Supply Chain Manager - Building (North West)

Galliford Try
Cheshire, United Kingdom
24 Oct 2017
09 Nov 2017
Note for Recruitment Agencies:
We prefer to hire directly, but we do have an approved supplier list for when we'd like a helping hand. We'll be in touch if we need you.

We now have a requirement for an Experienced Supply Chain Manager with a strong Construction Industry background, to lead and develop our Building North West team in Warrington.

Role Overview:
Responsible for the development of a robust and effective Regional Supply Chain in line with Company requirements and expectations, in conjunction with the assisting of both Pre-construction and Construction teams in Subcontractor and Material Supplier choice to ensure the receipt of robust and compliant bids, mitigating risk throughout the process.

Key Responsibilities:
Pre-Construction Stage:

  • To assist the Estimating function in the selection of Subcontractors for each trade. Selection to be based on database approval, performance and H & S history, market knowledge, supplier preferences/recommendations, financial strength etc.
  • Dependent on size & nature of packages… have involvement with subcontract quotations, check and resolve qualifications, iron out where possible contingency items, attend/chair subcontractor interviews in conjunction with bid teams.
  • Check quotations for spec. compliance. Explore value engineering opportunity with subcontractors and suppliers and offer to design team for comment.
  • Undertake financial checks on proposed subcontractors and produce reports.
  • Liaise with supply chain, advising preferred suppliers of our proposed subcontractors. Ensure subcontractors have received our preferred supplier quotations.
  • Obtain feedback from subcontractors as to the performance and competitiveness of preferred suppliers.
  • Be involved in the negotiation of 'back to back' deals where applicable and table offerings to Commercial Director for review.
  • Ensure the utilisation of database approved subcontractors where possible.
  • Attend tender review meetings as and when possible.

Construction Stage:

  • Liaise with Commercial Teams ensuring compliance in respect of the utilisation of vendor assessed and approved subcontractors.
  • Ensure that the preferred supply chain is being utilised by the proposed subcontractors
  • Liaise with the preferred supply chain keeping them up to date with subcontract package developments.
  • Undertake and forward subcontractor financial checks to the Commercial Teams prior to engagement.
  • Attend pre-let meetings for strategic packages where possible. Ensure the subcontractors are receiving the service and most competitive rates from the GT preferred supply chain.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Reporting to the Regional Commercial Director, the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and strategic thinking procurement/supply chain professional, a good negotiator, with an excellent knowledge and understanding of 'Building' subcontract packages and the North West regional supplier network.
  • A proven experience of a successful track record of Subcontract, Material and Plant procurement.
  • A sound construction, technical and manufacturers product knowledge.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills.
  • A knowledge of the North West regional supply chain would be an advantage.
  • CSCS Registration & Card
  • CIPS Membership (advantageous but not essential)

In Return:
We offer an opportunity to work on some of the UKs most exciting construction projects, in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new challenges. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits package and we will always consider flexible working hours and arrangements.

With an ambitious strategy, we're poised for further growth and success, so if you're committed, talented and enthusiastic, Galliford Try is the right place for you.

About us:
We are one of the UK's leading housebuilding and construction groups. For 100 years, Galliford Try has helped to shape the world around us and today we are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,500 employees working on a huge range of housebuilding and construction projects. As a FTSE 250 listed UK business, our focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long-term relationships with our customers, employees, supply chain and communities we work in. Our involvement in some of the UK's most high profile and innovative projects ensures our employees benefit from unrivalled opportunities and career progression.

Construction Division:
As a major UK contractor our Construction Division has a diversified workload in the public, regulated and private sectors. The Division boasts a strong reputation for providing whole-life solutions, high standards of project delivery, and an ability to innovate. It predominately operates under either the Galliford Try or the Morrison Construction brands, and is organised into five key segments: Building, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Investments and Integrated Solutions.

The Building Division works across health, education, defense and commercial markets, with a well-balanced spread of both public and private sector clients. Our extensive experience and expertise in building projects enables us to understand our clients' construction needs and deliver solutions that surpass their expectations.

Galliford Try is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community

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