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Commercial Manager

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Daresbury, nr Warrington
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/03/2012
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The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide.

The Role:
The Commercial Manager/Contract Manager is required to strengthen the clients existing commercial team in Daresbury, Warrington.
This is a Senior functional role, providing commercial and legal advice and expertise across various divisions in the UK.
(Approximately a £300 million a year part of the companies business in the UK) and Ireland.

The Commercial Manager will have knowledge and experience in some of the following areas:
Contract law (England and Wales)
Tendering or project / contract management in an engineering environment
Capital projects and their associated financing arrangements
Export control and the nuclear industry
Other routes to market such as distribution, internet
Dispute resolution and negotiation
Project reviews and internal business audit

Commercial work for the Commercial Manager will include:
Drafting, reviewing and revising contract documentation on a wide range of agreements:
Supply of goods and services
Purchase of goods and services

The Commercial Manager will also provide commercial advice to tendering, contracts, projects, design (“internal clients”) on a wide range of transactions;
Support internal clients seeking BU or Divisional approvals or concessions from corporate commercial policy
Assist in negotiations with third parties in relation to terms and conditions, product liability or settling disputes – predominantly in respect of sales, but also buying;

The Commercial Manager will also be involved in training of staff (and upon occasions, customers / distributors - training will be given as necessary), best practices and English contract law.

The Commercial Manager role is a temporary contract position based in Daresbury, although a permanent vacancy is expected to become available later in 2012 and the successful applicant would be in a good position to secure same.
Visits to other locations and to customers will be required as and when required

The vacancy is due to heavy workloads as the clients business expands and following business acquisitions. The position is likely to be available for at least 3-6 months and may be made permanent if business volumes continue unabated.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Commercial Manager is required to have:-
Strong communication, especially listening skills;
Team spirit;
Ability to establish empathy;
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
Negotiation skills;
Time management; and be commercially focused.

The Commercial Manager will preferably be from engineering, construction, law or the humanities background, most important are competence, common sense and appropriate experience / background.
The candidate must understand contract law and be able to apply it to business situations in a logical and effective fashion.
A law qualification is not essential bur would be an advantage.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
The successful person could potentially come from a Legal, QS background, project management, procurement or other background. Every successful business has to contend with customer terms and negotiate acceptable amendments and operate within today’s commercial environment, so we are not limiting our search to any particular industry. It is important to have experience of tendering or projects / business in general. It is essential to be competent in Contract law to read and negotiate amendments to contract to bring third party terms into line with corporate policy,
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