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5 months ago
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Sales Executive Jobs
Contracts Estimator

At Howdens we invest in our people and provide thorough on the job training and excellent career progression opportunities. We have been awarded a top 10 place in the top 30 Best Big Companies to Work for in the Sunday Times for recognition of excellence in the workplace.

Howdens Joinery, a trade only business with over 600 depots, has built a reputation that builders can trust through offering best local price and providing product from local stock. Our unbeatable service and product has led to us becoming a market leader, which is why we were awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen in 2015 for our quality and excellence. Despite its scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.

We are proud of our substantial growth and remain committed to success through the expansion of our local depot network. We are seeking talented people to help us continue to grow our business and are now looking to recruit:

Contracts Estimator

In order to meet the ever growing demands and success of our contract division we are now looking for an experienced Contracts Estimator. Based in our purpose built hub in the Shoreham area of Brighton and reporting to the Office Manager you will be responsible for the preparation of Contracts quotations/estimates, ensuring they are priced accurately to the clients requirements and in the timescale required to support the team and maximise sales and growth.

Responsibilities in brief:

* Provide estimating and pricing support to the Contract Manager, Regional Contract Managers and Kitchen Designers

* Preparing timely and accurate quotations based on Contract customer requirements and designs

* Prepare presentation packs for tenders submissions

* Working closely with management to develop new ways of working for solving problems and improving the customer journey and experience

* Working with numerous internal teams to resolve various issues in a timely manner

* To participate as an effective and willing team member to achieve individual and team goals

* Ensure compliance with Health & Safety Regulations

* To assist with any other reasonable request in order to fulfil the requirements of the business and smooth operation of the Contracts division

Personal attributes and skills

* Excellent customer service skills

* Ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels

* Proven experience estimating within the construction industry

* Proficient in reading kitchen drawings

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

* Strong organisation skills who prides themselves on accuracy and delivering a quality service and achieving deadlines

* Self-starter who is flexible, approachable and a team player

Howdens deeply value team working and reward our people in line with individual and team success through a competitive package of benefits including;

* Competitive salary

* Bonus (profit related)

* Matched contribution pension scheme

* Team incentives and outings

* 24 days holiday, rising to 26 days after 5 years

* Staff discount on Howdens products

* Share awards and prize draws

* Long service awards

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