Paarl Media: Estimator

Posted on :

15 Oct, 2013

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As market leader in its field, Paarl Media focuses on the implementation of cutting edge technology and strong skills development, offering a full range of career opportunities for the right people.

The successful candidate will be responsible for handling all quotations for heat set web printing from various representatives and or accounts executives.



Key Duties & Responsibilities

• Deliver timeous and accurate market related cost estimates to both existing and prospective clients to ensure client retention and conversion
• Obtain Market related pricing to ensure conversion of estimates to orders
• Obtain competitive outwork and freight costs for estimating
• Ensure the delivery of timeous estimates and the provision of RELEVANT TECHNICAL ADVICE to clients and Accounts Executives
• Effective utilization and application of systems and workflows to ensure the production of timeous high quality quotes
• Advise clients on availability of raw materials and other related technical requirements
• Apply effective communication methods to ensure all stakeholders are informed of changes and amendments



Educational Requirements

• Possess a minimum qualification of Grade12/Matric with accounting subjects
• A relevant diploma in Estimating (an advantage)
• Computer literacy with proficiency in MS Word; MS Excel and be able to communicate effectively via e-mail
• DIMS or similar MIS package would be an added advantage



Experience Requirements

• 2-3 years’ experience in print cost estimating environment
• 5 years as a generalist estimator in the media environment
• Thorough understanding of technical and product knowledge of printing processes
• Thorough knowledge of the print media market environment and pricing structures
• Good understanding of paper, post-press and logistics environments



Skills & Competencies

• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Leadership Skills
• Listening skills
• Interpretation of client requests and specifications to assist in advising and costing
• Analytical and Problem solving skills
• Mathematical skills
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Time management and stress tolerance

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