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Commercial Director

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At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success, and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that values and respects difference combined with creating a safe and inclusive working environment for all colleagues. This means we are positive about making adjustments as well as providing flexible working and we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. There is an exciting opportunity to join Bellway, one of the UK’s largest house builders. Our East Midlands Division, located is looking to recruit a Commercial Director to join the team. The Role The role of Commercial Director is responsible for leading and managing the Division’s Commercial function whilst ensuring a practical and cost-effective commercial service is performed. This includes taking overall responsibility for all expenditure and controlling costs in addition to taking a strategic view from land acquisition through to customer care initiatives. Principal accountabilities of the Commercial Director role include: Effectively work as part of the senior management team and take a holistic approach to managing challenges and issues. Lead, motivate, communicate and develop the commercial team to ensure that they are fully engaged to achieve best performance to meet the needs of the business. Effectively manage the Division’s commercial function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled, the department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the Division’s operating profit and increases the value added to the Division. Ensure all build costs are current and correctly appraised. Build accurate cost assessment for planned land acquisition and ensure these are included in the land appraisal. Manage the process of procuring sub-contractor and supplier orders and authorise in line with Group policy and procedures. Agree monthly valuations with the Chief Surveyor/Surveyor and present valuations to the Managing Director and Group Commercial Manager in accordance with Group policy and procedures. Liaise with the appropriate members of the senior management team to establish sale prices for new budgets, prepare and evaluate fees/services budget and discuss sales and construction preliminaries. Production of appraisals and build expenditure for inclusion in the Divisional budget. Provide accurate progress updates and regular reports to the Managing Director. Liaise with Group Commercial Director on all margin improvement initiatives and strategies. Experience, Qualifications and Skills Experience Extensive experience working at a senior level within the housebuilding industry as either a Head of Commercial / Commercial Director or equivalent running numerous projects simultaneously. A good level of knowledge and understanding of Valuation & Budgeting Systems, Health & Safety/CDM Regulations, LABC/NHBC requirements, Building Regulations and other associated legislation connected with both house and flat construction. Experience of effectively leading and managing a team. Qualifications and Training Qualified as a Quantity Surveyor related degree level or HNC/HND in a built environment subject with relevant experience. CSCS card or equivalent Current full driving licence. Skills and Aptitude Strong communication, listening and presentation skills. Excellent attention to detail Methodical, conscientious, organised and works to deliver high standards. The ability to recognise problems and deal with them in a speedy and effective manner. Ability to manage and motivate a team. Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and delegate effectively. IT literate and the ability to adapt to new systems within the technical environment. Committed to diversity and inclusion The Role and Working Conditions Office based role with regular travel to development sites and for meetings. Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked. Core hours Please note this role is subject to a basic DBS and financial pre-employment checks In return we can offer you: Competitive salary Competitive car allowance Optional salary sacrifice car scheme Competitive annual bonus Contributory pension scheme 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays Access to discounts and benefits portal ShareSave Scheme Cycle to Work Scheme Life assurance We reserve the right to close this vacancy if a large volume of applications are received.

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