Head of Commercial Operations

Head of Commercial Operations

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Social Housing Recruitment

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £100k per year

  • Contact:

    Bradley French

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    01252 759 162

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Head of Commercial Operations - £100,000

I am currently looking for a Head of Commercial Operations to join a leading provider of social housing and residential properties across the UK. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role leading on Property Services’ commercial, financial performance and strategically support the delivery of more than £300 million annual investment within its existing housing stock.

The Head of Commercial Operations will report to the Director of Property Services and work in collaboration on forward thinking and adapting strategies, policies, and procedures.

The successful Head of Commercial Operations will be responsible for:

  • You will be responsible for designing and implementing the commercial strategic plan for the organisations and will be confident in providing expert advice on commercial operations. You will have a proven track record in working with varied internal and external stakeholders. This role will be working closely with stakeholders across the organisation, in particular with, Development, Procurement and Maintenance at a senior and strategic level. Proactively promoting the group with prospective stakeholders and partners within the regions.
  • All commercial aspects of existing stock investment such as estimating, surveying, advising, managing and delivery as well as reporting on all financial and legal matters.
  • Ensuring internal and external delivery aligns to targets, timeframes, and key performance indicators, and will ensure that all principal and subcontractor relationships focus on optimising performance, delivery and return on investment.
  • Leading a commercial team of circa 4 direct reports and an overall team of circa 20 in the delivery of commercial operations ensuring that you drive best practice, efficiency, value for money and set an example for delivering an excellent customer and resident experience. You will be a keen leader and will be aligned to our values driven culture, by leading, motivating and support the team and the wider business areas. You will be confident in challenging poor performance and will have a good understanding on how to put matters back on track.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in commercial operations with either proven experience or professional accreditation such as CIOB, RICS
  • A proven track record within a senior management role within commercial ideally gained within the construction sector or related industry
  • Ability to lead a large team promoting organisational values and behaviours
  • Strong ability to multitask on a variety of ongoing projects and tasks
  • Highly developed communication skills and ability to produce quality material, confidence and ability to influence others.
  • Good understanding of procurement, estimating, surveying within a varied housing stock and contracting sectors.

In return the successful Head of Commercial Operations will receive a package of up to £100,000 plus a great package. Business related expenses covered at HMRC rates, 26 days leave + Bank holiday on top of this, Support for CPD and professional development, Enhanced Pension Scheme and flexible working options.

If this role is of interest please apply now or contact Bradley French on 01252 954955 or email him on b.french@principalpeople.co.uk