Estimator 

Reporting to: Senior Estimator

Hours: 8.30-5.00 Mon-Thursday, 8.30-3.00 Friday

Responsible for: Presenting schedules and quotation to customers exacting standard in accordance with Stairways brands and building regulations

Direct Reports: N/A

Remuneration/ Package details:

20 days Holiday plus bank holidays, salary dependent upon experience, Employee Assistance Program* (EAP), Health Cash back scheme*, Wellbeing program, Pension.

Forming part of the commercial team within a successful well-established Midlands based privately owned company. Paying attention to detail working with Stairways ESTA & other manufacturing software packages to cost & design products in accordance with range and specification. Based in an open plan office environment co ordinating approaches with commercial colleagues.

Key role and responsibilities

  • Read and understand client drawings (Architects pack, General Arrangement, schedules etc) to produce & present quotations in accordance with the organisation’s product offering & operating guidelines.
  • To produce quotations using the company’s estimating system, in accordance with current certification & building regulations.
  • Dealing with customer enquiries over MS Teams Voice, Video and email.
  • Evaluate customer’s specifications for compliance with regulations and Stairways standard offering and be able to provide customer with suggestions for specification to suit their budget and maximise opportunity.
  • Promote full group product portfolio to new and existing customers.
  • Collaborating with commercial team and field colleagues.
  • Actioning various departmental objectives, ISO 9001 – feedback questionnaires, performance reporting and such like.

Essential/Desirable skills & experience include:

  • Work experience within similar role would be advantageous, although product training will be given although a reasonable amount of knowledge of the organisation’s portfolio products would be an advantage
  • Ability to project manage orders through to delivery
  • Ability to work towards designated personal and team targets
  • Be an active member of the Commercial team.
  • Business acumen Estimator – July 2023 Updated V1.
  • Project Management
  • Account Management
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible in approach
  • A good level of education.
  • Any other duties within skill and ability levels at the discretion of the business

Interview process

1st interview will be conducted on MS Teams

2nd Interview in person

3rd Interview – if applicable with Director Team Basic skills testing to be performed at time of employment offer.

*Subject to 3 months employment before being enrolled into schemes.

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Commitment

As a highly reputable firm within the industry, Stairways are dedicated to meeting their client’s product and application requirements. All materials used are manufactured to the highest quality and meet the relevant standards achieving ISO9001, FSC®, and various product certifications, whilst their staircases and door solutions are manufactured with compliance to UK building regulations & legislative standards in mind. Using the knowledge, passion, and experience acquired across all team members over the past thirty years, Stairways aim to continue to be the best in what they do.

THE FUTURE

Stairways are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and expand their service offering; this includes the investment in new machinery to further enhance and innovate the manufacturing process, with the aim to shorten lead times and increase overall in-house capacity. The changes Stairways employ are always focused upon improving the customer experience, to ensure their process remains as efficient as possible from start to finish.

THE HISTORY

Privately owned and managed since it was founded in 1989, Stairways has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Starting as a small staircase manufacturer, Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft of bespoke and mass production capacity.