Commercial Manager

Job description


Commercial Manager

Dandara was established in 1988 from the desire to provide innovative homes and commercial properties, which would offer real value for money without compromising on design, durability or quality. Today Dandara is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awards for design and quality – and it’s all thanks to the vision and passion of our dedicated team.

Dandara are opening a brand new region close to Southampton to compliment our existing regions in the South East of England. With exciting new developments to be built in the South Home Counties this will be a great opportunity for someone to join Dandara and really make your mark. You will be reporting directly to the Operations Director with direct responsibility for successfully managing all commercial aspects of the future and current developments. Initially a ‘hands-on’ role, future expansion of the office and management team shall evolve the role into a leadership and managerial orientated position.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Produce and/or manage and lead external cost consultants to provide accurate cost plans, within tight timescales, at land acquisition, planning and build budget stages.
  • Liaison with the Land department to ensure a financial review is undertaken of all planning drawings prior to submission to the Planning Authority.
  • Produce/review acquisition feasibility reports as necessary.
  • Liaison with the technical team to review of all Building Regulation and working drawing packages for value engineering and procurement requirement purposes.
  • Attendance of design team meetings to provide design change cost implications and suggestions of value engineering alternatives.
  • Review sales/technical specifications to ensure materials and products comply with budgeted allowances.
  • Provide expenditure reports as necessary from the point of the initial design conception to establish cost certainty.
  • Report to the Managing, Commercial and Construction Director with regard to financial aspects of all developments.
  • Provide financial advice during the construction of the developments to the construction team.
  • Continually monitor and control costs and be proactive in the cost management of each development.
  • Manage and control expenditure of the Sales department, providing cost information with regard to purchasers extra where required.
  • Authorise budgetary expenditure and expenditure additional to budgeted allowances.
  • To build, develop and manage a team of committed site based project surveyors who will place all subcontract orders, calculate and generate payments, control, monitor and report on the site build costs once schemes have commenced.
  • Responsibility for managing material order placement procedures and establishing a team of material buyers as developments become live and require material procurement.

About You

You will have experience, at Commercial Manager level, working for a recognised house builder, ideally on the South Coast. Commercially aware, ideally degree educated in a surveying related subject and be a true team player.