Quotations Specialist / Estimator

Dominion Sample - Anjou, QC (30+ days ago)

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Company Description

Our second-generation company has been an innovator and leader in the sampling industry for over 55 years. Dominion Sample (a SI division) produces sampling tools for the following industries: wall covering, window treatments, flooring, apparel, trimmings, textiles, automotive, marine, outdoor fabrics and upholstery.

Experienced artisans create sampling books, binders, or slip cases that are cost-effective, artistically compelling and functional. Our state-of-the-art facility, featuring automated machinery, allows us to create and produce elegant and serviceable swatch books, fabric binders and display materials with speed and precision.

Job Description

The Quotations Specialist / Estimator supports the day-to-day requests from customer service and is responsible for proposing the best possible solution of Dominion’s products, equipment, and systems.

We create value for our customers by owning all pre-sales inquiries for the division and we follow-up with the help of customer service on our quotations to see if we have won the order.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares quotations and provide assistance for pricing within mandated timeframe;
  • Product suggestions, technical support and competitive cross references;
  • Quotes all new jobs that are asked for and determines if specifications are achievable;
  • Maintains his/her technical knowledge on product lines;
  • Reviews the use of all new technology and uses design to increase efficiency;
  • Tracks pending submissions with Sales Manager and/or Customer Service to determine their status;
  • Advises Sales Managers of market price trends and other information as it becomes available;
  • Assists in post-mortem meetings after events, and addresses to-do list items;
  • Offers weekly report on activities to superior;
  • Participates in special projects

Qualifications:

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in engineering, logistics, or operations is required;
  • 2 to 5 years experience in a bidding / selling position;\
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high attention to detail;Ability to follow procedures and methodology and make suggestions for improvements;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and Outlook) & Salesforce; ability to learn new systems, and organize significant amounts of information in a professional manner is preferred;
  • An understanding of vendor relationships;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work with or contribute to a work group or team to complete assigned task(s)

Requirements:

  • Communication Skills: Bilingual verbal, written, and presentation skills are required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical skills, and strong ability to communicate;
  • Is eager to facilitate a cross-departmental inclusive approach;
  • Likes to organize & ensure that documentation exists;
  • High energy, with the ability to work as part of a team or independently;
  • Must be able to Travel 30%+ both domestic and internationally;
  • Must own a vehicle

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • in a bidding / selling position: 2 years (Preferred)