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Family run
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Commercial Manager

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Location Warrington / National
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This is a Full Time/Flexible Working, Permanent vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately- owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4,000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors.


We have an opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join our Smartspace team on providing high quality fit-out and refurbishment solutions for our portfolio of clients. The focus of this role is both work winning and the operational delivery of projects.


Wates Smartspace provides a range of services to our clients which span sectors including banking, retail, distribution, sport and leisure, pharmaceutical, legal and financial, media, airports and the public sector.


The main accountabilities will include:


  • Provide strong functional leadership, management and governance for all commercial activities, pre and post contract, across either a single large project or a portfolio of projects
  • Drive clear strategy on operational delivery, customer engagement, commercial excellence, work winning/ repeat business, team development and succession planning.
  • Actively engage with all internal and external stakeholders, adapting personal style to suit the needs of individuals and the team
  • Use sound planning and project management skills to deliver multiple and complex commitment and objectives and consistently use financial levers to grow profitability for the portfolio and business unit

We are looking for a qualified and competent commercial lead with solid experience working on high quality fit-out and refurbishment projects.


To be successful in the role you will be a confident negotiator and an effective leader with the ability to develop a highly talented and motivated commercial team, as well as build excellent relationships with other business functions, customers, consultants and the supply chain.


A bit about us:


Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.


We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and Disability Confident Leaders certification.


So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.


(Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.)

At Wates, we are driven by our purpose of inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. Its a bold commitment and we need the right people – from whatever background – to help us make this happen.

There is a huge variety of job opportunities across our businesses, working on challenging and exciting projects and with blue chip clients. We are always looking to hire talented people from all walks of life to reflect the communities where we work.

So, if you’d like to work for an organisation which invests in your continued professional development, and youre looking for your next challenge, wed like to hear from you.


Inside Housing Development Awards


What House? 2019 Awards


Investors in People 2020


Considerate Constructors Schemes (CCS) National Site Awards


2019 Construction Manager of the Year Awards

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