Future Recruitment Ltd

Estimator - Packaging

East Midlands
Up To £25K + 22 Days Hol
29 Mar 2017
26 Apr 2017
Hollie James
Full Time
Contract Type

Up To £25K + 22 Days Holiday (Pro-Rata - Increasing On Length of Service) + Pension (1.00% Initial Employer Contribution)

Hours of Working: 9.00am - 5.00pm (40 hours per week) - Please be aware that a reasonable amount of overtime may be expected under the salaried position.

Our client is a well-established packaging manufacturer based in the East Midlands, hey currently require an Estimator to join their team, with the ability to demonstrate knowledge of all areas of packaging construction and estimating. An understanding of all the production processes from print to conversion is essential with particular emphasis on design and layout.

  • Estimating accurate production costs using current MIS system EFI 'Radius' or knowledge of similar systems
  • Liaising with internal departments, from material procurement, design studio, print, die cutting, windowing, gluing to warehouse and despatch
  • Preparing estimates for the commercial manager and account executives
  • Producing estimates within agreed timescales
  • Verify layout with each department for production and cost efficiency
  • Analyse and determine quantity and cost of all raw materials used in manufacturing
  • Assess spoilage/waste of all raw materials, machine make ready time, run speeds, run time, hand work if applied, for all manufacturing processes
  • Obtaining sub-contractor estimates for any external finishing
  • Reviewing prices on a regular basis to ensure that they are kept up to date with changing information
  • Developing procedures for pricing / costing work
  • Manage tenders to achieve strict deadlines

  • Knowledge of litho print process and packaging construction & manufacture
  • Good mathematical ability, including good understanding of measurements
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • A sense of urgency, to address requests effectively without neglect to details
  • Must be able to understand customer's and company specifications and explain technical procedures clearly to others
  • Takes initiative and ownership of projects and tasks
  • Excellent organisational skills including follow-up and accountability
  • Ability to problem solve, think clearly and logically
  • High ethical standard with the ability to work independently
  • Professional customer satisfaction skills needed to maintain positive external and internal relationships
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Must be able to cope with pressure as part of the job

This role requires excellent organisational and planning skills, balancing priorities and consistently delivering activities inside deadlines. Communication skills and attention to detail are essential to provide the business with accurate estimates and fulfil customer requirements.

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