​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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Reading is a large town and borough in Berkshire and has a population of over 155,000 recorded in 2007 and lies 36 miles west of Central London. Reading has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Crossrail

Work on the Crossrail began in 2009 and was confirmed in 2014 that the £14.8bn project would extend to Reading. The project is set to be complete in 2019.

Station Hill

This £500m project will see 930,000 sq ft of office space, 150,000 sq ft of retail space and 300 residential units next door to Reading train station, which is the largest in the south east. Permission was granted in 2014 seeing the former dance hall demolished. 

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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