|English to English translations [PRO]|
Tech/Engineering / chemical + general
|English term or phrase: specifier|
XXX [=paint manufacturer] is working closely with with customers and distributors, as well as specifiers and end users
|Person who prepares specifications...|
...for a construction job, which are put into bid proposals and job contracts. This includes setting forth the nature, characteristics and features of materials to be used, including specific quality criteria, brand names ("or equivalents") or brand names period, which must be used.
Thus, a manufacturer definitely does wish to work with "specifiers" because they can recommend their products specifically.
I have been a member of CSI, the "Construction Specifications Institute", and the work of specifiers has become quite important, especially in developing contracts and insuring that jobs are properly carried out.
It is complicated work for sure.
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is not a term I am familiar with...but seems to be a person employed within the construction / architectural industry. My guess is that he/she goes round various companies looking for the best product to fit specifically the job in hand.
The Seminar The construction market is worth about £50 Billion. Traditional routes of procurement are changing. Specifiers have a responsibility to provide a product and service that meet stringent functional and aesthetic requirements. The manner in which procurers choose their supplier is of paramount importance. What does the specifier look for in a supplier How does the specifier choose the supplier, the product, or the service? How do they learn about you? What are the key elements in choosing you? How do you successfully communicate the benefits of your product and service? How do you build and sustain lasting business relationships.
...so a specifier is someone who specifies which product to buy.
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