Commercial Manager

Job Overview

We have an exciting and dynamic opportunity to join our Estates team at our flagship Healthcare PFI contract at Manchester Royal Infirmary as a Commercial Manager. As the Commercial Manager you’ll be responsible for the effective and efficient Commercial Management of all contractual obligations and you’ll provide skilled and quality leadership to our Estates team on all Commercial requirements.

You’ll ensure a compliant service delivery of all Commercial matters within the Hard FM / Estates Department and take accountability for communicating and negotiating on behalf of Sodexo with the client, sub-contractors and central teams to ensure we’re continuously working to strategically expand, preserve or improve the company’s procedures, standards & policies while sticking to business edicts and regulatory guidelines.

You’ll review our Supply Chain Management procedures, working in collaboration with centralised teams, to plan, develop and implement a robust performance based Supply Chain service delivery model combined with a lean way of procuring services and components to enable successful delivery of our contractual obligations. You’ll be the gatekeeper and owner of all Risk Registers and will work with internal and external customers to assure all Risk is managed and controlled.

Bringing a wealth of commercial and contractual knowledge to the position you’ll have the opportunity to shine in a fast paced, dynamic Estates team with plenty of opportunity for future career progression and continued development.

Job Descriptionc.£50,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

Main Responsibilities
Manage existing contracts, reviewing and completing contract amendments and liaising with clients. Manage all commercial procedures including unavailability & compensation events, early warning notices chargeable works and payment applications.
Manage the Procurement requirements of the Department through a thorough selection of appropriate supply chain procedure and assure supply chain processes, procurement and controls are in place to ensure compliance with the company's and departments procedures
Create, establish and enable Internal Governance procedures offering the efficient management of cost value reports.
Identify, manage, reduce and drive out unnecessary costs and inefficient activities and manage strategic risk requirements of the department
Working with the Finance Manager, ensure the department budgets & cash flows are managed and controlled in strict accordance with the contract obligations and achieve savings where possible
Ensure all services and facilities are available within the contract specifications to the most cost effective and efficient manner.
Develop & Manage the QS processes involved in multiple Variation & Lifecycle works, ensuring all costs are captured and contractual amendments made to validate the payment of services contracted.
Working with the Contracts Transition & Enablement Manager, develop technology driven process which lowers the manual intervention requirements of the Commercial function
Ensure that the company commercial position is protected using in depth understanding and experience of contractual, commercial, insurance and legal processesA full job description can be located in the below attachment

The Ideal Candidate
Ideally degree qualified in Business Management or equivalent experience as a Commercial Manager within the Facilities Management industry
RICS / CIMA / ACCA Professional Membership would be highly desirable
Exceptional communication, stakeholder, client and contractor management skills with the ability to articulate clearly and influence decisions
Experience refining data from dashboards to prepare and draft accurate and relevant reports for a variety of audiences
Excellent mathematical skills and the ability to solution complex financial agreements
Commercial acumen and strong negotiation skills with proven experience negotiating performance led contracts
Proven collaborator, able to build strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
PFI & Healthcare Estates knowledge would be advantageous but not essential for this positionAbout The CompanyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (); employee engagement and recognition services () and through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.  

is Sodexo’s value proposition that puts people at the heart of everything we do, bringing together services and solutions and focusing on the productivity and wellbeing of people wherever they are.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations. 

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process



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