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Job title: Commercial Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 01 September 2021
Job reference no: 3165725633

Job Description

To promote & give effect to the Commercial strategy & objectives in line with the company’s business strategy & objectives.

Key Performance Areas

Project Strategy

  • Assist with the development of the projects strategic plan ensure implementation
  • Provide leadership and customer input to the project Teams
  • Achieve/exceed the annual project plan in accordance to individual Project budget.

Project Initiation

  • Assist with the identification of opportunities for improvement with internal and external customer and propose alternatives solution.
  • Assist with project feasibility studies to establish the viability of proposed projects
  • Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for projects or sub projects and monitor and control actual cost against budget.
  • Obtain approval for projects.
  • Identify, organise and co-ordinate project life cycle phases for control purpose.

Project Management

  • Support the project environment and activities to deliver project objective
  • Contribute to the management of project risk within own field of expertise – budget, commercial, etc


  • Monitor project performance against budget (expense controls, variances, etc.)
  • Participate in the Audit process.
  • Adhere to financial Policies and Procedures.
  • Project company assets (working capital & fixes assets)
  • Detect and prevent fraud
  • Promote good Corporate governance

Customers & Suppliers

  • Maintain and improve relationship with internal / external customer
  • Conduct customer visits to establish project status and identify outstanding issues /problem
  • Maintain and improve relationship with key suppliers
  • Identify opportunities for improvement with key suppliers
  • Challenge and manage external suppliers to deliver projects in line with master project plan time line.
  • Attend to and resolve all customer queries.

Continuous Improvement

  • Champion for the Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) within the plant, ensure a CIP team is active with the plant.
  • Ensure projects are monitored against deliverable agreed by the CIP team.
  • Ensure CIP log is maintained.
  • Provide monthly report of achieved progress vs. target in CIP for management pack

Competencies: Knowledge and Skills

  • Product, production and process knowledge
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Material handling and issuing
  • Quality Standards & ISO systems
  • Customer Specific Requirements
  • Excellent numerical & literacy skills
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • CAD Software.
  • RFQ Process.
  • Relevant SA Legislation.
  • Risk assessment techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the integrity of measurement and Control Philosophy of a process.
  • Explain and apply technical and quality control procedures.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of APQP and PPAP.
  • IATF 16949 and ISO standard.
  • Degree/Diploma in Engineering or similar discipline
  • 3 years’ experience in similar role
  • CAD Software
  • RFQ process; APQP &PPAP
  • ISO Standard
  • IATF 16949