Commercial Director Designate

£100,000 - £125,000

UK / Greater London

Construction, House Building & Development



Ashley Evans
020 7959 2368

Ashley specialises in production and commercial appointments in the Southern Home Counties. His clients include several volume house builders together with various smaller, bespoke residential developers and mansion specialists. Ashley has almost 10 years recruiting experience, predominantly with


Job Description

REF: 12940
Posted: 16 November 2017
Closes: 31 January 2018

The Management Recruitment Group are currently partnering with a leading residential developer and regeneration specialist on the recruitment campaign of is a key and newly formed role; a Commercial Director Designate and successor to the current Commercial Director.

This newly created role represents an opportunity to take leadership responsibility for the commercial function of a business region; initially focusing on two landmark schemes (with experienced Managing Surveyors on each) and subsequently managing future workload within the business, as and when future projects are undertaken.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Commercial Director Designate will take lead responsibility for the management of the commercial elements of both regeneration schemes; leading and managing an in-house commercial function, consisting of Managing Surveyors through to Commercial Assistants and support staff.

I am seeking a candidate with a proven track record of working for residential developers or resi-led design and build contractors, with experience of having previously worked on either large-scale regeneration, mixed-use schemes and/or residential towers. With extensive management experience, gravitas and credibility to lead an experienced team, I am looking for someone with exceptional commercial acumen and the ability to thrive in what can be a highly pressurised environment.

A solid surveying background is expected, with a sound knowledge and understanding of forward planning, real-time residential and construction trends and ability to appraise the team’s outputs. This role will lead to a directorship within the business and I am looking to find someone that has not only the commercial and surveying experience, but also a candidate that is comfortable in directing teams of varying seniority as well as working in tandem with other divisions.

The current Commercial Director has been with the business for a number of years and is now approaching retirement.

The business continues to grow and has an ambitious pipeline of future projects beyond the current long-term projects, thus giving a genuinely long-term, progressive and rewarding career opportunity.

The appointed candidate will not only be viewed as the eventual successor to the current Commercial Director, but will also benefit from an industry-leading , six-figure salary package and long-term incentive plan.

Apply for this position below or alternatively contact Ashley Evans on 020 7959 2368 or via email at

If you are seeking a career move but this position is not right for you please browse the other vacancies on our website. We are specialists in Residential Recruitment and have a range of posts available. We also welcome speculative applications.