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Commercial Manager

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Slough, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £75,000 - £85,000

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Job description

We are working with a leading regional house builder in Slough, who due to continued success are looking to recruit a Commercial Manager to help deliver medium sized housing projects in Berkshire. The Commercial Manager will report to the Commercial Director and will be responsible for being the commercial lead for house building developments across Bucks, Oxford and Berkshire. The business are well established and have been in operation for 15 years with low turnover of staff.

Commercial awareness, cost planning and the ability to carry out accurate cost / value forecasting and risk management is essential along with excellent communication and procurement skills. Experience in negotiating and agreeing both contract sums and conditions with clients is also required.

This opportunity will allow you to help manage a range of fantastic projects whilst leading and undertaking a substantial wealth of responsibilities and reporting directly to the company directors. You will be managing site development and the attainment of targets by conducting commercial cost appraisals and viability/feasibility analysis, managing sub-contractors, materials and goods, preparing and monitoring site costs and budgets and ensuring site set-up health and safety.

Salary is £75,000 - £85,000 plus package including bonus, car allowance, mileage and pension.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Subcontract Tendering/Procurement including tender analysis for approval
  • Pre-Order Meetings and Placing Subcontract Order Packages
  • Material Procurement from Enquiry to Bulk Order
  • Interim Subcontract Payments throughout project through to settlement of Final Account
  • Monthly Cost Reporting against Project Specific Budgets including analysis of variances and projection of Cost to Complete
  • Working with Production and Technical Teams to ensure value for money solutions for the full build process
  • Review the monthly cost reports and Cost to Completes with relevant Surveyor
  • Prepare the monthly Commercial Report for inclusion in Board Report
  • Report on relevant KPI’s to monitor business performance

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Relevant house building experience
  • Proven negotiation/communication skills
  • The ability to work closely with the other disciplines in the organisation (Technical/Production/Sales) to deliver value-driven high-quality developments within defined timescales
  • The ability to manage workloads and other Team members within defined deadlines
  • A structured approach to cost control and reporting
  • Proficient IT skills, in particular, the use of MS Office and Excel

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.