Estimator in Falconer, NY

Hanson Sign Companies Posted: 2020-09-04

Falconer, NY 14733


Hanson Sign Companies is nationally known in the industry as a leading wholesale sign manufacturer. We are based in the Jamestown, NY area. Strong sales growth has created opportunities for several new positions in our Falconer, NY manufacturing facility.

Responsible to develop estimates for the manufacture of customer signs of varying complexity. Prior estimating experience in the sign industry, contract manufacturing of custom built products or the construction industry with thorough knowledge of estimating techniques, industry standard practices and processes that impact the bid. Ability to read, analyze and interpret drawings. Application of Code knowledge and field experience or ability to understand and apply needs of the sign installers. Soliciting bid prices from vendors in conjunction with our purchasing manager. Ability to organize and prepare scope of work and price proposals. Organizational and problem solving skills. Expert level of verbal and written communication skills. Comprehensive computer skills. Service customers through phone and e-mailed correspondence. The majority of leads are generated through contracts the company has secured with National Account Programs or that are assigned to the Estimator by Senior management. The development of strong service relationships with retail sign companies and key personnel employed with National Account Programs is expected. Estimators develop and provide customers with comprehensive, detailed quotes using established catalog pricing methodology and consult with Senior Sales Management on calculations required for more complex quotes. Follow up on quotes, determine additional customer needs or objections and work with Senior Management to identify potential solutions or incentives to close the sale. Estimators must learn and understand the manufacturing process to be able to correctly identify components necessary to create signage desired by customer and to provide alternatives. Inspect completed signage to identify any quality defects prior to crating and shipping. Work with production and the customer to resolve any quality related concerns that may arise in a manner that insures a satisfied customer at the lowest cost to Hanson Sign. Always present a professional image of the company to customers.

Strong communication skills and attention to detail is critically important, ability to work with others in a team environment, multitasking is critical. Ability to carry out the marketing plan and work without supervision. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office, knowledge in general office equipment: fax, copiers, calculator, credit card processing. Associates degree or higher preferred.

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