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Commercial Director

Summary
Sunderland
Permanent
Full-time

Vacancy Filled

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 Director position within the commercial team is a senior role that focuses on setting out, and successfully implementing, the regional business strategy for delivering efficient cost control and procurement needs in line with business unit targets. The role sits on the regional business unit board and will play an active part in setting the regional strategy as well as managing all members of the local commercial team.

What you will do:

Implement regional business strategy for design and procurement needs

  • Work closely with other Directors in the commercial management of the business.
  • Constantly monitor the commercial viability of schemes throughout the development stage.
  • Effectively communicating the business unit strategy to the department and monitoring progress against targets.
  • Contribute to defining and developing procurement strategy.
  • Liaise with design/engineering teams to maximise value improvement

Monitor all contractual issues

  • Implement and manage effective placement of subcontractor orders.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place to manage the financial aspects of a number of projects.
  • Control the scheduling and purchasing of materials.
  • Contribute to development budgets.

Review and monitor costs on a continuing basis

  • Raise awareness of the need to effectively manage a regime of cost control with local board.
  • Prepare regular reports for the MD illustrating the financial situation of various projects in relation to budgets, highlighting any issues/risks.
  • Reconcile monthly costs reports for presentation to Board.

Management and motivation of Commercial

  • Ensure that an effective departmental structure is in place to deliver business unit strategy.
  • Manage and motivate Surveyors, Buyers and Estimators.
  • Ability to understand the key drivers for effective staff motivation.
  • Must have sufficient skills to identify staff weaknesses and implement change where necessary.
  • Ensure regular performance reviews take place within the Team.

Proactive member of local Board

  • Involvement in and understanding of other functions within local management team.
  • As part of management team, responsible for health and safety risk assessment and customer care issues within the business.
  • Take responsibility for achieving business targets including land bank, profit, return on capital and sales.
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Managing Director
  • Drive forward and attend Concept, Pre-tender, Pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required under the Company’s operating framework.
  • Develop Team relationships to ensure effective communication is achieved and maintained.

 What you will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience at senior management experience within a commercial function
  • Previous experience of working with a developer
  • An ability to demonstrate a capability to manage a large number of direct reports
  • An ability to demonstrate a strong strategic approach to commercials

Individuals seeking employment 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
Healthcare
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

To all employment agencies

Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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