The Estimator is responsible for ensuring that incoming customer requests for pricing are accurately reviewed and entered into the system. The Estimator is central to maintaining communication with customers, including overseeing order pursuit activities and project negotiations.
Essential Job Functions:
Prepare material proposals and material take-offs for Kawneer products from customer supplied lists, customer elevations and architectural plans/specifications.
Interact and work with customers and sales representatives on quote follow-up, order changes, product related issues and customer claims.
Provide required levels of service to customers where Kawneer is the preferred supplier.
Coordinate and collaborate with employees and other internal resources on complex projects.
Develop knowledge of and regularly use Kawneer product portfolio and price book.
Use JD Edwards / KaluCAD applications to calculate price concessions based on established guidelines.
Be a point-of-contact on phone inquiries with expectation of 100% "live call" response and customer assistance without frequently forwarding calls to other front-end employees.
Will be expected to learn to schedule orders based on standard lead times or Production Control.
Other duties as required for business needs Basic Qualifications
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Minimum 1 year related work experience
Associates degree and 2 years minimum work experience in the construction / architectural industry.
Construction industry or aluminum architectural systems knowledge. Working knowledge of Kawneer competitors.
Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook and Excel. KaluCAD & JD Edwards a plus.
Organization and time management skills.
Communication Skills: Written and verbal / phone.
Ability to work with customers and sales organization to formulate successful order pursuit strategies.
Ability to work with customers and sales to formulate successful order pursuit strategies.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to function in an environment with tight deadlines.