​What is a Commercial Assistant?

A Commercial Assistant is responsible for supporting the commercial team, which will include ensuring invoices are paid and accurate and transactional commentary is up to date whilst challenging suppliers around value and driving the supplier to enhance that value through benchmarking and cost analysis.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Commercial Assistant?

From employer to employer the job description of a Commercial Assistant will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Apply technical knowledge in analysing data, reporting and creating solutions

  • Managing and negotiating supplier queries through to acceptance

  • Progress escalations with Contractors to resolution or escalate as required to the Management Team

  • Attend supplier meetings to conduct audits, resolve queries, and review best practice as required

How can we help with your Commercial Assistant job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Commercial Assistant professionals across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Commercial Assistants and secure the market's leading Commercial Assistant opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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If you are looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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Birmingham is a major city and borough in the West Midlands and has a population of over 1,101,360 recorded in 2014, which makes Birmingham the largest populous city outside of London within the UK. Birmingham has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Jewellery quarter factory

This construction project will see more than 200 new apartments, commercial and retail space to be built on the former jewellery quarter factory. £100m city centre apartment scheme500 new apartments are to be build in the centre of Birmingham, which will see a 15 floor building constructed ranging from studios and three bedroom apartments. 

Axis square redevelopment

A proposal to replace the Axix building in Birmingham has been backed, which would see a brand new nine-storey office building called One Axis Square. This will contain 212,000 q ft of office space and 2,300 sq ft of ground floor retail units along with basement car and motorcycle parking, public realm and landscaping. 

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