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Job Ref:  204782658
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Nationwide
13/10/2016 03:19
We are currently seeking to appoint a Group Commercial Manager.

The role can be carried out from any preferred Bovis Regional Office.

The post holder will assist the Regional Commercial Teams to ensure that all processes are carried out in accordance with our Commercial Best Practice. To record, monitor and report on group wide standard build costs. Identify cost savings and promote the integration of cost saving initiatives across the business.

Main responsibilities:

- Collect data on a regular basis to benchmark regional core costs and recycle group cost data to the regional teams.
- Monitor Group Customer Care & Regional 'Q6' Cost Reporting.
- Review when required, management paper controls / orders over £500k / TES sign off's / Regional Pre Aqu viabilities.
- Maintain a 'cost monitor' for group wide variation costs as well as group wide cost savings.
- Facilitate the link between Regional Commercial Teams and our supply chain partners to ensure the groups changing needs are met.
- Attend quarterly Commercial Directors Meetings to share best practice and engage all regions in any proposed changes.
- Ensure the accurate compilation of data for the evaluation of products and building methods.
- Prepare housing range core schedules of materials together with cost information.
- Maintain the update cost plan and communicate to regional Commercial Teams.
- Investigate methods of reducing waste
- Assist with the regular Trade Specification and Group General Spec updates
- Regular Management Paper updates, providing clarity to the regions on the mandatory processes and audit requirements.
- The efficient running of regional commercial administration, identifying any non-compliance to company policies / procedures, as well as rectifying / resolving problems encountered.
- To assist the Regional Commercial Teams to ensure that all processes are carried out in accordance with the Commercial Best Practice Manual, the Company`s Health, Safety & Environmental Policy, and the company`s Management paper.
- Promote the expansion and maintenance of good working relations with all internal and external stakeholders.
- To make a positive contribution towards the planned expansion of the Company, with particular emphasis upon increased profits and return on capital employed, and the development / setting of appropriate budgets and forecasts.
- Assist with training and inductions for senior member of the regional commercial teams
- Identify non-compliance and rectify / resolve problems.
- Assist the Regions with supply chain issues and help source alt suppliers if / when required.
- Provide and maintain standard trade and material schedules for core house types.
- Maintain a library of core material costs for use within the Regions.
- Providing support to the Regional Commercial teams in maintaining a consistent way of reporting and forecasting costs.
- The standardisation of the primary Commercial Processes and maintain a Best Practice guide for the Regional Commercial Teams.
- Ensure you keep up to date with legislation changes, and attend training as required by the Company.
- Conduct regular team meetings, ensuring the encouragement of two way communication, reporting any key issues to the Group Finance Director.
- Maintain open lines of communication with colleagues across all regions.
- Ensure all relevant stakeholders are informed of key departmental developments.


- At least 5 years` experience working within a residential house builder.
- A good understanding of building regulations and legal obligations.
- A good knowledge of traditional construction methods and materials.
- Experience with non-traditional construction methods and non-standard housing / apartment development.
- Strong mathematical and IT ability.
- Ability to assess and analyse information effectively.
- Thorough understanding of budget management.
- Excellent negotiating and networking skills.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Ability to work under pressure, and to tight deadlines.
- Accuracy with an attention to detail.
- Excellent team building / working skills.
- Ethical, honest, and possessing discretion.
- A decision maker with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
- Capable of strategic vision.

Relevant qualifications:

- HNC, or equivalent, in Surveying or Construction.
- Degree in Surveying, Building or similar desirable.
- Member of MCIOB or RICS desirable.

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please submit your CV, cover letter and salary expectation to (Email Removed)

Closing date for applications is: midday 1 November 2016
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