Date Added 2nd May 2019
Location Blackburn
Contract Type Perm

Reports to: Sales Director

Job Description

The appointed Estimator should be confident in quoting for all manner of enquiries, ranging from a few thousand pounds to multi-million pound complex contracts. Being highly organised and methodical with good time management skills in meeting deadlines is key, along with a solid understanding of working with Excel. Experience of joinery / woodworking / shop fitting / is preferable.

Role and Responsibilities

• Take responsibility for the costings and quoting of multiple enquiries / projects. Working alongside the project team, source multiple suppliers for best products/rates.

• Preparation of quotes and tender packages, accounting for machining timings, material costs and expected labour rates

• Negotiate valuations and final accounts for projects, ensuring work won is at a profitable margin for the company

• Ensuring all costs are tracked and validated as quotes run through the manufacturing department

• Timely and accurate recording of information on internal databases

Skills and Abilities

• A joinery / woodworking qualification would be beneficial - DESIRABLE

• Skilled in AutoCAD & Inventor software - DESIRABLE

• Relevant production / estimating / manufacturing /operations experience in a panel furniture or joinery manufacturing business is required - ESSENTIAL

• Ability to work from customer drawings and transfer to appropriate format for production - ESSENTIAL

• Good understanding of component fixings through the joinery process. Able to produce material requirements to pass onto buyer - ESSENTIAL

• Strong working knowledge of quotes, tenders and contract documents. Liaise with customers regarding design and signing off jobs - ESSENTIAL

• Ability to interpret and make calculations based on drawings that account for job complexity, material costs, machining timings and labour costs - ESSENTIAL

• Sound IT skills including Microsoft Office and Excel - ESSENTIAL

Position Details:

  • Mon – Thur - 07:45 – 16.45
  • Fri - 07.45 – 11.45
  • 38hrs per week
  • 28 days holiday per year including Bank Holidays
  • Office Based – Shadsworth Business Park, Blackburn
  • May require some travel
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