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Commercial Manager

  1. Midlands (UK)
Berkshire
  1. Contract
Competitive
  1. Data Centres
16-05-2024
34194
Commercial Manager (EMEA) - Berkshire - 12-Month Contract 

A global developer, owner operator and service provider of data centres, our client deliver complex data centre capacity needs for the world’s largest tech companies. Their exponential growth sees us looking for extraordinary people to help accelerate us towards our vision: a tomorrow without constraints. They are seeking a Commercial Manager for their Berkshire based location. 


Responsibilities: 
  • Act as the commercial lead responsible for the effective finance and commercial management of the contracts and facilities in EMEA providing an effective reporting function and assisting the operational management team in delivering a world class service to its client.
  • To be fully conversant with all contractual agreements and funding arrangements in order to measure and guide contract performance, ensuring business process and practice is conducted in accordance with company policy.
  • To develop strong working relationships with the operational management team, internal business units, directors and outsourced service partners to be able to provide commercial support and advice to the senior management team, minimising risk and liabilities.
  • Business Management - we believe in the simplest and most elegant solution to a problem, and you do too. You are conscientious and respectful of people’s and businesses’ time and resources, and you will seek the most straightforward path to the best results.
  • Ensure compliance, identify and manage the financial and commercial risks and opportunities with all obligations and continuously be alert to new issues and their financial and commercial impact.
  • Control and communicate expenditure and maximise income to achieve or exceed budgeted financial performance.
  • Review all contractual agreements and funding arrangements to ensure that obligations are recorded and monitored in line with company policies and procedures.
  • Work with the operational team to manage the financial and commercial aspects of the project, including variations, lifecycle expenditure, benchmarking, market testing, ensure that funds are being expended in line with the relevant contractual documents


Qualifications and experience:
  • Degree qualified (desirable) / professional qualifications
  • Member of relevant industry body e.g. RICS, IWFM, IFMA, CIPS
  • Experience in establishing, managing and leading a large project/ service contract and/ or multiple smaller projects/ service contracts.
  • Contract negotiation with a value in excess of €5m.
  • Experience in dispute and claims resolution both with the client and supply chain.
  • Experience in developing, interpreting and managing complex KPI/ SLA models in service contracts.
  • Experience in the application of complex payment mechanisms and financial/ contract reporting.
  • Data centre sector and facilities management experience (highly desirable)
  • Commercially focused with a proven track record of delivering high quality results whilst maintaining positive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactive, diligent, able and willing to think ahead Ability to understand the wider picture whilst devoting attention to detail.


If this role is of interest to you, please apply now! 

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