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Alliance Commercial Manager

Date: 05-May-2021

Location: Richmond, VIC, AU

Company: metrotrain

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation, and we pride ourselves on our team of honest, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world-class railway service.



The Metro Level Crossing Removal Team (MLXRT) are looking for a Commercial Manager to support our ongoing program of works on the Level Crossing Removal Project!


About the role:


Lead a team that oversees the commercial management, corporate governance and risk mitigation of complex projects. 

This Commercial Manager is embedded in an Alliance and is a leadership position that reports directly to the Metro Program Manager or, an Alliance Leadership Team member.  This position manages a team across multiple functions including Procurement, Governance, Cost Control, Finance, Contracts Administration and Commercial Risk. 

These teams are made up of Metro employees fulfilling a combination of Metro’s minimum requirements as a Rail Transport Operator and Alliance specific requirements.



Key responsibilities:


•    Financial reporting and impact analysis of key commercial decisions and associated risks including impacts to project cost forecasts (risks & opportunities)
•    Presentation of commercial options in areas of contractual ambiguity or gaps 
•    Governance oversight over core MTM processes and procedures and any potential conflicts requiring resolution
•    Maximising project revenue and margin opportunities through strategic procurement, subcontractor management, providing input into Total Outturn Costs (TOC) and influence at the Alliance level
•    Ensuring all key decisions are supported by measurable commercial risk analysis including any proposed controls and mitigations
•    Strong disciplined contract management and supporting processes
•    Oversees Schedule 3 and consideration of future Opex Costs
•    Participation and successful negotiation and of any supplier and/or Alliance disputes and any other matters requiring ALT consideration and decision
•    Timely and accurate delivery of Budgets, Forecasts and cash flow reporting
•    Ensure all material risks and opportunities for improvement are escalated to the Portfolio leadership team 
•    Responding to all internal and external audit requests including the implementation of any recommendations



About You:

•    Tertiary qualification in finance/business or equivalent.
•    Min 5 years’ experience in a similar Finance / Commercial role, preferably across infrastructure projects (Road/Rail/Construction)
•    Strong experience in commercial management and corporate governance (and risk mitigation) of a complex project environment.  
•    High level of proficiency in using Word, Excel (advanced) & Outlook.
•    2-5 years’ experience leading a team.
•    Ability to schedule work priorities to ensure deadlines are strictly adhered to.
•    Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff (verbal and written). 
•    Ability to strategically contribute to financial process improvements.



Why work for Metro?


•    Build your career on a high-profile project with an exciting pipeline of work
•    Work with a team of passionate professionals changing how Melbournians travel around our city
•    We are dedicated to empowering our team & providing long-term career development opportunities 
•    Competitive salary & employee incentives


If what you have read resonates with your values, experience and career aspiration then please submit your application by COB 21st May 2021.





Metro Trains is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity. We encourage all interested applicants to apply but please do note only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.