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Senior Commercial Manager


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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 Senior Commercial manager and Commercial Director.

You will support the Senior Commercial Manager in setting targets and goals across the commercial department and ensuring that plans are in place to deliver those goals. Manage, motivate and train staff across the commercial function.

To maintain the business culture and control framework within the boundaries set out in the Operating Framework, the Commercial Manual, P.M.I.P. processes and other Taylor Wimpey CDM processes.

You will be responsible for liaising with other departments within the business unit in order to ensure a smooth process from land acquisition, to proceeding on site to forming the site start budget.  In accordance with Taylor Wimpey procedures. 

What you will do:

Resource Management:

  • Manage the Quantity Surveying and Buying activities in order that procurement and cost reporting are aligned within the COINS framework and all processes and controls in accordance with the commercial manual and signing authority.
  • Ensure adequate resources are on site to commence build in line with Development Programmes.
  • Ensure that developments and contractor tenders are properly reviewed, appraised and value engineered to ensure best value for Taylor Wimpey. From land Purchase to being live on site.  
  • Monitor and evaluate subcontract performance and take any appropriate action.
  • Work with all subcontractors and suppliers to negotiate best deals where appropriate and work with other departments to improve cost effectiveness.
  • Ensure all Taylor Wimpey “group deals” are included within the site budget.
  • Work on delivering the best possible headline margin without compromising on Health and Safety. 

Full Commercial Management, monitoring & cost reporting of Housing Projects:

  • Assist Land team with LPE’s, estimating and completing land purchase exercise viability and financial pack if bid is successful
  • 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.
  • Provide a detailed cost budget and share with Site Manager at the appropriate time.
  • Ensure good cost control and cost management within the business. 
  • Ensure a smooth handover from estimating to Surveying / Buying. 
  • Ensure that all of the correct tender documentation is issued when a development is being procured. 
  • Ensure a good level of cost reporting and ensure that any cost issues are investigated promptly, so that any required action can be taken to mitigate the impact. 
  • Be fully aware of the risk & possible reward on the developments in order to keep the commercial director informed.
  • Review CVRs with QS’s and buyers.  Ensuring the site costs to complete are correct.
  • Ensure all correct contract / CDM documentation is in place and included in the site files.
  • Ensure all contractors have a framework agreement.  
  • Carry out full CVR process and prepare & present information for P&L meetings, where a lead role should be taken.  Ensuring that the correct paperwork is in place. 
  • Ensure surveyor’s & buyers maintain development budgets in COINs and BOQ. 
  • Attend site & meetings when Quantity Surveyors are unavailable. 
  • Assist in managing and agreeing Housing Association contracts.
  • Take responsibility for all SIT and ATP submission packs, ensuring DMD approval of all documents in good time.
  • Report on value improvement actions through quarterly value improvement meetings.  
  • Manage and monitor external project managers and quantity surveyors on infrastructure contracts, ensuring the QS is updating the TW internal cost to complete reports and any risk is being reported.
  • Prepare Work in Progress (WIP) projection for annual budget and monthly review. 
  • Work with the options co-ordinator to ensure all options are ordered and the contractors are aware.
  • Undertake a Peer review of the CVRs.

Scheduling and Quantifying Materials and Labour:

  • Monitor and explain subcontractor cost movements.
  • Approve all monthly payments to subcontractors. Ensuring variations and dayworks are reviewed. 
  • Ensure HA valuations are submitted, and payment is received. 
  • Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director.


  • To include the duties and responsibilities of a Senior QS when and where required.
  • Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director.
  • Be aware of all codes of practice that have a commercial impact ie building regs, NHBC, HSE etc
  • Attend PMIP, Pre-start, specification and any other relevant meetings.
  • Attend board meeting when the CD is off.
  • Undertake regular site visits. 
  • Embrace and engage with requirements of both External and Internal Audit teams.
  • Undertake performance appraisals and produce personal development plans. 

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 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.

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

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.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
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.

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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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