Project Specification Manager

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We are looking to recruit a Project Specification Manager to cover Scotland & Ireland. The role purpose is to initiate and maintain contact with architects, designers, main contractors and specialist sub-contractors to positively influence the decisions regarding the selection of Insulation materials to ensure the continuing increase share of the commercial building sector. Maintain regional relationships with Supply chain contractors by developing specification and value engineering to save the contractors money and with extra volume for Knauf Insulation

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

• Provide technical expertise and advice to new and existing clients in order to develop a close, long-term relationship that ensures the continued specification of Knauf Insulation solutions.

• Identify, track and secure specifications on key projects within the region.

• Produce application & system led solutions, to architects, designers and contractors to ensure Knauf Insulation products and systems are used correctly within their specific requirements. 

• Monitoring of on-site construction in conjunction with the contractor to provide
advice, solutions & specification compliance.

• Negotiate project terms in conjunction with the Area Sales managers to maximise
Knauf Insulation sales and profit opportunities.

• Provide solutions to design problems that fully comply with accepted standards and the industry codes of practice.

• Provide market knowledge to the commercial team and customer base clients in
order to increase their business and so enhance our own.

• Develop strong relationships within supply chain accounts (SCA’s) by working
closely with pre-contract & design teams, Quantity Surveyors & project managers by
early involvement in both tender and secured projects.

• Demonstrate added value to both ends of the supply chain and work with our
business development to ensure best compliance and future SCA retention.

Knowledge & Experience:

• Product Knowledge

• Ideally to University Degree level in a relevant field

    • PC literate

      • Business Appreciation / Market Awareness

      • Knowledge of CI

        • Committed to achieving the identified objectives

        • Forward thinking

        • Team worker

        • Good communication and interpersonal skills

        • Self-motivated with the ability to manage own workload

        • Customer Focus

        Salary & Benefits

        • £45,000 - 50,000 per annum depending on experience

        • Annual performance related bonus 

        • Company Vehicle

        • Holiday allowance

        • Pension scheme

        • Westfield Health Care

        • Sick pay (after 3 months of service)

        • Life assurance scheme

        • Onsite gym

        • Occupational Health & Mental Health First Aiders

        • Perkbox

        • Cycle to work scheme

        About Knauf Insulation

        Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.

        As part of the Knauf Group, a €10bn turnover multi-national family-owned manufacturer of building materials and construction systems, Knauf Insulation employs more than 5,500 employees and has 27 manufacturing sites in 15 countries, with a turnover of €2bn in 2019. In the UK, the company employs over 500 people at its manufacturing plants in Cwmbran, Queensferry and St Helens.

        Knauf Insulation’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on.

        Its vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Its aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.


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        We’re passionate about developing our people

        At Knauf Insulation your career is a journey through one or multiple roles that you hold within the company. Progression is not just about promotion, it is about building capability and experience. There are several different ways to progress within Knauf Insulation and we are proud to see a high number of our employees who have moved between teams, departments and even countries. Working for a global market leading organisation, the limits really are endless.


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