Development Commercial Manager

Eastleigh, Hampshire
Negotiable with excellent benefits
12 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Job Type

Development Commercial Manager

Negotiable with excellent benefits


Eastleigh SO50 9YN

Join our team and build a better future for all

We really make things happen for the 122,000 residents of Eastleigh Borough and we are committed to delivering on our promise to create sustainable communities and increase employment & wellbeing opportunities for all. That’s why we are embarking on a landmark development programme, setting the standard for community led development. We recently acquired a 310 acre development site and are poised to launch the Horton Heath Programme – the first phase will comprise new strategic highway, primary schools, new community facilities, six hectares of employment land and up to 1,400 new homes offering a variety of tenures.

The Horton Heath Programme is not just about building houses while maximising the bottom line, it is about protecting and enhancing the environment, promoting health & wellbeing for all and building great communities for people to live, work, play and thrive.

This is just the beginning, and you can be part of it from the very start.

About the role

We are looking for a Development Commercial Manager to work alongside the Project Director in providing the commercial framework and strategy for the project. Translating strategy into action, you will manage budgets and cash flows as well as partners, stakeholders, colleagues and consultants to ensure successful delivery within agreed timescales, budgets and quality standards. This will involve scoping activity, feasibility studies and presenting options to Board that maximise the potential for delivering the Councils strategic objectives.

About you

Your remit will include helping define project outcomes, financial appraisal, value management, assessment of commercial opportunities, legal issues, budget setting, procurement, cost control, governance and reporting. Qualified to at least degree level in a relevant field of study, you will bring extensive experience of managing commercial strategies for large-scale developments, giving you outstanding programme leadership skills. In particular, you will be adept at negotiating and securing successful outcomes, capable of making persuasive presentations and have the ability, confidence and desire to take the commercial lead. Highly motivated and keen to deliver, you’ll play a key role in driving through this innovative and aspirational programme.

About us

In return you will be working with a great team and an organisation that is truly committed to a flexible and enjoyable work environment. We are passionate about personal and professional development for all staff, offering exceptional conditions of employment including a defined benefit pension scheme, 30 days’ holiday, flexible working arrangements – plus the chance to make a lasting difference to the community of Eastleigh.

If you have the skills and motivation we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the Development Commercial Manager role, please call Jon Trill or Chris Payne on 02380 688277.

For more information and to apply with your CV, please click the apply button.

Closing date: 31st March 2019.