Estimator / Planner | Client Services Department

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Prepares cost estimates and plan by analyzing proposals and requirements.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, specifications, and related documents. Identify labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, specifications, and related documents.
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Plan jobs according to specifications, and related documents.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Communicates and coordinates with Sales and/or Customer Service to clarify specifications.
  • Communicates with other applicable departments or team members to clarify customer expectations.
  • Accomplishes and submits bid request to vendors detailing outsourced services required.
  • Reviews each estimate for accuracy and delivers it to the appropriate responsible individual.
  • Assist with other departmental duties as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong PC (Word/Excel), internet skills.
  • Excellent organizational, math, ruler, mechanical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to accurately interpret written materials.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able to work within a fixed time schedule, able to handle a variety of tasks and modify plans as requirements dictate in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and communicate with vendors, co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  • General knowledge of Planning, Estimating, Customer Service and other printing areas.
  • Good knowledge of production capabilities and equipment required.
  • Knowledge of purchasing capabilities with outside vendors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate Degree in Graphic Arts, Accounting, or Business.
  • 5+ years’ experience in printing industry.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, Window & Outlook software applications.

Department: Client Services.