What does a Commercial Manager do?

Commercial Managers oversee business development efforts on behalf of a company. They work on everything from winning new client contracts to developing marketing and growth strategies and campaigns. They also build and maintain relationships with current and prospective clients in order to keep business growth opportunities in the pipeline.

Commercial managers typically possess bachelor's degrees in business administration or marketing. Some employers favor candidates who hold an MBA. Successful Commercial Managers excel in analytical and strategic thinking, are highly organized and are exceptional communicators. The ability to build relationships is essential for success in this role.

What responsibilities are common for Commercial Manager jobs?
  • Mastermind business growth strategies to help meet organizational goals and objectives
  • Build and nurture client relationships in order to continue winning new contracts
  • Attend networking events and build industry connections in order to facilitate business growth
  • Ensure that the organization complies with contractual obligations as well as state and federal regulations
  • Works with other department heads to determine company goals and KPIs
  • Conduct market research to inform strategic business decisions
  • Oversee branding and marketing endeavors to ensure all efforts are aligned with business goals
  • Negotiate new projects and contract terms with new clients
What are the typical qualifications for Commercial Manager jobs?
  • 5+ years prior experience in business development or marketing fields
  • A proven history of successful leadership
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a strategic thinker and a have strong negotiation skills
  • Possess a collaborative mindset and work well as part of a team
  • Superior time management abilities and capable of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Up to date on industry trends, as well as laws and regulations
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and industry contacts
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Commercial Manager Salaries near United Kingdom

Average Base Pay

£65,078 /yr
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Commercial Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Commercial Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Commercial Manager Insights

Read what Commercial Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Commercial Assistant
13 Oct 2023

“Salary wise it is competitive and is good for a graduate coming straight out of University.”

Senior Commercial Manager
16 Jun 2021

“There is good career progression and the business want to develop as much as you can.”

Commercial Manager
10 Nov 2022

“Plenty of opportunities to progress (I'm in my 4th role) if you want to”

IDEXX LaboratoriesIDEXX Laboratories
Commercial Manager
24 Oct 2021

“I do recommend IDEXX particularly for those that are early on in their career and want to progress”

Metro Bank PLCMetro Bank PLC
Commercial Analyst
11 Apr 2022

“People want you to succeed with your career here and will help you get where you want to go”

N21 GroupN21 Group
Head of Commercial
13 Jul 2023

“Career progression is actually a thing here!! It's very transparent with regard to what you need to do to progress.”

Commercial Manager
24 Jun 2021

“Career and learning and development opportunities.”

Commercial Supervisor
2 Nov 2023

“1. Professional Stability: SANEAGO provided a secure and stable career path.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Commercial Manager

The most similar professions to Commercial Manager are:
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Relations

The most common qualifications to become a Commercial Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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