Commercial Manager
JOB TITLE: Commercial Manager
EMPLOYER: Workplace Interiors LLC DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2020-08-27 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2020-09-26

Workplace Interiors LLC looking for candidates to fill the position of  “Commercial Manager

Workplace Interiors is an experienced fit-out and construction management contractor, specializing in turn key project development including MEP and structural works.

Direct Report to: Head of Commerce (Fit Out and Construction Department)

Commercial Manager - Job Description & Key Responsibilities:

• Monitoring project budget and keep Senior Management fully informed of any potential risks
• Development of Projects’ Cost Plan to deliver maximum margin
• Preparation and carry out project cashflow reports and provide any other project commercial reports which may be required
• Providing support on all commercial issues within responsible projects
• Resolving contractual and commercial problems inclusive resolution of disputes between Parties, attend to site meetings as its required
• Develop a strong understanding of the nature of works in connection with project requirements
• Preparation / Review of RFPs and Tendering of Sub-Contractors as per Drawings and Specifications (as required)
• Review of Contracts and Payment Certificates of Subcontractors along with Progress Reports
• Negotiations, review / preparation and agreement of Change Orders/ Variation Orders and ensure execution of Contract Amendments by both parties
• Review and execution of Final Accounts
• Ensure Client monthly progress payment certificates are submitted on time and timely collection of receivables from Clients’ Contracts
• Supervision, monitoring, training, support and guidance of other Commercial Staff
• Develop strong working partnerships with other functions (Construction, Design, Architects, Procurement, Sales, Finance, Logistics, Customs, Warehouse etc.) to enable effective communication, on-time responses, improved information flow to support project requirements in terms of budget and execution.
• Investigates potential Subcontractors to determine if they meet the specified project requirements
• Analyzes and resolves any of a wide variety of problems encountered through coordination with Internal team and Client representatives.


• Ability to manage a team
• Risk Management
• Client liaising
• Knowledge of a wide range of contract conditions and strong contractual experience
• Strong commercial awareness
• High understanding of construction processes
• Ability to read drawings and layouts is required with basic knowledge of AutoCAD functions as a benefit.
• Knowledge of tracking, planning, scheduling,
• Knowledge of construction tools and equipment.
• Must be proficient with MS Office applications.
• Language skills: Azerbaijani (fluent), English (fluent), Turkish (good) and Russian (good).
• Personal skills:
o High attention to details,
o Strong negotiation skills,
o Ability to work well with a team.
o Good numeracy skills,
o Ability to solve problems efficiently,
o Ability to effectively priorities a busy workload and meet project deadlines,
o Ability to influence others
• A bachelor's degree or higher.
• Strong educational background
• 3-4 years of experience in construction industry (civil engineering)
• Excellent communication, organizational and analytical skills.
• Able to work and thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment

What we offer:

• Workplace Interiors will provide industry and product specific training but previous experience in the relevant tender process field will be valued.
• Competitive salary.
• Professional development opportunities.

Candidates will also benefit from previous experience in interior design, sales, logistics and procurement. Interior design, Fit-Out, FF&E, Decorative materials and Furniture must be of interest to do this work well.

Case Study:

WPI approach to contract management is based on single point of accountability. Commercial Manager is heavily involved on all stages of the project working closely with tender managers while bidding on the work, with particular focus on contract terms, once project had been won, commercial manager is coordinating internal procurement and work/budget distribution between inhouse teams, works closely with client for any variation or additional works, manages IPCs and consequent payments as in charge of final accounts.

Candidates are required to submit their CVs with subject “Commercial Manager – Fit Out and Construction” to with copy to &

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