North East England

Job summary

Harrison Scott Associates
£Negotiable - Highly Competitive Package
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

We are looking for a highly organised and analytical individual with costing/pricing/estimating experience in the printing and/or packaging industry. You will be joining a company that is always looking to better itself; one that is keen to recruit individuals who like to innovate and improve processes. You will enjoy working as part of a close team, passionate about what they do and who strive to make a difference.

Role responsibilities will include:

  1. Estimate costs and propose margins using the software system in place, considering standard estimating rules as applicable, and the rates and costs agreed with the site and the commercial team
  2. Prepare submissions for tenders.
  3. Present estimates to key stakeholders, explain approach on costing pricing in an articulate way.
  4. Ensure all costs and parameters within estimating models are kept updated in line with Dept SOP.
  5. Develop and maintain the pricing database with both spot pricing and matrix calculators across the customer base.
  6. Ensure all pricing is updated in a timely manner and provided to the relevant Customer Service or Commercial teams in line with department KPI guidelines.
  7. Develop work on samples, product development, layouts and designs for customer ranges in conjunction with the Sales and Origination departments.
  8. Provide the origination, production and materials departments with information as required to allow for efficient planning.
  9. Create GM improvement opportunities within Existing customer base by Suggesting more efficient order pattern management, routings, or any other process improvement
  10. Monitor & Ensure New business awarded to the company is performing to financial expectations in line with Proposed executive summary and SLA.
  11. Act on or deputise for customer related project teams
  12. Absence cover for other Estimators in the company
  13. Attend meetings on or off site with customers as required.
  14. Develop technological skills consistent with the requirements of this position.
  15. Maintain and develop costing records of orders produced and provide for comparisons to estimated costs.
  16. Interact directly with customers and suppliers on pricing and project development.
  17. Keep Activity Logs up to date in line with Dept SOP.
  18. Generate ad hock and monthly reports
  19. Understand Machine Rates and Material movements and maintain costs in pricing model

Leaflets experience is desirable but not essential. Our top priority is finding a highly numerate estimator with excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and spoken.

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