I am responsible for the development and management of initial assessment, on-going assessment and final feedback systems for the supply chain, including workload, demand forecasts, turnover and resource requirements.
I am proud to work for Robertson and to have what I see as an important role within the business.
What do you like about your job?
There is a lot of variety with no two days being the same. My role involves procurement that can directly affect the bottom line; I enjoy making or saving money for the business I work for. The job does not stand still; we are constantly looking for improvements.
Construction has served me well and it has many characters. The industry is full of good people who have worked hard.
What’s your working day like?
I tend to have a lot of meetings with key members of our supply chain. I look to enhance the relationships we have and secure extra margin.
What skills do you need in your job?
People skills for supplier relationships. Analytical skills for understanding quotations. Problem solving skills, commercial awareness and the ability to think strategically are also neccessary.
What was your background before starting this role?
I was a Materials Buyer at a smaller construction business before working at Roberstons. I also have construction qualifications from college which has helped me in my role.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Group Procurement and Supply Chain Director and whatever other opportunities I can realise as I am keen to be involved in as much as possible.
What would you say to someone thinking about a career in construction?
I would suggest being open minded, hardworking and enthusiastic. The industry is changing and you need to be able to change with it.