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Commercial Manager, East - Paya Lebar

Singapore , Singapore

Ref#: 21002614

Date published: 2-Feb-2021

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Key Responsibilities

  • Review and challenge client’s capital expenditure budgets to identify cost savings potentials and perform value engineering.
  • Identification of savings potentials during the development and execution of the projects.
  • Leading the annual budgeting process for APAC
  • Review, challenge, improve and direct cost management processes provided by tier 1 suppliers.
  • Regularly liaise with Global team to develop consistency globally.
  • Preparation of Benchmark Reports and other Cost Analysis to support our client.
  • Provide opinion on risk, trend analysis, impact of Change Requests, levels of contingency, claims and programme sourcing opportunities. Initiate action where appropriate.
  • Provide general cost consulting and technical advisory to our client and to other CBRE colleagues.
  • Proactively help our client to manage the CapEx pipeline using analysis and reports.
  • Reviews of Cost Reports, Project Status Reports, Quality Checks and KPI scoring.
  • Generate analysis to compare benchmarking data against other similar institutions using CBRE internal data.
  • Day-to-day use of ‘Clarity’ to review cost reporting information inputted by tier 1 suppliers and ensuring budgets are accurate and up to date with all Approved Variations.
  • Perform high level commercial reviews on all projects and perform occasional audits of cost underspend/escalation on  projects including reviewing Risk Registers, Change Control Log, Value Creation Log etc.
  • Initiatives to optimize processes and performance to achieve targets.
  • Other activity as identified by your line management.
  • Establish interfaces and liaise with client stakeholders; e.g. Security and IT to better prepare and track the project budgets / pipeline across the region.
  • Familiarization with and use of CBRE and Client tools and procedures for budgeting and cost reporting.
  • Contribute to an ongoing Continuous Improvement agenda with ideas and take ownership of implementing process change initiatives.
  • Participate in global calls 
  • Complete all other CBRE mandatory and non-mandatory activities such as trainings, courses, surveys, town halls etc.
  • Provide the commercial input and participate in the preparation and execution of the trainings to the stakeholder
  • To perform additional duties which may be required from time to time as required


  • Experience in the Real Estate and Construction sector, for example Project Management, Programme Management, Corporate Real Estate or Consulting
  • Knowledge of APAC Construction, Budgeting and Procurement characteristics
  • Experience in Preparing Estimates and Project Cost Forecasts
  • Degree in Real Estate, Architecture, Civil Engineering. Construction Management or similar
  • Good Stakeholder Management skills.
  • Very good communication and analytical skills.