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Develop cost estimates on routine and complex jobs as required by customer’s request.
The estimator must understand the customer requirements and the cost of meeting those requirements within the company capabilities.


• Analyze documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates by required due dates
• Engineer the best production plan for a project
• Evaluate all methods available for producing a job and provides quotes based on the most economical method to meet client specifications
• Plan jobs using a variety of substrates and printing methods
• Provide CSR’s with all hard copy layouts, e-mails, vendor schedules and other back-up info related to estimated job won
• Revise estimates as needed due to specification changes
• Develop knowledge of materials available and recommends cost saving opportunities
• Consult with sales, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
• Maintain estimating standard procedures including meeting turn times required for all estimates
• Be sure the plant can meet the delivery date before delivering the estimate
• Utilize estimating software to provide quotes to Sales and Customer Service Representatives
• Consult with the appropriate department managers to determine production capabilities and optimal production process
• Advise and provide direction and support to employees trying to determine specifications on a project
• All other duties as assigned


• Minimum of 5 years of extensive Estimating experience in the Graphic Arts field
• Must have a comprehensive and extensive knowledge of all printing and print finishing processes including prepress, small and large format, digital, offset print, screen print and bindery/fulfillment operations
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Strong math, computer, and analytical skills
• Excellent organizational and project management skills
• Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (Strong in Excel) and Avanti software a plus
• Mail personalization and postal procedure knowledge
• Ability to resolve conflicts
• Good planning and problem solving skills; capable of communicating and working with people at all levels of the organization
• Ability to take initiative and require minimal supervision
• Ability to be proactive in anticipating and communicating project issues with internal departments including Sales
• The ideal individual will be an integral part of the team’s workflow, has an awareness of unrelated activities, and must be able to interact and successfully complete projects with/through senior managers.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusion
• Ability to read, comprehend and interpret job requirements and work instructions
Physical Dexterity:
– Ability to sit and use a keyboard and mouse for extended periods (8 hours or more)

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