Group Commercial Systems Manager

Group Support Centre
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
16 Jul 2022
What you'll be doing?

Supporting the business and our divisional offices, our Head Office functions cover all departments from our Executive Board through to our support functions such as Group Design and Technical, HR, Health and Safety, IT, Sales and Marketing, Commercial, Procurement, Group Finance, Corporate Affairs, as well as Legal and Company Secretariat. We also have a specialised function – Barratt Partnerships.

While the work varies from team to team, our key requirements don’t: you must be well organised, extremely helpful and resourceful, and able to use your initiative. You’ll understand that what you do is important, and impacts on your team, the department, and the wider business.

Reporting to the Commercial Director (Group Commercial), you will focussed on continuous system improvement with a brief to improve the efficiency, robustness, auditability and confidence in ALL commercial systems with the Barratt Developments PLC business. 

You will be responsible for:
  • Working with the necessary stakeholders to identify and prioritise the requirements for software release cycles.  This may be a mixture of improvements, periodic upgrades and system development (addressing process/efficiency gaps).
  • Act as subject matter expert, being able to provide detailed system(s) support for Quantity Surveyors at all levels in the Divisional offices.
  • Work collaboratively with the Group Procurement Systems Manager to manage day to day systems support escalating incidents requiring vendor support.
  • Ensure compliance with Group IT systems.
  •  Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
What you'll need?
To be successful in the role, we are looking for someone who:
  • Has a proven track record in the proficient use of IT systems, specifically COINS.
  • Has the ability to maintain system configuration requirements to ensure access levels within all user Groups provide the required business controls and segregation in order for users to complete their duties.
  • Has experience in maintaining and controlling external project budgets, reporting periodically as required.
  • Can manage system testing to ensuring robust test coverage and providing test support during release cycles/upgrades.
  • Has experience working with 3rd party vendors (such as COINS, Conject, etc.) to review and assess their product road map to determine what future development(s) might be useful/of interest to Barratt.
  • Is aware of new materials and modern methods of construction as well as a sound knowledge of latest regulations, codes of practise and NHBC requirements for the ongoing management of Resource Codes and Payment Stages.
  • Is articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Is methodical, conscientious and organised, works to deliver high standards.
  • Has strong communication skills and has the ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Shows confidence in presenting information.
  • Is able to manage and prioritise their own workload and time with minimal direction within the team environment.
  • Is qualified to HND level or higher and have good technical knowledge of IT systems.
  • Has a good knowledge and user ability of Microsoft Office packages such as Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Teams.
  • Possess an in-date Construction Skills Certification Scheme card.
  • A full, clean Driver’s License is essential for this role as visits to divisional offices across the country will be required.
Our Company and Benefits
We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star house builder thirteen years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major house builder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • 26 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 29 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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