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WARD offer metal & waste recycling to homes and businesses throughout the UK – from skip hire and car recycling through to nationwide projects. 

We are looking for a Commercial Manager to join our team in Cardiff, Wales. You will be responsible for the purchasing of both ferrous and non-ferrous metal and establishing and maintaining relationships with customers and suppliers. You will assist with identifying and exploring opportunities for Ward within the area and managing various high value and diverse business accounts. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Purchasing of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. 
  • Utilising your skill set to create and explore new opportunities. To develop and increase WARD market share within the area. 
  • Developing and presenting project proposals to the commercial heads. 
  • Preparing tenders for client and commercial bids to help bring in new business. 
  • Performing due diligence on potential customers and drawing conclusions after careful examination of the information gathered. Dissemination of contract documents to appropriate parties externally and internally 
  • Manage relationships with customers/suppliers regarding the purchase of their materials – understanding the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively. 


Skills and Knowledge Required: 

  • Experience within the metal recycling industry. 
  • Excellent communication skills/relationship building. 
  • The ability to build good working relationships with senior staff. 
  • Problem solving skills and analytical thinking. 
  • Highly self-motivated individual. 
  • A full UK driving licence. 

What is in it for you? 

We offer a diverse role with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience, the ability to work on your own initiative and be part of a busy team. 


  • Continuous training and development opportunities 
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • Company Pension and life assurance 

About us: 

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £250m, employs over 350 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets. As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. As a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is close to our hearts. 

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain, and our end consumers. 

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience? 

Please send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Katie Brown, HR Manager at [email protected] 



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