Commercial Assistant - Maternity Cover

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Posted 23rd August 2022
Salary £22.000

WS Transportation has an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Assistant to join our commercial analyst team in Appleton, Warrington. This position is a 12-month fixed-term contract covering maternity leave.

Job Purpose: To provide commercial support to the Commercial Manager and Directors for strategic decision-making for all group companies, including; sales and business development.

Main responsibilities:

  • To support with new business tender opportunities, facilitating strategic decision making
  • Review and cost up new business opportunities, providing evaluation and recommendation on their value to the business, including volume and cost profiling.
  • Assist in conducting primary reviews on contractual material
  • Assist in the ongoing development of costing models and solutions
  • Assist in the drafting of contracts
  • Provide analytical support to other members of senior management as required across all associated businesses.
  • Creation of Commercial Dashboards & Weekly KPI Reports using IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Produce customer reports for account reviews – looking at spend, volumes, load fills, profiling and trends.
  • Adhoc Reporting/analysis to support senior management
  • Creation of Rate Cards & Customer Presentations
  • Rating up Adhoc rate requests from customers and the customer service team
  • Keeping records of recent customer increases and updating customer pipeline


  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and advanced features such as pivot tables and formulas.
  • Experience using business analytics software would be advantageous also.
  • Good geographical knowledge.
  • Training will be provided.

This will be a Monday to Friday shift pattern, working hours to be discussed. 25 days holiday.

Job Type: Temporary contract

Contract length: 12 months

Salary: £22,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Wellness programmes

Schedule: Monday to Friday

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