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Commercial Manager

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £75-100k
Job description

We are looking for a Commercial Manger for a leading Yorkshire based House Builder.

Key Responsibilities:

Increase Trade Contractor Base

  • Identify new Trade Contractor Partners
  • Meet and explain the Homes culture and ‘all-risk’ packaging
  • Obtain prices on standard house types on partnering agreement
  • Improve relationships with existing Trade Contractors, resolve issues that may arise and communicate requirements

‘All-risk’ Civil Engineering Procurement

  • Tender for ‘all risk’ Road, Sewers and Plot work
  • Negotiate best value packages
  • Present for approval
  • Ensure completed developments are adopted by statutory authorities

Build & Develop The Team

  • Prepare and review Succession & Development Plans
  • Plan resource requirements and recruit new staff
  • Support Training & Development Plans, coach and mentor the team   

Procure New Site Starts

  • Pre-start planning
  • Ensure timely delivery of technical and design information
  • Provide commercial input into pre-start meetings
  • Provide commercial input into pre-start presentations

Cost Planning

  • Produce feasibilities for land negotiations (‘Cap Ex 1’)
  • Update feasibilities throughout the planning process
  • Produce detailed cost plan for inclusion within ‘Cap Ex 2’ 
  • Produce Site-start Budget
  • Produce annual ‘Bible’ costs
  • Investigate commercial viability of all modern methods of construction

Monitor & Control Build Costs

  • Oversee ‘Cost-to-complete’ reporting
  • Manage the implementation of new house types
  • Support and assist as necessary with the group drive for efficiency savings
  • Provide commercial input to innovations
  • Ensure trade specifications are current and comply with building regulations 

Skills/Knowledge and Experience

  • Confident oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel knowledge
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management
  • Previous experience of working for house builder
  • Experience of contract law
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Communicate effectively with all those who have a stake in the work
  • Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to negotiate and influence 
  • Mentor and support others and the ability to manage a team
  • Confident
  • Self motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Good verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Resilient
  • Minimum NVQ Level 4 in Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • Grad IOSH
  • Grad IEMA
  • NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational
  • Health & Safety
  • MSC Occupational Health and Safety
  • Chartered Membership IOSH
  • Chartered Membership IEMA


Please contact Mike Hardy at

TDM Recruitment Group is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

TDM Recruitment Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.