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Graybar Quotations Specialist in Jacksonville, Florida

Graybar is looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction in every area of our business. We are a Company that recognizes talent and provides the opportunity for training and development for your career growth.
Purpose

  • Assist Sales Representatives, Customer Service Representatives, and other employees by providing customer quotations that result in profitable sales revenue to the Company. Support the overall branch sales strategy through efficient and timely responses to internal and external customers.

    Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost estimates of materials requested by Sales, Customer Service Representatives, and others.

  • Compile/organize bills of material, utilizing knowledge of products to be manufactured and available service solutions; compare competing manufacturers' bills of material to determine the best solution for a customer.

  • Itemize tools, fixtures, or equipment to be purchased from outside sources

  • Contact manufacturers directly or through local representatives to obtain best cost information.

  • Compute cost and price estimates for materials using a variety of criteria such as inventory availability, competitive position, price validity, and other logistical considerations (freight, handling, staging, etc.); compute cost estimates for price escalation or abnormal freight charges.

  • Maintain accurate paperwork and job files to facilitate smooth transition to other departments.

  • Correlate all cost information within time frame of bid date and time needed by contractors and sales employees.

  • Assist others in Quotation Department in price quoting.

  • Maintain department files.

    Requirements Minimum Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience required : Experience in a similar role with strong business and social skills

  • High school diploma or GED required

    Preferred Job Requirements

  • 4-5 years of experience preferred : Previous quotation experience in the electrical distribution industry working with little supervision or direction

  • Four-year degree preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Knowledge

  • Knowledge of product line and pricing mechanics preferred

  • Knowledge of SAP programs used to support the Quotations process

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel with the ability to understand and work with formulas and formats submitted by customer

  • Knowledge of electrical distribution industry

  • Knowledge of manufacturer product lines preferred Skills

  • Mathematical skills with the ability to perform basic calculations accurately and quickly

  • Organizational and time management skills

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Computer skills Abilities

  • Ability to deal with customers and factory representatives to obtain pricing information and cooperation

  • Ability to multitask to meet project deadlines

  • Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers through multiple means such as email, telephone, and in-person discussions

    Working Conditions Traditional office environment.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals occupying this position of employment. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skill required of all individuals assigned to this job title. Management reserves the right to modify all or part of this job description at its discretion in order to meet location requirements, staffing levels, and/or any other needs of the business. All of the essential functions of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or equivalent state law, may not have been described. All requests for reasonable accommodation(s) will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Title: Quotations Specialist

Location: Florida-Jacksonville

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