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Commercial Manager


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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Our regional commercial teams are integral to the successful delivery of every Taylor Wimpey site. The function serves as the linchpin between our Technical and Production functions and makes the reality of a Taylor Wimpey development come to life. The Commercial Manager position within the commercial team is a varied management role that focuses on ensuring the consistently high performance of the team, setting realistic but challenging targets, providing strategy and focus for the team and keeping the team in line with the overall plans of the Taylor Wimpey business. It also reports directly into the regional Commercial Director.

You will become part of a dynamic team responsible for all procurement, commercial and contractual aspects of the Business Unit. The role entails interfacing with all staff involved in the project including, but not limited to, external consultants, main contractors, external suppliers and JV / Development partners.

The role will help set targets and goals across the commercial department and ensuring that plans are in place to deliver those goals. Management, motivation and training of staff across the commercial function.  And to maintain the business culture and control framework within the boundaries set out in the Operating Framework and Taylor Wimpey CDM processes.

What you will do:

Resource Management

  • Manage the quantity surveying 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.
  • Monitor and evaluate subcontract performance and take any appropriate action.
  • Work with all subcontractors to negotiate best deals where appropriate and work with other departments to improve cost effectiveness.

Full Commercial Management of Housing Projects

  • 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 on a competitive tender basis.
  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare and present information for P&L meetings.
  • Maintain the development budgets both in COINS and BoQ.


Monitoring and Cost Reporting

  • 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.
  • Report on Value Improvement actions through Quarterly Value Improvement Meetings.
  • Manage, monitor external Project Managers Infrastructure Valuations and TW internal cost to complete reports and reflect latest estimates of incurred and forecast expenditure.


Scheduling and Quantifying Materials and Labour

  • Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit analysis.
  • Responsible for subcontractor payments, variation orders and day works.
  • Undertake valuations of production at budgeted cost on a monthly basis and split the cost of profit completions and potential future profit to estimate a value for work in progress.


  • Be aware of all codes of practice that have a commercial impact i.e. building regulations, HSE, NHBC etc.
  • Attend pre-start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required under the Company’s Operating Framework.
  • Undertake regular site visits.
  • Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director.

What you will have:

  • 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).
  • Managing a Team.

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work: 

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence  
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 the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA 

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.

What we will offer you:

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. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability. 
Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.   
We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company. 

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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