The Estimator position entails estimating costs and initial planning of potential jobs to be produced or brokered.
Receive and confirm specifications included in “Requests for Quote” forms and other pricing requests.
Plan press layouts and other production methods for each estimate.
Coordinate with customer service/estimating departments both internally and at affiliated companies to obtain accurate pricing on external production functions.
Obtain competitive pricing from un-affiliated vendors for materials and services as needed including quotes from multiple sources for comparison.
Work with production supervisors as needed to answer technical questions regarding projects.
Use estimating tools (software, standards, etc.) to compile estimated costs that will be both competitive for the customer and profitable for the company.
Communicate with Director of Client Services and/or President to establish pricing for completed estimates.
Maintain daily log of estimates completed.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to prioritize tasks.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Intermediate math skills required.
Knowledge of graphic arts, specifically lithographic printing, pre-press and display fabrication.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Math or Business preferred
At least two years related experience in print, display, and graphic arts industry.