Commercial Assistant

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South West
Home Based
£25,500 to £30,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Salary from £25,500 Plus Benefits
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Sodexo Government have an opportunity to join the team as a Commercial Assistant. 

In this role you will be accountable for ensuring the Commercial compliance of estimates & applications for payment. You will ensure suppliers are paid accurately and transactional commentary is up to date, whilst challenging suppliers on value, and driving value enhancement through benchmarking and cost analysis.

Our wealth of experience partnering Government Agencies means we are able to transfer best practices from the corporate sector to create better working environments in the public sector. We bring services that increase employee engagement, wellbeing and productivity to the public sector to help support government to deliver on its promised outcomes while reducing costs. Our goal is to improve service outcomes and reduce overall costs to the taxpayer. Join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way.

For more information on Sodexo Careers please visit Sodexo Careers 

Package DescriptionSalary £25,500 - £30,000 Plus benefits

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

Flexible and dynamic work environment
Competitive compensation
Access to ongoing training and development programs
Countless opportunities to grow within the company
Full training and full protective uniform supplied
Health and wellbeing incentives
Training and development opportunities
Reward and Recognition schemes
Flexible working considered
Volunteering days
Cycle to work scheme
Life Assurance

We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves. We recognise that we’re on a journey with regards to diversity and inclusion and would therefore welcome applications for candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

All offers are subject to full security clearance checks

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!
Main Responsibilities

To create a process for the identification, valuation, and recovery of missed/superseded ‘Planned Maintenance’ activity (PPM’s) through existing systems.
To work with the Supplier Contract Management team to agree and implement contractual indexation (Average Weekly Earnings) to established pricing schedules. Updating the schedules and informing the Asset Management team of required change.
To work with the wider Cost Audit and Asset Management teams to undertake and reconcile PPM WO’s against payment schedules and supplier physical delivery, to ensure WO’s are generating correctly.

Please see attached job description for further information regarding the role requirements
The Ideal CandidateEssential

Demonstrable Commercial acumen.
Analytical with exceptional numerical skills.
Data analysis and trending skills – analysing Excel style data sets to identify trends.
Highly organised with strong attention to detail (create written/edit documents and run spread sheets).
Motivated to continuously develop technical skills and knowledge.
Experience of using MS Office, including, Outlook – email and diary management, Excel – create and edit spreadsheets, Word – create and edit detailed documents.
Applicants need to be eligible to pass security vetting carried out by the Client.


Demonstrable knowledge of Building Services.
Demonstrable knowledge of property, building fabric and M&E terminology.
Graduate/working towards degree in FM/Construction (Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, or other relatable degree).
Customer/supplier relationship management experience.
Previous experience of working within an FM/Building services delivery model.
Experience of using PSA/NSR Schedule of Rates
Experience of working with TRIRIGA.

About The CompanyAt Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Cheryl Jackson

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