Estimator

Ironmark - Annapolis Junction, MD4.5

Full-time
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Ironmark is a full service print, creative, marketing and communications partner to help businesses achieve impact and involvement. We are seeking an exceptional, talented individual to join operations in our growing company as a Print Estimator at our Annapolis Junction location. This is a unique opportunity for an individual with interest and experience in printing and graphics to work and be involved with the estimating and quoting process, and work with the latest in technology.

The Print Estimator candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with clients and staff. Ability to establish client relations, listen to client goals, and maintain community rapport are a must for any applicant. The Print Estimator candidates must be highly organized and be able to work efficiently on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines. The Print Estimator position also involves frequent use of technology; some company specific process training will be provided, but strength with computers and technology are a must.

Print Estimator Responsibilities:

  • Estimates and quotes labor and material costs of printing and binding books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other printed matter, based on specifications outlined on sales order or submitted by prospective customer
  • Examines specifications, sketches, and sample layouts, and calculates unit and production costs, using labor and material pricing schedules, and considering factors such as size and number of sheets or pages, paper stock requirements, binding operations, halftones, number and units of colors, and quality of finished product, to determine cost effective and competitive price.
  • Confers with department heads or production personnel to develop or confirm information regarding various cost elements.
  • May estimate cost of mailing finished printed matter if specified on order.
  • May estimate labor and material cost of specific phase of printing, such as plate making or binding

Print Estimator Skills:

  • Prioritize a schedule that revolves around tight deadlines
  • Anticipate the customer’s need before they do
  • Be a solutions-provider, not just a estimating professional
  • Desire to learn and grow your skill set
  • Communicate thoroughly and proactively with the staff and client on the status of projects

Print Estimator Requirements:

  • Previous print estimating experience required
  • Excellent communication
  • Extremely organized and proactive decision maker

Located just outside Columbia, MD, Ironmark is an equal-opportunity employer with excellent benefits and an energetic, team work environment. We look forward to meeting you.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Estimating: 1 year (Preferred)