Commercial Manager - Warrington

Date added: Monday, 09 July 2018
Closing date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Regional office: North West
Location: Warrington
Job Type: Commercial
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Commercial Manager

An opportunity has come up for an experienced Commercial Manager to join a fantastic growing Commercial Team.


We are currently looking for an individual who has natural leadership, negotiation and motivation skills, exceptional attention to detail as well as planning expertise to manage, motivate and train staff across the commercial function; setting targets and goals over the department and ensuring that plans are in place to deliver those goals.


Already an accomplished Commercial Manager demonstrating excellent business acumen you will be able to develop the commercial team to fulfil individual performance potential at the same time as to maintain the business culture and control framework within the boundaries set out in the Operating Framework and Taylor Wimpey CDM processes.


The Role:

  • Manage the quantity surveying and buying activities in order that procurement and cost reporting are aligned within the COINS framework.

  • Ensure adequate resources are on site to commence build in line with development programmes and site budgets.

  • Work with all suppliers to negotiate best deals where appropriate and work with other departments to improve cost effectiveness.

  • Calculate all the prime costs on developments within the business, reporting any movements in the costs since the preparation of the land purchase exercise. Prime costs to include but not restricted to house pricing, labour costs, site work operations and remediation work.

  • Negotiate and place orders with labour and material subcontractors/suppliers on a competitive tender basis.

  • Provide a detailed cost budget and share with Site Manager at the appropriate time.

  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare and present information for P&L meetings.

  • Attend site and carry out valuation/payment ticks.

  • Assist in finalising/agreeing/managing Housing Association contracts.

  • Monitor the performance of suppliers and subcontractors in conjunction with site based staff and provide feedback to suppliers and subcontractors outlining where an unacceptable standard of materials or performance has been identified.

  • Manage, monitor external Project Managers Infrastructure Valuations and TW internal cost to complete reports and reflect latest estimates of incurred and forecast expenditure.

  • Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit analysis.

  • Monitor and explain subcontractor cost movements.

  • Responsible for subcontractor payments, variation orders and day works.

  • Be aware of all codes of practice that have a commercial impact i.e. building regulations, HSE, NHBC etc.

The Person:

  • Strong knowledge of all buying and quantity surveying activities.

  • Good knowledge of Building Regulations, NHBC and Health and Safety requirements.

  • Wide experience in the procurement and purchase of materials and sub contract labour.

  • IT literate (COINS system preferable).

In order to be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

The role will require regular travel with the successful candidate undertaking site visits, attending business units and Group meetings as well as any other duties required by the Commercial Director.

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 


The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all of the following

Criminal records (DBS);

Credit reference



The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.


The Company:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Our vision is to become the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality. We build over 10,000 homes each year, from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom houses all across the country.

Our people are passionate about the house building industry and about our customers. Culturally we pride ourselves in having a diverse work force with an opportunity to grow a career in a variety of environments. We look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in so if you are looking to join a thriving company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.

Internal applicants – please advise your Line Manager if applying for this role.