Commercial Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
7 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

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Location: Hub based! Bristol, London or Glasgow

But you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best

Team: Energy Solutions

Salary banding:  £58,480 to £70,000

Experience: Experienced

Working pattern: Full-Time

Reporting to: Tony Butler - Commercial, Sales and Technical Manager

Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.

This role in 3 words: Accountable, Leader, Decision-maker

Top 3 qualities for this role: Communication, Lead by Example, Resilience


Everyone belongs at OVO

At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.


Teamworking for the planet

Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:

Working for OVO Energy Solutions, you will manage, lead and develop the Commercial team across all business projects, ranging from Moray to Cornwall, Argyll & Bute to Kent. The Energy Solutions office is located Bristol, London, Glasgow, but with projects across the country, travel and remote working will  be required.


This role in a nutshell:

As part of the Energy Solutions senior management team, you will manage, lead and continue to develop a successful commercial team working on multi-million pound programmes across the retrofit energy efficiency markets; from External Wall Insulation to Renewable or low carbon technology to whole house retrofit.

You will lead the commercial team through project feasibility, design, procurement, programme implementation to contract delivery and close-down. Financial control, risk management, programme delivery and people leadership are at the heart of every step and so, being able to multitask is an everyday essential requirement. 

Accountable for the successful delivery of appropriate departmental KPIs and objectives, including achieving target profit and margin levels on a monthly and yearly basis. Establishing, managing, maintaining and enhancing the departmental supply chain to meet the needs of the business and customers whilst delivering best value for money and profitability to the business.

You will also help develop and procure new business opportunities within the energy efficiency retrofit markets; working alongside the business development team to ensure Government initiatives are maximised to help facilitate the successful delivery of the Energy Company Obligation and wider group objectives.

The role also requires close working relationships with other functions across the business area to ensure project deadlines are met, operational activity has QS support and financial obligations are upheld. As part of this purpose you will ensure the wider drive of Plan Zero is fully embraced with company brand, ethics and members at the heart of everything you do.


Your key outcomes will be:

  • Deliver projects and contracts against agreed timescales whilst managing approved budget authorisations. 
  • Management of all Commercial functions; Estimating, Procurement, Quantity Surveying, Cost and Risk Management and Financial control 
  • Development of relationships with main suppliers/contractors and liaise with points of contact on a projects
  • Work with Procurement Officers (Strategic and Shared Service Centre) to ensure the best approach is taken in sourcing goods, works or services; including cost reduction analysis 
  • Compile, negotiate and award Call Off Contracts in accordance with terms and provisions of Agreements.  Managing the interface with suppliers/contractors and internal stakeholders to ensure value for money and appropriate commercial controls are embedded in all contracts. 
  • Strategic development and any subsequent implementation of business change aligned to achieving Plan Zero 
  • Manage all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.

Within your first 6 months month you’ll:

  • Have embedded with all key processes, decision points and business stakeholders
  • Be comfortable explaining all OVO ES has to offer (incl our mission and benefits)
  • Be known in your business area and by key collaborators as the recruiter for the job
  • Have met with senior external stakeholders


You’ll be a successful Commercial Manager here at OVO if you ideally have…

  • Strong Leadership skill with Commercial management experience; particularly the management and leadership of professional services such as Quantity Surveyors, Procurement, Legal services
  • In-depth knowledge of the Energy Efficiency, Renewables and/or Construction markets and its current events
  • Strong communication and IT fluency
  • The ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail




Let’s talk about what’s in it for you

We’ll pay you between £58,480 and £70,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!

We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.

You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal. 

We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and there’s flex pay.  It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer: 

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.


For your Belonging

To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.


Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you! If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..


OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

View Company Profile