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Information on Commercial Careers
Every organisation focused on success offers commercial careers for the right people. The role involves developing the commercial side of a business so an analytical mind, enthusiasm and ability to see things through are important.
What Is A Commercial Career?
Within an organisation the commercial team is focused on winning new business, exploring new avenues for activity and identifying and developing business opportunities. The role is broad, and the higher up you work in a commercial team the more responsibility you’ll have for risk management, procurement, budgeting and managing the supply chain. You’ll also be involved in examining company rules and ensuring that they’re being adhered to.
What’s The Outlook For The Sector?
The focus for any commercial team will continue to be data. The growing volume of data at our fingertips signifies great opportunity but the challenge has always been for those working in commercial to translate this data to contextual insights for a competitive advantage. We’ll see even better utilisation of this data in the future.
Is It The Right Career For Me?
A career in commercial is about identifying opportunities, so you’ll need to have an inquisitive nature, be proactive and have or be willing to develop broad business experience. Commercial roles can be found in a multitude of sectors so if you’d like to work within a certain field it should be possible. It’s typically a 9-5 role though offers great variety so you’re unlikely to get bored.
What Skills And Experience Are Required and What Could I Earn?
To succeed you’ll need a strong commercial awareness and outstanding client liaison skills. Analytical skills will also come into play as you work to identify potential business opportunities and weigh them up. You’ll need to have a big-picture attitude and assess every opportunity against an organisation’s vision. Experience in marketing or sales is a natural precursor to moving to a commercial team. But working in any area of an organisation offers the chance to pick up valuable commercial awareness which will serve you well. A business management degree is useful but not essential. The average commercial manager’s annual salary is £44,336. A commercial director can earn significantly more – typically £70,670.
How Can Kelly Help Me?
Our consultants excel at matching candidates to jobs and our global reach, industry know-how and people-focused approach ensure that we can help place you in a commercial role that is the perfect fit for you. Contact us to find out what we can add to your job search.