The Cost Estimator / Sales Representative will gather and analyze blueprints, drawings and specifications to provide guidance about products needed and estimate costs for architectural aluminum windows.
Organizes and oversees the schedules of the inside sales staff by delegating tasks and customer service duties.
Develops and maintains relationships with potential and existing customers in the commercial glazing field.
Meets and collaborates with customers, outside sales representatives, architects, and other staff to properly identify the needs of the project and to provide a bid to the customer.
Identifies cost-reduction opportunities.
Applies knowledge of the field and product features to match products to the needs of customers.
Determines needs for additional staff, machinery, materials, and other resources.
Prepares reports forecasting production scenarios; makes recommendations based on findings.
Identifies the pricing structure required for products to sell at profit.
Resolves customer complaints, staffing problems, and other issues that may interfere with efficient sales operations.
Collaborates with leadership to develop sales quotas and strategies.
Collaborates with purchasing departments, managers, and other staff to confirm that orders are processed with accuracy and efficiency and that products are distributed properly.
Some travel required.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Extensive knowledge of architectural specifications and plans.
Excellent sales and negotiation skills.
Knowledge of architectural glass preferred.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s or Bachelors’ degree in a related field preferred.
Two+ years of related experience preferred.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
Great benefits include PTO, UTO, Holidays, Profit Sharing and Company paid health insurance. Also available -Dental, Vision, Aflac, FSA. Wage DOE, DOQ. Call Lynell at (605) 854-9126 to apply.
Job Type: Full-time
Telecommuting is allowed.
About DeSCo Architectural, Inc.
ince 1970, DeSCo has earned its reputation as a high-quality, service-oriented manufacturer of a diverse line of architectural windows. DeSCo's five lines of aluminum windows have been engineered to ensure high performance in a wide variety of applications –schools, hospitals, office buildings, institutional buildings, and churches – in both new construction and retrofit projects. DeSCo windows are manufactured to industry-leading standards, using only the finest materials available.
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