Company: Taylor Corp
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Let Us Power Your Potential
Taylor Corporation is a dynamic, diversified company with big
plans for the future and your career. We power our employees'
potential and strive to create opportunity and security for every
member of the team. If you're ready for something bigger more
challenge, more variety, more pathways for professional growth we
should talk. We're passionate about our work, we believe there is
always a better way, and we're looking for people like you.
Ready to reach your potential? It's time to look at Taylor.
Your Opportunity: Curtis 1000, a division of Taylor Corporation,
is seeking an Estimator / Planner responsible for the quick and
efficient processing of quotes for multiple product lines and
maintaining a balance between company profitability and the ability
to secure the order.
- Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (overtime as needed)
Receive and respond to quote request from the sales group and
the Customer Service department for Core/Commercial, Digital and
Direct Mail job categories
Review and prepare response to RFP's and large direct
opportunities by gathering details and compiling data for all
production cost according to specifications.
Understand the "cost" pricing structure; factors such as
material cost, spoilage and make ready.
Provide continual evaluation of processes and procedures.
Set the standard for developing appropriate and effective
working relationships with Sales Management, BDMs, Sales
Representatives and vendors.
Work with CSR's, AM's and Sales Reps to understand customer
Research product to ensure product knowledge as well as best
avenue for vendor pricing.
Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on cost
estimates and budgetary constraints.
Estimate job costs and apply the appropriate markup based on
Maintain estimating system; close quotes, de-activate old
quotes, add/change supplier codes and contact names.
Research appropriate sources for quotes by utilizing the
Work with suppliers to gain knowledge of their production
capabilities and learn about new products.
Analyze vendor pricing and negotiate vendor costs.
Quote alternative items as needed to meet requirements and
secure the order.
Plan work the most cost-efficient way through the plant and
Proactively follow-up and communicate quote statue to Sales Rep
or CSR / AM.
Strive to improve processes and cost efficiencies.
- Ability to convert estimate into a working plan including
detailed imposition ready layouts to prepress and finishing
departments that meet the quality standards for company and the
You Must Have:
High School diploma or equivalent, with one to three years of
related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Advanced negotiation skills and knowledge of press capabilities
and printing procedures.
Basic understanding of the print process along with basic paper
knowledge; paper grades.
Knowledge and the ability to use computerized estimating
systems, Monarch, and Kodak Upfront Production Planning
Understanding of page layouts, press laybacks, etc.
Ability to effectively respond to questions from management,
customers, sales representatives, and employees.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratios, percent and draw and interpret
graphs; Strong math skills.
Manage telephone calls professionally and efficiently; ability
to communicate both written and verbally
Ability to work well under pressure; work with diverse
personalities and deal effectively with conflict.
Strong work ethics, dependable, accountable, and displays a
sense of urgency.
Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook system to include calendar,
e-mail, task list, etc.; excellent computer (Microsoft Office
Suite) and data entry skills.
Proficient in Excel with the ability to create spreadsheets with
Ability to use experience and independent judgment to make
Excellent problem solving (think outside the box), follow-up,
decision making, and organizational skills
- Attention to details with minimal errors.
We Would Also Prefer:
- Advanced negotiation skills and knowledge of press capabilities
and printing procedures
Here is how we are going to keep you safe in the workplace:
Our focus continues to be on our employees and their wellbeing,
and we have taken steps to ensure your safety in all our
facilities. The following are workplace safety guidelines in each
of our Taylor locations:
Work from home in accordance with CDC and state guidelines
Masks are provided and required in all our facilities
Employees will maintain at least 6 feet of distance whenever
We have hand sanitizer and soap & water readily available
Increased cleaning and disinfection of high traffic areas
- Communication & Action Plans if one of our employees shows
symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19
About Taylor Corporation
One of the top five graphics communications companies in North
America, Taylor's family of companies provide a diverse set of
products, services and technologies addressing the toughest
communication challenges. For 45 years, Taylor has been a premier
provider of powerful and innovative products, services and
expertise for individuals, businesses and distributors large and
small. Our 12,000+ employees spanning more than 25 states and nine
countries work diligently to create the interactive, printing and
marketing solutions that have helped build some of the world's more
recognizable brands. Everything we do begins with identifying the
unique priorities and needs of our customers and creating
one-of-a-kind solutions. We offer a full range of benefits to power
our employees' potential including health, dental, vision and life
insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off (PTO) and holiday pay, and
Taylor Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All
applicants will be considered for employment without attention to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, veteran or disability status.
Curtis 1000 Inc.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.
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