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Commercial Manager - Housebuilding

Cognisant Limited
Strong Basic & Package inc. Car/Pension & Bonus
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Commercial Manager - Housebuilding.


Strong Basic & Package inc. Car/Pension & Bonus.


Our client is a significant housebuilder developing a wide range of traditional homes and low-rise apartments. Due to business expansion they now wish to appoint a hands-on Commercial Manager to focus on the interface between the company and the main contractors/sub-contractors undertaking work on their behalf. Key aspects include:

  • Reporting to the Commercial Director you will be responsible for all commercial pre-construction activity across several sites including structures & civils infrastructure
  • With responsibility for technical design co-ordination, procurement, contract management, regulatory approvals, programmes, cost plans/cash flows
  • Advise on the best procurement route for the contractor(s), managing the procurement process of the consulting and contractors for the projects
  • Ensure that workflow is clear and transparent, and that risk is mitigated with strong relationships developed with the contractor base

We are keen to speak with experienced, technically competent commercial professionals, you could be working for a housebuilder, main contractor or within consultancy. You have experience of liaising with design teams and administering construction contracts. Key to the role will be effective procurement/management of consultants and contractors alongside effective liaison with external stakeholders in delivering individual projects within wider regeneration developments on time and to budget.


Cognisant is an executive recruitment consultancy, working across all disciplines, connecting people and businesses within the following sectors:

  • Housebuilding & Residential Development – Speculative & Affordable
  • PRS, Student & BtR
  • Mixed-Use & Regeneration
  • Commercial Development – inc. Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail & Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Facilities Management

Cognisant offer over four decades of expertise, and with our national coverage we partner with clients from major quoted organisations, large SMEs, to niche, privately owned companies. Cognisant offer the full suite of recruitment services, including: Executive Search & Selection, Advertised Selection, Contingency, Benefits & Salary Benchmarking and Competitor Analysis all on either a permanent or interim basis, executive or non-executive. If you are looking for your next role or are hiring we would love to talk.

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For a confidential conversation please contact Mark Heald, Director on 07796 514558 or via email on

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