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Commercial Manager / Suffolk / 85K

  • Sector: Surveying & Cost Consultancy
  • Location: Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £80,000 - £85,000 plus package
Job description

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join an award winning privately owned main contractor from their successful offices in Suffolk.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the delivery of a brand-new Housing Division in the region. As a new venture your focus will be to take full responsibility of housing projects in the area whilst reporting into the Regional Director. You will lead this brand-new division and take full control delivering new build housing projects from start to finish.

For this role, it is essential that you can demonstrate a proven track record working as a Commercial Manager on new build housing schemes. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the work of the Surveying team and take responsibility for achieving targets in relation to accurate build cost assessments of acquired land acquisitions, budget control throughout development, cost overruns within tolerance levels, and ensuring sites accord with Group procedures.
  • Accurate costing and preparation of budgets for each aspect of site development.
  • Contribute to the conceptual designs/options for the determination of site values.
  • Identify and procure sub-contractors, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate, and the procurement of goods and materials.
  • Implement a payments system for the payment of sub-contractors and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Support the Commercial Director in ensuring that the Commercial team are fully resourced and well directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the department's workload
  • Deliver projects £50m - £250m in value.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • You will have experience of working directly for a house builder, specifically volume house building projects.
  • A proven track record in a similar role i.e. Senior Surveyor or Commercial Manager looking for a step up.
  • Experience of managing budgets and costs.
  • Comfortable reporting into the board.

In Return:

They offer an opportunity to work on some of the region’s most exciting new housing developments, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. Benefits package includes 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Healthcare
  • Phone, laptop


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.