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Quotations Specialist

Company Name:
Graybar
Quotations Specialist - 70135629_20140827
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The Opportunity
Graybar is looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction in every area of our business. We are a Company that recognizes talent and provides the opportunity for training and development for your career growth.
Purpose
Assist Sales Representatives, Customer Service Representatives and other employees by providing customer quotations that result in profitable sales revenue to the Company. Support the overall Branch sales strategy through efficient and timely responses to internal and external customers.
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Responsibilities
Prepare cost estimates of materials requested by Sales, Customer Service Representatives, Stock Maintenance, and others.
Compile/organize bills of material, utilizing knowledge of products to be manufactured and available service solutions; compare competing manufacturers' bills of material to determine the best solution for a customer.
Itemize tools, fixtures, or equipment to be manufactured by company or purchased from outside sources.
Contact manufacturers directly or through local representatives to obtain best cost information.
Compute cost/price estimates for materials using a variety of criteria, such as inventory availability, competitive position, price validity, and other logistical considerations (freight, handling, staging, etc); compute cost estimates for price escalation or abnormal freight charges.
Maintain accurate paperwork and job files to facilitate smooth transition to other departments.
Correlate all cost information within time frame of bid date and time needed by contractors and sales employees.
Assist others in Quotation Department in price quoting.
Maintain department files.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
Minimum Job Requirements Minimum of 1 year experience required: Experience with Excel, email, internet search, Word, and other computer programs
High school diploma or GED required
Preferred Job Requirements 2-3 years experience preferred: Previous experience in an office or work environment, meeting deadlines, and interacting with others to complete tasks. Preferably Distribution.
Two-year degree preferred: Business or related degree
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities _Knowledge_
Knowledge of product line and pricing mechanics preferred
Knowledge of SAP programs used to support the Quotations process
Knowledge of Microsoft Excel with the ability to understand and work with formulas and formats submitted by customer
Knowledge of electrical distribution industry
Knowledge of manufacturer product lines preferred
Skills
Mathematical skills with the ability to perform basic calculations accurately and quickly
Organizational and time management skills
Oral and written communication skills
Computer skills
Abilities
Ability to deal with customers and factory representatives to obtain pricing information and cooperation
Ability to multitask to meet project deadlines
Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers through multiple means such as email, telephone, and in-person discussions
Working Conditions Traditional office environment.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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Primary Location: Delaware-New Castle
Req ID: 70135629_20140827

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