Commercial Manager

Job ID:21158
Title:Commercial Manager
Employment Type:Full time

Job Description

The Senior Downer New Zealand team are travelling to London to interview on the following dates:


  • Sunday 30 October
  • Monday 31st October
  • Tuesday 1st November


If you would like the chance to work for this leading company in beautiful New Zealand, please apply today.


Build and grow New Zealand’s infrastructure by bringing your expertise to our South Pacific paradise. New challenges, a new country, and a new lifestyle – make 2023 your year to experience something exceptional. 


There has never been a better opportunity for an infrastructure professional like you to secure your and your family’s future in New Zealand. 


At Downer, you will be leading from the front because we are New Zealand’s biggest integrated services provider. Day to day, we design, build, and service Australasia’s major civil infrastructure. From our roads to our rail, ports, and airports, our Transport business is responsible for keeping New Zealand moving. 


In Aotearoa, New Zealand alone, Downer service 25,000 kms worth of roads.


Major Downer Projects include:

  • City Rail Link in Auckland
  • Transmission Gully in Wellington
  • Milford Road in Fiordland
  • Cameron Road in Tauranga


About the role:


This is a career defining opportunity for a Commercial Manager to genuinely drive the outcome of our future. The Commercial Manager will shape, influence, and drive the financial performance and strategic journey on some of New Zealand’s largest infrastructure assets and operations.  


You will be responsible for strategically identifying, progressing, and executing new and existing business whilst co-creating value with a high performing regional team, motivating, and enabling them to perform at their very best. 

This is a pivotal role within our region that entails a fair degree of planning, level-headed judgement, and most importantly, strong communication and relationship building. 


We take the hard work out of finding the best of the best people to do the work, your job will be to empower them to continue to optimise the maximum value for our clients and in turn Downer. 


About you:


Downer are looking for someone who has the capability to draw the best out of others, encouraging them to contribute and to identify personally with our group objective. Technically, you will have skills and experience in the following areas: 


  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree/higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience
  • A strong and influential negotiator with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in a commercial role preferably with contractors in predominantly civil infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of maintenance and/or construction within the infrastructure sector
  • Proven experience of business development in a commercial environment


Day to day you will be: 

  • Determining, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating budgetary and accounting strategies, policies and plans in consultation with other Managers
  • Providing financial information and interpreting the implications for business performance and funding needs
  • Coordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of accounting systems
  • Directing the preparation of financial reports that summarise and forecast the organisations financial position such as income statements, balance sheets and analyses of future earnings and income
  • Assessing capital finance proposals and the financial status of operational projects
  • Advising on investment strategies, sources of funds and the distribution of earnings
  • Delivering long range profit forecasts, budgeting and financial reporting 
  • Ensuring compliance with financial legislation and standards 


Core benefits of working for Downer:

  • Competitive remuneration and vehicle packages
  • A Flexible Working Policy, allowing work to work for you
  • Dedicated personal development plans that are reviewed quarterly, empowering you to take ownership of your career trajectory!
  • Access to over 50 training programmes including Leadership Pathways
  • The latest and greatest tools of the trade to successfully perform in your role
  • Free access for you and your immediate family to mental health & counselling services
  • Access to a comprehensive employee benefits package through Downer partners – corporate discounts and benefits across banking, insurance, retailers, technology, vehicles, automotive, healthcare, childcare, homeware, dental care, travel, accommodation, gym memberships and more
  • The opportunity to participate in community volunteering initiatives and paid work when engaging with Downers volunteer leave system
  • A dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility team who provides holistic wrap-around support to those who need it


Secure your UK interview with Downer:


In order for your UK interview to be arranged and to receive the immigration assistance you may need, please ensure your application is made via this form, versus directly on Downer’s website. 


This application is through Working In - Immigration and sourcing partners for Downer New Zealand’s 2022 UK interview event.






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