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Commercial Manager

Job Reference SDX/TP/RF010645/HC

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time
£60,000pa - £65,000pa + excellent bonus and benefits
Working Hours:
40hrs pw Mon - Fri There may be times when out of hours work is required to support the operations of an acute, critical care hospital environment.
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Estates Management
Sodexo Segment:
UK Healthcare

Job Introduction

As a Commercial Manager for Sodexo based at Manchester University Foundation NHS Trust, you are also a strong multitasker and quality of life improver. We have an exciting and dynamic opportunity to join our Estates team at our flagship Healthcare PFI. 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.
If you have previous relevant experience and qualifications, strong organisational skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with different departments, we would love to hear from you. This role is Mon – Fri 40hours pw week and is site based. 
Join us and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.

Main Responsibilities
What you'll do:
  • Management of Sodexo, client and customer expectations regarding all associated contracted activities.
  • Identify commercial risk for onsite activity and projects and in conjunction with the Head of Estates, weigh up risk vs reward, developing and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies and actions.
  • Provide full commercial input, contractual advice and support to Head of Estates and operational managers.
  • Assure all non-compliance, both Commercial and Technical, is identified and assessed appropriately and plans are developed on achieving compliance in line with the Contract.
  • Review of the LOP’s, Internal Governance procedures.
  • Support the Projects & Lifecycle Teams in the commercial delivery of Living Zone Lifecycle and Projects to enable a compliant and commercially viable operating model.
  • Take responsibility for the commercial and financial management of projects.
  • Use data and information in complex forms to dashboard, benchmark, fault find, predict and analyse future maintenance requirements.
  • Develop long term strategic Commercial plans to implement organizational objectives for operational and financial improvements.
 For a full list of responsibilities please view the attached job description

The Ideal Candidate
What you bring
  • BSC or similar in Business Management or Engineering Principles.
  • Professional Membership: RICS / CIMA / ACCA.
  • PFI & Healthcare Estates Experience.
  • Experience in external and internal Customer Management and managing difficulty customer and stakeholder conversations.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety at Work regulations. 
  • Excellent reporting writing skills.
  • Be flexible to meet the demands of a large PFI Acute Healthcare Estate
  • Must be computer literate preferably with knowledge of Building Management Systems and automated CAFM digital systems.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills with good level of mathematical skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Able to demonstrate an aptitude for problem solving using a logical approach.
  • Confident and logical under pressure but must understand urgency and respond accordingly.
What we offer

£60,000pa - £65,000pa + excellent bonus and benefits 

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

  • Great site to work on - Flexible and dynamic work environment, sociable hours!
  • Competitive compensation
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company.
  • Flexible benefits fund of £1,300 to utilise across an array of benefits.
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!
Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!

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