Humres Technical Recruitment Limited

Local Authority Repairs Commercial Manager

Location: Leeds

Type: Permanent

Salary: £55,000 to 65,000 Per Year

Posted on: 29/02/2024

Commercial Manager 

Our client is currently searching for a Commercial Manager to lead their established commercial team throughout the company’s ongoing expansion. Based at the company’s Leeds Office and reporting to the Commercial Director and MD, you will hold day to day responsibility for the Commercial Management function across term and project based planned and reactive repairs, maintenance and FRA, passive fire protection and Fire Doors works spanning across the company’s operational regions (Yorkshire, Midlands North East and North West). As the senior commercial lead, you will oversee the progress and development of your team, negotiating and overseeing contracts, whilst dealing with all commercial matters affecting performance. 


  • Manage competing workloads, ensuring priorities are met spanning all projects / Contracts within your region
  • Support the forward planning cycle maintaining a consistent return against client approvals, upfront cost estimates and tenders
  • Ensure the timely completion of monthly payment applications and final accounts
  • Closely monitor work in progress, taking steps to mitigate excessive ageing (>45days)
  • Represent the company across a variety of on and off-site client meetings including progress reviews, pre-commencement meetings, tender negotiations, and final account settlements
  • Ensure weekly sales values are administered through agreed processes and that they remain reflective of works completed in the period
  • Set and oversee project / Contract budgets, review weekly cost and sales reports, taking the lead with cross-functional teams (surveying, planning, operations, finance, and procurement) as necessary to enhance performance
  • Represent the company in day-to-day dealings with clients and customers, strategically expanding, preserving, and improving the company image, procedures, standards, and policies. 

In conjunction with your operational colleagues (Operations Manager/ Contracts Managers) you will also hold responsibility for the production and presentation of monthly forecasts, reporting actual performance against each project / Contract within your region whilst demonstrating an ability to implement and deliver profit improvement plans. 

The successful applicant will hold:

  • Experience in a similar role on projects for clients operating in the local authority market 
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated through a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • A full appreciation of key contract terms including JCT and NEC Forms of Contract
  • A clean full driving license 

Key Skills and experience:

  • Degree/ HNC/ HND/ equivalent in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management (Preferred)
  • Knowledge of refurbishment, repairs, maintenance and fire protection works
  • Excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Confident and able to lead by example, willing to delegate whilst support the ongoing development of others
  • Strong Microsoft Excel knowledge
  • Commercial aware and financially astute
  • Effectively manage time to meet tight deadlines. 


Salary negotiable dependent on experience 

Holidays (rising by 1 day for each year of service) up to 33 days PA

Hours of work – 08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30 on Fridays

Benefits package comprising:

  • Fully expensed company car or car allowance
  • Medical Insurance including spouse and dependants 
  • Health Care Plan
  • Life insurance Equal Opportunities in Practice