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Assistant Commercial Manager (Train Presentation)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As a Train Presentation Assistant Commercial Manager your role will be primarily focused on the following three areas:

  • The day to day commercial management of Southeastern’s train presentation contract for cleaning of rolling stock and associated services, to ensure all contract terms are correctly applied, enforced and the contract is kept up to date.
  • Management of contract spend/costs including: the assessment of invoice applications against the contract, services delivered and variation agreements; tracking of purchase orders and values paid/due and reporting of costs versus budget and/or forecasts.
  • Providing commercial support/advice to the Contract Operations Manager and Commercial Lead, attending contract review meetings (both commercial and operational) and providing concise summaries, recommendations and progress reports to stakeholders.


The Ideal Candidate

To excel in this role, ideally you should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of assisting and managing complex contracts, including post contract management and contract terms and conditions.
  • CIPS / RICS (or equivalent) - desirable
  • Commercially astute
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to report at senior management level.
  • Analytical with data to derive root cause issues.
  • Well organised and able to demonstrate good attention to detail.

Package Description

Southeastern recognises the value of every individual employee and offers benefits that reflect this.

As well as a generous salary, we offer an comprehensive benefits package which includes;

  • A Contributory Final Salary Pension Scheme 
  • Free rail travel on Southeastern and GTR rail services (extends to family members for leisure/educational travel)
  • After a qualifying period, reduced rate travel on other train operators, including European services
  • Up to 25 days annual leave entitlement (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare
  • Access to an array of discounts for retail and leisure products through our benefits scheme.
  • Family friendly benefits including enhanced maternity/paternity leave, parental leave and carers leave.

About the Company

About Southeastern

Southeastern is one of the busiest commuter rail companies in the UK running more than 2,000 trains, and carrying nearly 600,000 passengers every day between London, Kent and East Sussex.

Just over 4,500 employees - mostly from the communities that we serve - work together to provide this vital service and we are looking to expand our successful team. We have a strong set of values that shape the way we run our business and guide our staff in delivering what our customers need. These are:

  • We aim to be the best
  • We make the difference together
  • We care passionately about our people and our passengers

We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here.

If you have been unsuccessful in the recruitment process for the same/similar position you will not be eligible to apply for a period of 6 months from that date.

All offers of employment are subject to us obtaining satisfactory references (covering all education, training, employment and unemployment in the preceding 5 years and any previous railway employment). We will also complete right to work in the UK and criminal record checks. This is to ensure we are employing the best person for the role and to protect our customers, colleagues and our reputation.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

London & Southeastern Railway

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