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Head of Cost Management

Job Title: Head of Cost Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Solihull
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: IC02035
Job Published: August 14, 2018 09:07

Job Description

Reference numberIC02035RegionUKLocationWest MidlandsSub locationSolihullFunctionConsultingEmployment typeFull Time - PermanentHourly Rate BandsN/ASalaried/Hourly-PaidSalaried
Managing client accounts to maintain and build excellent client relationships
Business development, winning new fee commissions and securing opportunities
Responsibility for managing team resources to successfully deliver our Client’s projects
Forecasting and reporting on cost and value
Development and growth of the Team
Attract, appoint, manage, motivate and mentor Consulting staff to achieve their potential
Mentor staff to achieve professional qualifications
Oversight of projects from initial concept through to delivery with demonstrable added value
Offering strategic advice to clients
Identify market direction and diversification of client base
Promoting Interserve Consulting as a key player in the market
Contributing to the development of effective business development strategy
Balancing the pursuit of new business with managing existing projects and ensuring high quality service delivery
The delivery is generally National UK Coverage although we already have, and intend to develop more, International work streams
The chosen candidate must have the confidence and ability to be able to communicate with clients and internal managers at a senior level with the gravitas and presence to generate early respect.

In order to be considered suitable for this role selected candidates will need to meet the majority of the following criteria:
Have a strong background in Client advisory Consultancy
Demonstrable track record of providing the appropriate Consulting advice over a wide range of sectors
Comfortable in developing new business
A strong track record of successful delivery
Able to ‘lead from the front’ with the ability to delivery of high quality services
In order for the person to be successful in this role they will need to possess the following personality attributes:
Excellent communication and presentation skills
An outgoing nature dealing confidently with potential new clients
Strong ability to positively influence and advise clients and stakeholders
Have empathy with clients and stakeholders to maintain relationships and increase opportunities for new business
Be proactive and self-directed, resourceful and able to adapt readily to change
Highly presentable with the ability to gain trust and respect and fit into the Interserve way of working
Highly ethical, enthusiastic and motivated professional with natural drive and innovative flair
Thinks strategically, asks the right questions, listens to answers, defines problems and implements change
A perceptive individual who, through a natural diplomacy, can influence people in a challenging environment
Commercially aware and financially astute with ability to identify the key issues and set suitable benchmarks
Clear-thinking person with attention to detail and well organised
Operates independently under a broad direction to achieve agreed goals yet at the same time knows when to ask for help and accept advice
A broad thinker who can take a global view and has inherent ability to ‘get the job done’
The ability to advise and guide colleagues in a supportive, interactive fashion ensuring that programmes are agreed, targets set, deadlines achieved and the team is mentored and motivated
Experience in bidding and negotiation of Consulting services, a work winner
Experience in the commercial management of a Consulting business
Understanding of the risks and controls necessary to deliver successful Consulting services
Appropriately qualified
Other Considerations:
Clean Driving licence
Ability to obtain security clearances for secure sites and clients
Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE index. We have gross revenue of £3.62 billion and a workforce of 80,000 people worldwide.

We are committed to equal opportunities for all and are accredited by Investors in Diversity & the National Equality Standard.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Cost Management to work from our head office in Solihull (next to Birmingham International Airport).  This role is offered on a full time and permanent basis. In return we are offering a competitive salary, plus plus company car/car allowance, flexible benefits, 26 days annual leave entitlement, share plans, company pension and private medical insurance.

As part of our recruitment process job offers will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  Due to the nature of the work for this role the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure through the Disclosure & Barring Service. Further information on the Disclosure process can be found at 

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