Senior Commercial Manager (Route) [High Speed] - Renewals

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Location: Gravesend, England
Salary: £50400 - £56700 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Date Posted: 5 July 2018
Recruiter: Network Rail Ltd
Brief Description

To act as a senior commercial support resource for the route operations and programme teams with specific focus on the Renewals portfolio Provide professional commercial expertise and guidance to enable the route operations and programme teams to achieve programme to time and budget, whilst also maintaining compliance with relevant business targets, processes and procedures. To assist in the resolution of commercial issues and act as the champion within the function when these issues require escalation.
About the role (Internal)

Key Accountabilities

1 Act as the key commercial interface with the Route Operations and Programme team providing appropriate professional support, guidance and leadership.
2 Assess commercial risk and implement suitable control measures where required.
3 Efficiently and effectively manage the commercial reporting against the Renewals key internal and external stakeholders.
4 Take a leading role and advise on the management and resolution of variations, commercial disputes and claims arising from the Programme Team’s renewal portfolio and / Route.
5 Implement appropriate controls to monitor compliance with company governance policies and procedures
6 Review supplier performance against agreed Key Performance Indicators and take appropriate corrective action where required.
7 Support and champion compliant and efficient management of procurement services to Route and Stations.
8 Commercially manage relationships with contractors and suppliers to maximise benefit for Network Rail.
9 Lead the commercial administration for any third party contractual arrangements that are undertaken by the Route and Programme teams
10 Act as the primary interface with Route and Programme business users to communicate the benefits of new contracting strategies, Contracts and suppliers.
11 Work with relevant teams to provide commercial input into the business planning and maintainer renewals processes.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


* Knowledge of the construction industry and related supply chains, including commercial and contract administration processes
* Knowledge of construction contracts
* Good leadership skills
* Highly numerate
* Able to effectively communicate at all levels, both internally and externally
* Effective and proven negotiation skills with ability to influence decision making
* Proven ability to manage and drive successful business change programmes
* Computer literate including ability to utilise in-house and external software


* Knowledge of railway industry contracts
* Educated to degree level or equivalent
* Membership of an appropriate professional organisation

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