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JOB ALERT – ESTIMATOR, retail equipment manufacturer

Estimator

Salary & Benefits: 

£26,000 Basic

Private Medical Care (BUPA).

Company Pension

25 days holiday per annum plus public holidays.

Subsidised canteen 

 Location:  Bucks, Beds, Northants, Warks, Leicestershire 

Company Profile:  Major shop equipment / retail display manufacturer

Job Specification:

To generate estimated costs, qualifications to quotes / tenders, manufacturing bills of materials and labour guides from a variety of source information including visuals, CAD drawings, mock ups and prototypes.

 o A team player with the ability to develop good working relationships with all areas of the business from the sales team to suppliers.
 o Commercially aware.
 o Able to challenge through value engineering and the use of alternative materials

Position in Organisation 
o Reports directly to the Commercial Manager.
o Works within the Estimating Team.
Liaises with Sales and Production at all levels.

Scope of Job 
o Establish Brief with Commercial Manager.
o Estimating in accordance with brief.
o Preparation of written / sketched enquiries to suppliers for competitive price attainment.
o Generating tender response information and brief for development engineers.
o Following successful securing of contract / work the assembly of manufacturing bills of materials and labour guides on a database system.
o Other duties as general support for other departments within the business as and when required.
o Validation of estimates and labour synthetics

Dimensions & Limits of Authority 
o Preparation of estimates and tenders for approval by the Commercial Manager.

Qualifications and Requirements
o “O” Levels essential (or equivalent GCSE’s)
o A” Levels (or equivalent) desirable but not essential.
o Accuracy and attention to detail essential.
o Good verbal and written communication skills essential.
o Good numerical and literacy skills.
o Capable of interpreting design visuals and CAD drawings.
o Minimum period of 5 years spent in a relevant / related industry.
o Working knowledge of general Microsoft operating systems, with an emphasis on the use of Microsoft Excel or equivalent spreadsheet based applications.
o Experience in working with and or estimating using timber based disciplines essential, experience also in metals/plastics & print would be preferable.
o Experience in procurement preferred but not essential.
o Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and disciplines preferred but not essential.

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