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Commercial Manager

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £80k - 85k per year + Car package, bonus, pension
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Residential
  • Contact: Paul Wilkinson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 832 7577
  • Expiry Date: 30 May 2024
  • Job Ref: 407114PWI

My clients are looking to appoint a Commercial Manager on a permanent basis. My clients are a 5-star housebuilder with an excellent reputation in the market.

The Commercial Manager is responsible for leading and managing the commercial team, providing hands on support and guidance to ensure a practical and cost-effective commercial service is performed.

Principal accountabilities of the role include:

  • Liaise with the senior commercial and technical teams, taking a holistic approach to managing challenges and issues
  • Support the Commercial Director in leading, motivating and effectively communicating to the commercial team to ensure that they are fully engaged to achieve best performance to meet the needs of the business
  • Support the Commercial Director to effectively manage the Division’s commercial function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled, reported and projected accurately, the department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the Division’s operating profit and increases the value added to the Division
  • Ensure all build costs are current and correctly appraised. Support with building an accurate cost assessment across all current and future phases, including the site wide infrastructure, and ensure these are included in the viability, working closely and managing the procurement team to ensure the cost database is up to date
  • Work closely with the finance team to incorporate the commercial viabilities and appraisals into the Division’s whole site Financial Cash Flow Model
  • Support the team in the management of procuring sub-contractor and supplier orders and adhere to authorisations in line with Group policy and procedures, taking the lead with any disputes and more complex commercial discussions
  • Manage the commercial team in the preparation of monthly valuations for current and future phases and infrastructure account, ready to present to the Commercial Director and Group Commercial team in accordance with Group policy and procedures
  • Liaise with the appropriate members of the senior management team to establish sale prices for new budgets, prepare and evaluate fees/services budget and discuss sales and construction preliminaries
  • Liaise with Divisional Commercial Director / Group Commercial Team on all margin improvement initiatives and strategies
  • Assist in the preparation of board information, as well as attending and reporting/presenting

Experience, Qualifications, and skills

  • Extensive experience working at a commercial management level within the housebuilding industry
  • A good level of knowledge and understanding of Valuation & Budgeting Systems (COINS) would be an advantage
  • Health & Safety/CDM Regulations, LABC/NHBC requirements, Building Regulations and other associated legislation connected with both house and flat construction
  • Experience of effectively leading and managing a team
  • Qualified as a Quantity Surveyor with a related degree or HNC/HND in a built environment subject with relevant experience, preferably Quantity Surveying
  • CSCS card or equivalent
  • Current full driving licence
  • Strong communication, listening and presentation skills. 
  • Team player essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Methodical, conscientious, organised and works to deliver high standards
  • The ability to recognise problems and deal with them in a speedy and effective manner
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate a team
  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and delegate effectively
  • IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems within the commercial environment

Package and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive car allowance
  • Optional salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Competitive annual bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the ability to purchase up to 5 additional holiday days per annum
  • Access to discounts and benefits portal
  • ShareSave Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life assurance

For more information on this role please contact Paul Wilkinson on the number supplied or via email on