Commercial Director

Job Location


Published By

BPIC Network

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

22 October 2021, 16:00:00

About the job

We are working with one of the UK’s largest house building companies to successfully recruit a Commercial Director based in Sunderland with remote / home working and site visits.

The successful candidate will  implement the regional business strategy for delivering efficient cost control and procurement needs in line with business unit targets. Monitor all contractual issues, reviewing costs on a continuing basis, identifying and realising cost saving opportunities. Overseeing material and subcontract procurement. Be a proactive member of the local board of management and successfully manage staff in the Commercial team.


Some primary responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other Directors in the commercial management of the business.

  • Constantly monitor commercial viability of schemes throughout the development stage.

  • Liaise with design/engineering teams to maximise value improvement

  • 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.

  • Raise awareness of the need to effectively manage a regime of cost control with the 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 the Board.

  • 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.

Proactive member of local Board to:

  • Involvement in and understanding of other functions within the local management team.

  • As part of the 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.


Knowledge, skills and experience required / preferred:

  • Previous experience of working with a Developer would be an advantage but not essential

  • Broader Construction and or Manufacturing experience could be considered

  • Prior Commercial success of business from viability to successful project delivery

  • Prior Senior Management level experience in a Commercial role required

  • Must demonstrate the ability to manage staff.


Competitive salary

About us

BPIC working on behalf of our client. Our mission is to increase the participation of black and ethnic individuals in the industry whilst also empowering and educating individuals along the way. We champion the importance of diversity within the industry by directly providing solutions for organisations to create inclusive work environments and attract a diverse workforce. The network is dedicated to delivering solutions for participants that work in all areas of the industry from major infrastructure projects, fit-outs, SMEs to specialist professions that support our industry such as tech, law & finance.