Print Estimator/Production

Location
We are based in Crawley which is near Gatwick with local transport avaliable.
Salary
+ Benefits
Posted
22 May 2017
Closes
22 Jun 2017
Ref
TTOP/ESTIMATOR
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Print Estimator/Production
An exciting new opportunity has just become available for an experienced Print Estimator to work within our estimating team. We are a B2 high quality commercial and direct mail printing company.

Working hours are negotiable but are typically 8am – 5pm depending on own workload. Candidates may need to work up until 6pm; therefore, flexibility towards working hours is required. The salary payable will reflect the hours worked.

Responsibilities:

To produce print estimates including tenders.
To take ownership and responsibility for own workload.
To take client briefs, by meeting, phone or email, as required.
To interpret client briefs and validate all components including technical specifications.
To source and negotiate with outworkers as required from the agreed contractor lists.
To ensure that all information relating to the use of outworkers agreed at estimating stage is documented and that this information is highlighted to the production personnel at the earliest stage.
To maintain documentary records of all instructions.
To handle all client queries promptly and accurately.
Ensure all samples and documents relating to each estimate are kept together and are filed correctly.
Experience/Skills required:

Very competent at B2 estimating
Excellent understanding of Microsoft packages and internal MIS (Accura)
Possess an insight in to Direct Mail, although training will be given.
Understanding of impositions and laydowns that are commonly used in print, including saddle stitching and perfect binding.
Ability to prioritise work and manage projects and meet tight deadlines.
Good communication with outwork suppliers and ability to minimise costs.
Please note: This is a broad overview and does not encompass all aspects of the role.