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Commercial Manager - New Homes

Competitive
Location

York

Contract type

Full Time

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Commercial Manager

York

New Build Housing developer

Howells are currently recruiting for one of the country's most successful Housing Developers who are looking to recruit an organised and driven Commercial Manager for their Yorkshire office. They are a multi awarded winning business with a reputation for providing fantastic training, development and progression.

The Commercial team deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including quantity surveying, estimating, procurement and material buying.

Commercial Manager Key Duties:

  • Oversee the compilation of all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports as required, including completing the reports if necessary
  • Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the company may employ, as well as a sound knowledge of latest regulations, codes of practice and NHBC requirements
  • Manage the work of the surveyors including ensuring that the surveyors receive the required training and mentorship for them to learn and thrive in their responsibilities
  • Responsibility for all cost control procedures, working within the guidelines set out within the Group policies and procedures including managing and controlling the budget and valuations by always updating the estimated final costs, and having the ability to show absolute cost and value reconciliation
  • Ensure that the Commercial teams 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
  • Contribute to the conceptual designs/options to ensure the design is kept within the budgeted values
  • Liaise with Cost Planning, Buying and Technical to ensure accurate budget preparation
  • Be responsible for production of the Site Start budget, liaising with all Departments to ensure document is completed on time to allow the construction to commence, and Sales to start marketing, and to ensure compliance with Group Policies and Procedures
  • Be actively involved in value engineering, including updating Group and Regional site review documents, to ensure we achieve best value
  • Be responsible for budget control throughout a development; managing cost overruns within contingency levels
  • Supervise costing for each aspect of site development
  • Analyse and report on costs and cash flow using the support systems available
  • Audit all subcontractor recommendations to ensure compliance with Group policies and procedures
  • Oversee Subcontract orders, payments and variations in line with Group policy and procedures
  • If necessary, process Subcontract orders, payments and variations, using Excel and Group payment system (COINS) in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Evaluate and agree variations and instructions, always aware of budgetary constraints, and ensuring that approval is obtained prior to agreement of variations in excess of the respective allowances
  • Be aware of new materials and methods of construction which the business may employ
  • Liaise with site personnel and subcontractors in order to maximise productivity
  • Attend all project and team meetings as required, and present the Commercial position to the meeting
  • Compile and Present valuations at Divisional valuation meetings
  • Be responsible for accurately controlling all commercial aspects and responsibilities with regards to the RSL
  • Be aware of all codes of practice that impact on estimating e.g. Building Regulations, NHBC requirements, HSE, Code for Sustainable Homes.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors a required
  • Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures

Commercial Manager Salary and Benefits:

You will be working for a modern, forward-thinking business; that believes the strengths, skills and personalities of their people are the key to the groups success. This is a full time, permanent role for which you will receive a competitive salary and bonus scheme as well as role dependant additional benefits below:

  • Company Car or Cash Allowance
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Private Medical Insurance - Single Cover
  • 26 days holiday rising to 29 with long service
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies

To be considered for this Commercial Manager role, please apply and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV. Alternatively contact us on (phone number removed).

Howells Solutions are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Howells Solutions acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies.

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