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Supply Chain Manager

Application Reference Number: 0449
Function: Build
Location: Greenwich, South East London
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 17/09/2021
Job Purpose: To have oversight of all current Berkeley East Thames regional developments in progress on Process & Procedure Governance, Materials Planning/Buying, Cost Plans and Reporting.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Process & Procedure Governance

  • To be involved with implementing a governance document to set out and work to a new set of Processes & Procedures. This will evolve over time and the successful candidate will need to adapt to these changes as directed.

Materials Planning / Buying

  • Sourcing and developing relationships with key supply chain and new suppliers.
  • Read & dissect drawings in order to understand a project.
  • Preparing take-off schedules
  • Preparing material enquiries for new projects
  • Checking quotes comply with drawings, specificaitons, NHBC, warranty providers and statutory requirements.
  • Working alongside Project and Land teams to explore options on key material choices.
  • Being able to deal with changes in specification and construction methods / techniques on a project and liaison with the project team and supply chain to accommodation such changes.
  • Negotiating best value with supply chain.
  • Implementation of material supply rate database and regular updates.
  • Development of trading agreements with existing supply chain and new suppliers on a business-wide basis.
  • Producing detailed material order recommendations for Board Approval.
  • Produce and issue detailed programme based purchase orders that consider logistic / delivery requirements.
  • Engagement with peers from other Berkeley Regions to understand key material rates from
  • Understanding development programmes to understand future requirements for key materials on a business wide basis.
  • Development of a "Materials Only" Tender Event Schedule (TES) to consider all live schemes across the business along with key procurement dates.
  • Implement and maintain relevant databases as required.
  • Keeping detailed records and maintained well organised work schedules.

Cost Plans and Reporting

  • Will need to be able to interpret detailed cost plans to understand the basis for material only budgets for future procurement
  • To gain a broad understanding of material / labour splits within recently procured packages to inform budgets future phases and to include within material rates database.
  • Benchmark all live procurement for key material rate analysis
  • Provide analysis within visual aids (presentations, dashboards) in order to drive future decisions.
  • Early engagement with BHET Interiors team and Concept Designs to better understand the cost impacts of intended finishes and using knowledge / contacts of supply chain in order to fine suitable alternative products within a tight deadline.
  • Provide cost advice on materials to the estimating department for inclusion within cost plans.
  • Prepare and maintain a materials only cost report to manage key material procurement across all live and unreleased phases

 Person Specification:

  • Team player.
  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • Pragmatic with a common sense approach, demonstrating a sense of ownership at all times.
  • Passion for corporate responsibility.
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service.
  • Flexible and reliable with strong organisational skills.
  • Strong communicator, comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined.

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday. 


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