Commercial Manager

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The University of Cambridge Estates Division is looking to recruit a Commercial Manager to join the newly established Programme Management Office in the Programme Delivery team. The team is responsible for acting as Client on behalf of the University for the procurement of all new build and refurbishment projects.

The principal role of the Commercial Manager is to set up, create and then manage a continuous improvement regime for Commercial Management of projects. Which will provide the Director of Programme Delivery and Head of PMO a regime of assurance and surety of compliance in the delivery of projects by all staff and advising consultants for Programme Delivery.

The role holder is required to play an integral role in the establishment of new bespoke frameworks for Consultants, Minor and Major Construction Works and become the key point of contact for managing those supplier relationships.

The role holder is expected to meet the expectations of the Programme Delivery senior leadership team in terms of providing Commercial Management counsel and support to projects through the life cycle from initiation to completion. As such, trouble shooting and problem solving are essential elements of the role.

The ideal candidate will be professionally qualified and have a relevant degree or equivalent experience. They will have previous experience of leading a commercial management function , operating within frameworks and identifying best procurement practice. They will have a robust understanding of construction contracts and strong negotiation skills.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on

Please quote reference BA31610 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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