We work with Residential Developers, Affordable Housing Contractors, Main and Specialist Contractors, Developers and Funds across the UK.
We work across the full spectrum of MRG services offering Search, Permanent, Retained Campaign and Freelance services. We conduct campaigns for Directors and Senior Managers across Production, Pre-Construction Commercial, Technical, Land, and Sales & Marketing and Development Management at salary levels from £50,000 to £120,000 per annum.
See our online candidate information pack for the role of Post Construction Services Manager at UPP below;
The housebuilding industry in the UK has a big problem, a ticking demographic time bomb that could see the start of a new War for Talent in the sector. Around 20% of the workforce is due to retire in the next four or five years, and by definition those reaching retirement are typically the more senior individuals in a business. Depending on the make up any given company, this could be as high as 70%-80% of the company’s senior management structure. Natural attrition rates like this within business are nothing new, and in most circumstances, there are people coming through to succeed those hanging up their boots and swapping the office for the golf course or the beach. What makes the residential industry’s situation unique is what we saw happen in 2007-2008 because of the global financial crisis. Companies folded, regions closed, and those Companies that weathered the storm were reduced to skeleton staff levels almost overnight. Thousands of people were lost to the industry, and there then followed a fallow period for a number of years where limited new blood was brought in to the industry. This has resulted in a wide experience gap between the most senior people in the industry, and those looking to replace them. That is not to say that there aren’t good people coming through the ranks, but even with training and succession planning there just aren’t enough people with the right level of experience to fill all the holes that will soon start appearing at regional board level across the industry. There’s no substitute for experience, and that is especially true when problems arise. Whether it’s in Build, Technical, Commercial, Sales, or Land, experienced Directors are already a highly sought-after commodity, and soon they are going to be even more in demand. Employers need to be able stand out in a crowded and competitive market, companies that don’t regularly review their salary levels, or offer a better work life balance, could soon find themselves losing out when it comes to securing the best talent to fill those key senior positions. The housebuilding industry is heading in to unchartered territory and those companies that adapt their recruitment & retention strategies and implement effective management training & succession planning are going to be the ones best placed to diffuse the retirement time bomb. Nick Frost
An opportunity has come up for an experienced Commercial Director to join a fantastic growing Commercial Team within Taylor Wimpey. We are looking for an individual who has natural leadership, negotiation and motivation skills as well as exceptional attention to detail. You will demonstrate good business management acumen and be commercially astute.
The successful candidate will set out, and successfully implement, the regional business strategy for delivering efficient cost control and procurement needs in line with business unit targets. Monitor all contractual issues, reviewing costs on a continuing basis, identifying and realising cost saving opportunities. Overseeing material and subcontract procurement.
This is not a role where change is needed, instead we are looking for someone to maintain the status quo and take a good team and make them better. Therefore, a good cultural fit is essential and we need someone who can keep this engaged unit together and functioning well.
We are looking for an experienced Commercial Director who knows what to do to get on, and to keep the team moving forward and ensure the continued smooth running of this department. With a drive and determination to succeed, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record at Director level, adding their experience to a relatively new Regional board team.
What’s in it for you?
This position represents an incredible opportunity to lead a strong and settled Commercial Department that will have a major impact of the future growth and development of the regional business. The post offers a salary level which will ensure Taylor Wimpey are able to attract industry leading professionals. In addition to basic salary Taylor Wimpey offer a generous benefits package.
So what’s next?
Please apply below or for further information, please contact Nick Frost via email on email@example.com
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.