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Commercial Lead

Ref no. BHN556388
Location Reading, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 6 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

The position holder is employed as a Commercial Lead and is required to execute their identified job tasks in a diligent and efficient way as directed by the Commercial Manager.

Key skills required for this role

Commercial lead / Quantity surveying


Commercial Lead

Job description

Located in Reading

6 Months + Contract

Upto £70 ph Outside IR35

* To assist with the identification and management of contract variations
* To provide visibility on Contract Financial Performance including the preparation of monthly management accounts
* To carry out audits and review as necessary, to assist with the identification and implementation of potential commercial improvements
* To ensure suitable controls are in place in support of financial deliverables
* To ensure compliance with company policies, processes and procedures related to the management of commercial aspects
* Supporting operations and project teams in the execution of contracts related to financial and overall performance against agreed budgets and preparation of reports in accordance with Company procedures
* To interface with Business Managers, Invoicing, Accounts, Procurement, Tendering
* To collate all relevant start-up information for jobs/phases
* Report to senior management the on-going financial performance of each job by preparing monthly management accounts
* To study and familiarise oneself with relevant Contract Commercial Terms and Conditions and monitor to ensure compliance with these
* To review all invoices for completeness and correctness prior to submission to Client
* To assist in preparation of valuations on the client contract terms
* Management of variations
* To assist Delivery Managers in the preparation of monthly cost / value reports and to conduct subsequent analysis, review and feedback
* Set up appropriate cost control/monitoring mechanisms and conduct ongoing audit and reviews of same
* Collation of contract budgeting/forecasting information and check on integrity of information provided to ensure dependability of information provided
* Assist in preparation and resolving claims
* Submission of annual rates uplifts
* Assist in re-negotiation of revised contract terms
* Identification of areas of commercial weakness and assist in improving the problems
* Cross-sharing of ideas between different contracts to ensure lessons learnt from both positive and negative influences
* Assist in the standardisation of techniques and reporting mechanisms
* Assist in preparing/reviewing the commercial element of Business Cases
* Interface with Procurement Team
* Assists in preparation of Financial element for client reports
* Monitor and provide feedback relative to KPI performance and highlight areas where improvement is necessary to optimise financial return
* Assist Project Manager in the development of appropriate processes/systems to cater for client specific requirements with regards to detailed cost breakdowns
* Interface person for Invoicing departments with regard to commercial issues
* Reconciliation exercises as required
* Provides detailed analysis of completed projects to highlight areas of learning
* Check accuracy and approve invoices as required and prepared by Invoice Administrators for return in an expeditious manner

* Proven track record in a similar role.
* Experience in fast paced work environment.
* Possess a finance degree or be working towards a recognised accounting qualification or have suitable relevant experience working in a similar Commercial or Financial role
* Problem Solver
* Self-starter and team player
* Relationship builder
* Commercial Awareness
* Ability to work under pressure and to deadline
* Communication skills
* Knowledge/previous use of SAP

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