish common Commercial Department policy and procedures.
  • Oversee the sub-contract procurement programme to ensure that sub-contractors are procured in accordance with procedures and on the best commercial terms where appropriate.
  • Oversee the change control and variation process procedures to ensure they are adhered to.
  • Oversee the risk management function to ensure compliance with policy and procedures.
  • Oversee the Procurement function to ensure that goods and services are obtained in accordance with the contract requirements on the best commercial terms.
  • Ensure that the insurance claims are managed and the claims process is adhered to.
  • Ensure suitable and compatible management systems within the group companies.
  • Responsible for ensuring that monthly invoicing is done on time to create a neutral cash flow
  • Champion a commercial outlook in a construction/transport infrastructure environment.
  • Carry out regular reviews of the commercial function to ensure “best practice” is maintained.
  • Supervise management of forecasting, budgeting and cost reporting in liaison with the finance department such that audit records are established and applications for payment submitted by the required period end dates.

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