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Current Opportunities


Closing Date - 14 January 2022


Commercial Business Manager
  • Award winning national architecture & design practice
  • Newly created leadership role
  • Innovative, creative and inclusive workplace culture

Gray Puksand is a rapidly expanding national architecture and integrated design practice with studios in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane. Their commitment to client services and open communication enables a seamless transition through all stages of project development, ensuring original aspirations are realised in the final architectural solution.


In this pivotal role reporting to the National Managing Partner and liaising closely with the Board and Regional Leaders, you will act as a conduit between the Partners and functional teams, ensuring that effective business systems and operations are managed to support the ongoing growth of the practice.


You will be involved in driving a number of key initiatives including establishing a succession strategy beyond the current shareholder group, securing sources of capital to support business growth, potential Mergers & Acquisitions, improve operational efficiencies and business planning to support sector diversification.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the Corporate Services team including Finance, Operations, People & Culture, Technology & IT, Communications and Studio Coordinators  

  • Managing the delivery of monthly Practice Reporting across the firm

  • Effectively managing all major supplier contracts

  • Reviewing, compiling and developing business reporting and analytics for presentation to Board & Partners

  • Business management and financial performance in accordance with agreed budgets and strategies

  • Ensuring adequate insurance coverage, risk management and contract review processes are maintained

  • Assisting with legal issues in coordination with the relevant corporate services areas

  • Supporting high level real estate matters including negotiating leases and new premises

  • Overseeing the external IT contract management

  • Ensuring all BCP/Disaster Recover, Security and related IT risk management is managed to ensure minimal business effects in the event of an occurrence


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • An understanding of Architectural Services or related project based professional services

  • Proven career in management with experience leading teams and projects

  • Strategic thinker with strong business and commercial acumen

  • Strong understanding of financial management, analytics and reporting

  • Qualification in Business Management, Finance or a related discipline

  • An empowering, approachable and supportive leadership style

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, easily able to converse with both the Board and Corporate Services team

  • Strong integrity and character, able to reflect the practice’s values and approach

If you are an engaging leader who is keen to be integral to the ongoing success of this highly respected practice, then contact Peter Dakin on 0408 330 046 for a confidential discussion or forward your application letter and CV to