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12 months ago
Bluetownonline Ltd.
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Martina S
Sector: Sales
Category: Category Management Jobs

Job Title: Commercial Manager

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Company is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything they do. They encourage new ideas. They welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And they will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

They have an excellent new opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join their global organisation. The successful candidate will have full accountability for the management and ultimate ownership of existing OEM Automotive, Rail, Marine and Aviation projects, most of the current projects are within the Automotive and Rail sectors and cover inspection, audit, testing, and engineering services.

The Commercial Manager will be working with clients, colleagues and partners across different regions, in the UK and overseas, ensuring that project objectives are met and the client receives the service they expect.

There is both operational and strategic aspects to the role, managing day to day operations, in a 'hands on' environment, as well as looking forward, working with clients and colleagues to seek new commercial opportunities, or evolutions on the project to drive revenues in line with strategy

Your Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain relationships with the client management teams
  • Build and maintain relationships with SGS colleagues involved in project delivery (UK and Overseas) working in a complex matrix organisation, with a global footprint
  • Working day to day with colleagues from all over the world in a multicultural environment
  • Working with external audit providers and partners who are involved in specific projects
  • Managing the projects finance / P&L with control over income, expenditure and profitability
  • Coordinate with a small back office team controlling invoicing, raising purchase orders etc
  • Monitor project performance and delivery ensuring timescale and quality is achieved
  • Producing management information and attending client meetings to present results and give project updates, taking ownership of the service delivery and being the main point of contact for the client to discuss service delivery
  • Looking forward and identifying other opportunities from within each project, expanding the project scope or time, or developing new ideas from within the client environment to support revenue generation and business development.

The Candidate:

  • Project / Programme Management experience ideally within Automotive / Rail sectors / Industry background aligned to working with Automotive manufacturers
  • Experience using own initiative and taking personal responsibility for decisions taken
  • Experience managing project budgets, and working with project finance
  • Experience working internationally, across geographies and cultures
  • Automotive, Rail, or Engineering project or programme management skills
  • Knowledge of Automotive retail networks and the services they engage with
  • Knowledge of Audit, Inspection services within the Auto, Rail, Engineering sectors
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to build trust, respect and maintain confidentiality
  • Able to prepare and deliver presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Understanding of IT systems and process knowledge
  • High level of ability with Excel and other Microsoft packages
  • Ability to define and apply processes in a commercial and contractual sense
  • Comprehensive commercial understanding
  • Knowledge of business and sector drivers relevant to transportation
  • Able to present a high degree of professionalism at internal and external meetings
  • Willing to travel in the UK and overseas
  • Full clean driving licence for use in the UK


They offer an open corporate and international culture, a flat hierarchy and a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. They high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. They invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company. They offer a competitive base salary, plus a company car and an annual 20% bonus. SGS also offer an excellent benefits package including a minimum of 23 days' holiday (increasing with service), childcare voucher and discount schemes, private health cover, plus a contributory stakeholder pension with a matching contribution of up to 8%.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Commercial Manager, Commercial Manager, Commercial Specialist, Sales & Marketing Manager, Commercial Sales Development, Commercial Business Development Manager, Commercial Development Manager, Operations Manager, Operations Coordinator, Consultancy Commercial Manager, Consultancy Operations Manager, Business Operations Manager, Client Relationship Manager, Commercial Sales Manager, Strategic Operations Manager may also be considered for this role.

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