Sackett-Waconia is a diversified manufacturer of bulk material handling and blending systems in the world fertilizer industry. The ideal candidate will be responsible to develop and execute costing and quoting process to support outside sales for fertilizer equipment engineering and manufacturing. This process requires professional communication with customers and colleagues, and keen understanding of all considerations and details that comprise the actual quote.
Responsibilities and Duties
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
Prepare quotes, sales presentations in a timely and accurate manner.
Work closely with outside sales to support them with sales needs and to clarify the desired outcome of a project.
Work with sales drafter, inside sales coordinator and other departments regarding project design requirements and pricing development.
Coordinate installation quotes and other outside provider information with industry partners.
To identify, develop and implement improved pricing and costing process.
Establish and maintain costing and customer pricing processes working with Director of Finance and other departments as needed.
Develop and implement cost summary for each project.
Analyze delivered projects to compare estimated with actual cost, make recommendations for improvements.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:
Ability to read, interpret, edit technical drawings.
Excellent math and problem solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong time management, ability to multitask, prioritize, problem solve and run multiple large and small scale projects at one time.
Must be detail orientated, possess organizational skills and documentation.
Strong drive and resilience, action and result oriented.
Ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work efficiently under pressure and work with tight deadlines.
Available to work hours needed to complete required work.
Ability to create, proofread and edit documents.
Possess working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook tools (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and other software such as ERP systems.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
Must be willing and able to travel, if needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
2 year Associates degree in drafting (SolidWorks and/or AutoCAD), construction management.
2-5 years estimating experience preferred.
Solid understanding of basic accounting principles.
Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
Possesses qualities such as productivity, dependability, resourcefulness, efficiency, and professionalism.
Understanding of engineering, drafting and a mechanical aptitude.
Previous experience in Agriculture, Equipment, Construction or Fertilizer Industries (5 years).
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Agriculture or Engineering or equivalent experience.
Experience with AutoCAD and SolidWorks software.