​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.

Interested in looking for a new Commercial Assistant job?

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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Bristol is a county in its own right and has a population of 449,300, which was recorded in 2016. Bristol is well connected via road, rail, sea and air via the M5 and M4, Bristol Temple meads and Bristol Parkway rail stations and Bristol Airport. In 2015 Bristol won EU's European Green Capital Award and was named the best city to live in Britain in 2014 and 2017.Bristol has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Bristol Glass Wharf Project

This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.

£90m Bristol Arena Project

International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.

Looking for a new construction job?

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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Want to find out how we can help you and your job search?

We are always pushing boundaries to improve our services to our clients and candidates. So taking pride in what we do is ranked extremely high. Find out more about the services we can provide for you.

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