Commercial Director

Specific Location
City Park, Manchester


Hours of Work
You will be expected to work such hours as are necessary to fulfil your duties and as a minimum 37.5 hours per week.

Barratt David Wilson, Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes

Contract Type

Closing Date
27 January 2019

Commercial Director

Summary of Role:

As Commercial Director you will support site development and the attainment of targets by ensuring/managing: commercial cost appraisals and viability/ feasibility analysis; the procurement of sub-contractors, materials and goods; the preparation and monitoring of site costs and budgets; and site set-up health and safety and including all technical, engineering and architectural aspects of the business from land acquisition through to site completions and final adoptions.


  • Lead and take responsibility for achieving targets in relation to: accurate build cost assessments of potential acquisitions and acquired land; budget control throughout development; and cost overruns within tolerance levels.
  • Accurate costing and preparation of budgets for each aspect of site development.
  • Manage the technical support systems to analyse and report on costs and cash flow vs budget.
  • Undertake accurate viability/feasibility studies to support decision-making in site acquisition and development.
  • Manage an effective system for the identification and procurement of sub-contractors, using Group Tender procedures where appropriate, and the procurement of goods and materials and designs.
  • Manage a payments system for the payment of sub-contractors, consultants and the supply of goods and materials in line with Group policy and procedures.
  • Ensure the Commercial 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.
  • Appropriate reporting to the MD and Divisional Board in line with the standard format and schedule
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Proven track record in similar role or at the level of Senior Quantity Surveyor or Commercial Manager.
  • Highly numerate, able to gather, interpret and present data to facilitate modelling for development.
  • Strong IT skills, working knowledge of computer systems within the commercial environment, i.e. project management/payment and valuation software.
  • Experience of managing budgets/cost control, and planning, prioritising and organising work to meet targets
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the major functions associated with a Technical Department and how they can impact on the on-site profitability and development
  • Self-confident, decisive, resilient and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • A lateral and innovative thinker, an original problem-solver.
  • A motivational team-leader focused on managing, coaching and developing the Commercial and technical teams to achieve their full potential. 

What About the Benefits Package?

  • Competitive base salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance – Family Cover
  • Annual Medical Assessment
  • Company Car / Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday
  • Money Purchase Pension Scheme
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
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