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Head of Commercial

Cognisant Limited
Central London
£100,000 + Package.
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

Job Details

Head of Commercial (Residential Developer).

£100,000 + Package.

Central London.

Cognisant have been instructed to appoint a Head of Commercial on behalf of an established, Residential Development business.

You will lead the commercial department and will ultimately be responsible for the cost control of projects including procurement of subcontractors and materials in line with Build & Budget requirements.

Position Summary:

  • Lead and oversee the commercial department.
  • Directing daily cost control activities, with oversight and reporting responsibilities extending to group-level interactions.
  • Supervising technical support systems to analyse and report on cost and cash flow vis-à-vis budget allocations.
  • Establishing and maintaining an efficient system for subcontractor identification and procurement, adhering to Group Tender protocols when applicable, and managing the procurement of goods, materials, and designs.
  • Implementing a payment framework for subcontractors, consultants, and suppliers, aligning with Group policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting to the Managing Director and Divisional Board, adhering to prescribed formats and schedules.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Client-side experience working within a Central London Residential Developer
  • Proven experience leading a commercial team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.


To discuss this exciting role in further detail please apply or contact Dan Petrie directly at Cognisant to find out more. / 07487 795 148


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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