This established Company manufactures and supplies high-end joinery and furniture to the commercial sector and prestigious residential clients throughout London and the south-east.
Their Head Office and workshop is based in Amersham with a project office in Central London.
They are excited to be recruiting an experienced Estimator to join their Pre-Contracts team, supporting the Sales and Marketing Director and will be based at the head office in Bucks.
Ideally the right candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in estimating bespoke furniture and joinery, working with multiple sub-contractors and suppliers. The candidate should be confident in managing and co-ordinating all aspects of tenders ranging from £100k to £2m.
Main responsibilities include:
Examine incoming tenders to review contract potential and value engineer solutions for the client.
Read all specification documents and drawings (Architects and Engineers).
Attend tender, pre-start meetings, negotiating pre-contract terms and conditions as well as documenting any agreements reached.
Determine contractual, financial, technical and operational risks.
Initiate technical queries and ensure design sufficiently developed to generate accurate costings.
Manage the sub-contract and material enquiry process.
Deal with variations and the change control process.
Finalise tender submissions with the Sales and Marketing Director.
Compile an appropriate handover information pack on all secured tenders and chair handover meeting with the production/project management team.
Experience & Attributes:
Minimum 3 – 5 years estimating experience in a joinery and furniture environment.
Proven experience in maintaining and building relationships with commercial and procurement teams.
Proven ability to negotiate with sub-contractors and suppliers.
Have a good understanding of the joinery and furniture industry, specifically commercial, retail and residential.
Advanced use of Microsoft packages.
Confident navigating new IT systems.
Demonstrate strong numerical skills.
Be able to work under pressure and prioritise workload accordingly.
A confident communicator with demonstrable interpersonal skills and workplace relationships.
Excellent organisational skills and the ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
An ambitious, motivated individual, keen to work with senior management to convert opportunities in to results.