Reference : GBR05053

Specification Manager

  • General Management
  • United Kingdom
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/09/2021

Position description

Specification Manager – Saint-Gobain Weber - Scotland, North East England, Cumbria

‘Making the world a better home’ – Saint-Gobain’s purpose, we have a history spanning more than 350 years and have a responsibility to address the major challenges faced by humanity. We are on a journey to make the world a beautiful and sustainable place to live and have pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050!

At Weber, we believe that what matters most in the construction industry is to care about people and their environment. Weber specialise in the manufacture of industrial mortar products including renders and decorative finishes, tile fixing products, floor screeds, technical mortars and external wall insulation systems.

For hundreds of years, Saint-Gobain has been at the forefront of materials innovation. We’re now harnessing the collective expertise within our manufacturing and distribution brands to help our partners embrace the opportunities available through off-site construction.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join as a Specification Manager (Homebased) with Saint-Gobain Weber where you are responsible for driving the direction of the business through the implementation of robust specification activity with key specifiers and contractors enabling Weber to achieve its ambition of specification market leadership through the management of supply chain with key distribution partners.

As a Specification Manager member you will be involved in:

  • Taking personal responsibility for own and team safety and promotes safe working practices across the business so as to cause no harm in the workplace and keep everyone safe.
  • Managing the relationship with key specification stakeholders, such as Regional Social Landlords/ Local Authority Housing Associations, External Wall Insulation and Render Contractors, Architects, Main Contractors, House builder Design Teams & National/ Regional Distributors to maximise market presence.
  • Managing the specification activity for Weber products within the territory through a combination of project targeting (e.g. through the use of lead generating software and framework agreements) and reversing into specification (e.g. through stakeholder relationship management) to provide a strong project pipeline with relevance to our product offering.
  • Managing the issuing of specification proposals to stakeholders and being able to request required support from Specification Consultant team in addition to being able to send suitable specifications on own initiative within the set parameters (e.g. Show pad) to ensure the best information is provided to the customer giving Weber a competitive advantage




Am I who you are looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

To be suitable for the Specification Manager role you need to have:

  • Specification experience within technical sales or engineering background.
  • High customer focus, able to anticipate and adapt to customer needs and expectations and develop and maintain customer relationships.
  • Education to degree level (preferable but not essential) or equivalent business qualification.
  • MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM systems experience.
  • Problem solving skills and technical/commercial acumen.
  • Good team player skills internally and externally.
  • Practical and logical knowledge of construction products and project tender process.

There are 32+ fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that recruit talented people in the UK and Ireland. However, regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

This vacancy is working for Saint-Gobain Weber, Saint-Gobain is the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, with over 170,000 employees and operations in 67 countries worldwide. With such a significant presence we are proud to offer our employees a career without boundaries… Are You in?

What are the benefits?

In addition to benefitting from a significant focus on your own personal development, you will also have access to:

  • Competitive basic salary plus bonus.
  • Company car.
  • 31 days’ holiday including the statutory bank holidays (Increasing to 33 with service).
  • A defined share purchasing scheme (Each month you put away an agreed amount from your ‘pre-tax' pay and we use it to buy Saint-Gobain shares for you. As an added bonus, for every four shares you buy Saint-Gobain will give you an extra share free of charge).
  • As an employee, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts and various other benefits.

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen.

So are you up for handling the ultimate, frontline responsibility for a business and its goals? Could you help sustain a world class reputation? Then apply today!



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