Job Title: Commercial Manager
Business: Taylor Wimpey
Location: Taylor Wimpey South West Thames
Reports to: Commercial Director
Direct Reports: Buyers
Main Interfaces All staff involved in site development External suppliers of
materials and labour
To negotiate and procure all materials, labour and plant to ensure that the business’ unit output
programme is carried out professionally and within budget.
To align the quantity surveying activities with those of the procurement function.
Ensure adequate resources on site to build the product in accordance with the planned
programme. Monitor and evaluate subcontract performance and take any appropriate action.
Management, motivation and training of staff involved in the commercial function.
1. Resource Management
Liase with the Sales and Design and Planning Departments with regard to specification on a
site-by-site basis, advise on cost and availability of materials and products and produce
Liase with Production Management in respect of the programming and delivery of material
supplies and subcontract trades.
2. Scheduling and quantifying materials and labour
Prepare material schedules from house type drawings and liase with site management on any
later amendments and revisions.
Negotiate and place orders with labour and material subcontractors/suppliers on a competitive
Ensure all specifications and programmes are complied with and that quality is not
Negotiate and place orders for hiring any plant e.g. forklifts, dumpers etc and maintain a plant
register where appropriate.
Monitor invoicing procedures and resolve any issues in conjunction with the Finance
Work with all suppliers to negotiate best deals where appropriate and work with other
departments to improve cost effectiveness.
3. Monitor and evaluate stock, quality of materials and subcontract performance.
Oversee site stock on a regular basis.
Monitor material quality and the performance of suppliers and subcontractors in conjunction
with site based staff.
Provide feedback to suppliers and subcontractors outlining where an unacceptable standard of
materials or performance has been identified.
4. 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.
Provide a detailed cost budget and share with Site Manager at the appropriate time.
Detail a labour cost schedule including anticipated target hours.
Maintain schedules of quantities and price them individually for prime cost budget.
Manage the adoption process of public works.
5. Monitor and report costs
Complete the apportionment of total prime costs to individual plots and produce a profit
Monitor and explain subcontractor cost movements.
Responsible for subcontractor payments, variation orders and day works and settlement of final
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.
Report on savings and excesses against budget costs to the Director.
Forecast final accounts.
Ensure aware of continuing product development in light of changes in legislation i.e. building
Attend pre start, specification and any other relevant meeting as required under the Company’s
Growing Wiser procedure.
Undertake regular site visits.
Any other duties as required by the Commercial Director.
Attention to detail
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.
Managing a Team.
If you would like to be considered for the role please send your CV to Yvonne Koraltan
(email@example.com) by Wednesday 30 May 2012
Please advise your Line Manager if applying for this role.