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Estimating Specialist

Company: The Gund Company
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Based on understanding TGC's best process cost structure, the Estimating Specialist works with the customer service and sales teams to prepare quotations to meet our customer requirements.

Responsible for cost estimate of labor and materials on proposed projects for bid. Analyzes details of projects to be bid and works closely with engineering and production staff to assure accuracy of cost estimates. Requires extensive knowledge of products and service.

Capable of performing tasks in multiple areas of the functional discipline, but will be a content expert in one or more. Work assignments require deep discipline-specific knowledge and/or experience and this individual will be sought out to address problems and questions. Work activities involve regular communication with individuals both internal and external to the company.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

* By market/facility, become an expert in the product line, production capabilities, and cost structure related to satisfying our customers requirements. Assist in customer requirement review including specifications and drawings. Coordinate any customer specification deviation requests.
* Visit TGC facilities participating in GEMBA and Kaizen activities to understand and document our process capability and related cost structure.
* Develop and improve costing calculators and models by product line to drive the efficiency and accuracy of the quoting process. Using TGCs quoting calculators and Visual Estimating Window, create the costing models that allow TGC to competitively quote customer requirements based on leveraging our companys global competitive advantages.
* Participate in the Quote follow-up process in order to understand what it will take to earn the business while working with the sales and service team to make necessary quotation adjustments.
* Participate in the after Quote process (After Action Review AAR) in order to understand the customers feedback and analyze our process capability for improvement opportunities via Kaizen activities.
* Lead the implementation of the Gross Profit Review Process in coordination with the Production Manager, Value Stream Manager, and/or the Market Manager. Identify gross profit losers including the investigation of root cause and the corresponding correction action. Identify gross profit excessive winners to provide a proactive price decrease to customers as necessary. Update Engineering Masters as necessary to reflect best cost process steps and related times.
* Assist in leading Kaizen events and ensure that the best cost fabrication practices are documented, implemented and maintained. Share Kaizen event results (Yokoten) with other facilities while learning from the best practices of other facilities based on their Kaizen events.
* Mentors and develops peers in area of functional expertise.

Qualifications & Competencies:

* Three to five years experience with custom manufacturing quoting processes.
* Outstanding Excel skills including formulas, lookup tables, and OBCD links.
* Proficiency creating written and pictorial documentation of manufacturing processes, especially for the purpose of documenting capability and best process cost structures.
* Experience with computer software including MS Office and ERP software.
* Experience in low volume, high variety manufacturing a plus
* Experience working as a machinist or craftsman a plus
* Experience working in an ISO quality environment a plus
* Associates Degree and Relative Certifications a plus

Keywords: The Gund Company, Waukesha , Estimating Specialist, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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