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Interim/Freelance Commercial Manager

Cognisant Limited
Day rate
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

Job Details

Interim/Freelance Commercial Manager (Residential Development).

Central London.

Day Rate Contract.


Cognisant have been instructed to appoint an Interim Commercial Manager on behalf of a high growth, entrepreneurial residential developer on a 3x day per week basis. Based in Central London, the role will demand a contractually savvy ‘Problem Solver’ who can come in and deep dive into current projects.

Position Summary:

You will be responsible for managing the contractual aspects of residential led development projects, focusing on bank drawdowns, client-side valuations, and payments to contractors and consultants. This pivotal role demands strong commercial acumen and exceptional communication skills to ensure the successful delivery of projects.

  • Facilitate bank drawdown processes and maintain communication with financial institutions to meet funding requirements.
  • Conduct client-side valuations to accurately assess project progress and compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Coordinate payments to contractors and consultants according to project milestones and contractual terms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to resolve commercial issues and mitigate risks effectively.
  • Provide guidance and support on contractual matters to internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Monitor project budgets and expenditure to identify opportunities for cost optimisation.
  • Negotiate and finalise contracts with suppliers, subcontractors, and service providers.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Proven experience in a commercial management role within property development or construction industry (Contractor/Housebuilder/Residential Developer)
  • Strong understanding of contractual frameworks (JCT) and commercial processes.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


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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