Looking for a new and exciting role for 2021?
Do you have the passion and enthusiasm to explore new business ideas and opportunities? Read on to learn about our new and exciting role.

The Role

The Commercial Services Manager position is an exciting and dynamic opportunity that will require an enthusiastic and driven individual to control, develop and report on the successful commercial delivery of our Asset investment programme.

Reporting to the Partnership Services Manager, this is an exciting new role within one of the North East’s biggest housing providers, where you will build relationships with internal delivery teams and construction partners from the sector.

Our £130m 5-year investment plan is now set to be delivered. You will be instrumental in helping commercially steer the investment team with their £30-£40m per annum programme.

You will have the opportunity to develop commercial structures within the department, mentor the commercial team and introduce an open and transparent culture to cost control. This role will underpin the operational delivery, strengthen commercial awareness of the programme, maximise delivery efficiencies and help ultimately to enhance our customer experience.

You will be a leader within our Asset team. You will be allowed to express your creativity regarding this position and be inspirational in how the department operates commercially.

The Person

We’re looking for someone who is highly motivated and up for the challenge to lead a professional, commercial team associated with our Asset Investment programme.
You should have substantial experience within the built environment and preferably within the social housing sector.

Experiences in both JCT and NEC suite of contracts would be desirable. This technical and contractual awareness will provide advisory support of our delivery teams involved in our partnership contracts. Taking ownership and responsibility for your key objectives is important as well as being a team player in a dynamic and friendly group.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication, leadership and management skills to inspire, develop and educate your team to create a high-performance culture. Working in line with our business aims and cultural business ethos you will be accountable for financial forecasts, contract partner & internal delivery expenditure over a diverse set of projects. You will need to demonstrate commercial flair, strategic thinking and have a drive for efficient and safe working practices.
You will be responsible in leading the team in negotiations and where required resolve complex disputed issues to final account.

Orderly and methodical in your approach to problem solving, you will be a source of professional advice for managers, building relationships with contracting partners, managing payment, producing in-house spend profiles and monitoring spend against budget.

You will lead on contract procurement, management and performance across Asset Investment and support group procurement through various frameworks that support the business requirements.

The future is exciting, and we only want the best to be part of it.

At Thirteen we're about homes and so much more.....

At Thirteen, we’re more than just a landlord. We believe everyone is an individual. That’s why we don’t just provide properties; we offer a home to suit each person’s needs.

And we’re not just about somewhere to live; our range of extra services means we can give people a helping hand specifically tailored to them if they need it.
Our strength, capacity and ambition to deliver what our customers need means we can change things for the better.

We’re the largest housing association in the North East and among the biggest 25 nationally. Today we own and manage some 34,000 properties in the North East region, 30,000 of them in the Tees Valley. Thirteen is still an organisation that’s local at its heart and although our work is largely in the Tees Valley, that doesn’t mean all our roles are based there. Our modern ways of working mean we can often be flexible about where colleagues are based.

Our skilled colleagues and board directors work tirelessly to support 70,000 tenants and customers, bringing a breadth of experience and a can-do attitude to ensure a high-quality customer experience. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our committed team.

So come and be part of making a difference. Great days for everyone are made at Thirteen.

Are you up for the challenge of bringing our vision to life and having great days at work?

There’s more information about this role in the documents attached to this advert, including the benefits of working for Thirteen. If you’d like to talk more about the role please contact Graham Morgan, Head of Investment, on 07500 951186.


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