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Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£30,000 - £40,000
Closing date

We are commercial property specialists operating across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow. 

You’ll support our Associate Director within our Manchester City Centre portfolio which includes assets such as: Bloc, 111 Piccadilly, Neo, Circle Square and Blackfriars House - whilst collaborating with other property experts within Bruntwood such as; Asset and Account Managers.  

Job purpose: 

The Commercial Manager is responsible for responding to our demand pipeline and letting vacant lab and office space. You’ll do this by really understanding the needs of both our potential and existing customers and collaborating with the wider team to create a brilliant experience.

You’ll develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders early on in the role, with the opportunity to progress quickly by increasing your involvement in our diverse portfolio. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • Commercial Property experience within a Surveyor role. Agency and Sales experience would be beneficial.
  • An interest in life sciences and technology sectors to accommodate the nuances of letting space with different specifications to a variety of customers 
  • Customer driven, appreciating the importance of fostering relationships to understand needs/requirements

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Manage enquiry pipeline and undertake lab, office and flexible work space viewings, making sure we deliver an excellent viewing experience.
  • Work as part of the wider commercial team to enable our sales targets across the Manchester city centre portfolio
  • Support deals through to completion using your relationship management and negotiation skills
  • Enable continuous improvements across our product proposition and review the competition, to make sure that we optimise all of our potential
  • Full lifecycle account management including expansion, retraction and lease renewal conversations as well as an ability to engage on potentially challenging conversations
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with office agents, serviced brokers and other third parties to make sure Bruntwood are the client of choice
  • Work closely with internal teams, including the asset manager(s), account management teams, community engagement managers to maximise migration of customers through our full product range
  • Cultivate positive relationships with new and existing customers.
  • Work closely with the design and building surveying teams to design and appraise fitted out offices
  • Liaise with marketing team to develop and deliver effective marketing initiatives for all buildings and individual office or lab suites
  • Make sure that there are agreed marketing campaigns for our vacant offices and that these are delivered on time
  • Understand the USPs of being a Bruntwood customer to make sure that this is sold hand in hand with the product

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • We understand the importance of work-life balance, so whilst we are primarily an office-based culture (it's what we do!), we also want to encourage flexibility and agility where possible. If you'd like to discuss specific working hours/arrangements based on commitments, we'd welcome you to add this into your application on our website. 
  • 25 days holiday plus you get your Birthday off work - and if that’s not enough you can also buy & sell holidays too
  • 24 hours a year volunteer time - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • Sabbatical of up to 12 months so you can take a career break after five years with us
  • Free Healthcare cash plan for all colleagues, so you can claim back medical expenses like optical, dentist & physiotherapy. We also offer free private healthcare cover on an opt in basis too
  • Life assurance cover for all colleagues
  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme
  • Discounts & cashback at leading retailers
  • Enhanced maternity - 26 weeks fully paid leave
  • Interest free loans to pursue your passions and apply for up to £2000 towards learning a new skill

In addition to what to expect within the role and your benefits, it’s good to know that you’ll be working for a business that gives back - The Oglesby Charitable Trust has donated more than £30m since it started out in 2001. Supporting charities across Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Medical Research and Social & Health Inequality.

Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

We’ll do our best to get back to you within a week of your application, however if it has been longer than this please feel free to email for an update.