Project Quotations Specialist - Distribution

Graybar Canada- Woodbridge
Vaughan, Ontario

Posted On: July 30, 2020
Last Day to Apply: August 30, 2020

Make the move … Join the team at Graybar Canada!

Graybar Canada, an employee-owned company, is a wholesale distributor for thousands of items from leading manufacturers of electrical and communications & data products. Graybar Canada operates over 30 locations across the country.

Committed to quality through its customer service, products, supply and distribution, and performance, Graybar Canada is a subsidiary of Graybar Electric – a Fortune 500 company and one of the oldest and largest American electrical distributors.

Graybar Canada has the power and stability of a big corporation and the integrity and drive of a neighborhood business.

Graybar Canada currently has an exciting career opportunity available in our Vaughan, ON location for a:

Project Quotations Specialist - Distribution

We are looking for a sales-minded individual who is motivated by learning and career growth.

Graybar Canada offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Profit Sharing Program
  • Long Term Disability Benefits
  • Group RRSP Matching
  • Corporate Fitness Membership Program
  • Employee Share Purchase Program
  • Computer Purchase Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Service Awards Program
  • Scholarship Program for Employee’s Children

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepare cost estimates of materials requested by Customers, as well as Account Managers, Customer Service Representatives and appropriate management.
  • Work with the Account Manager as needed to identify “value-add” options that could help in the bidding process.
  • Prepare customer presentations to upsell Graybar Canada’s Project Coordination capabilities where needed.
  • Compile bill of materials, utilizing knowledge of products to be manufactured.
  • Contact manufacturers, factories and representatives to obtain best-cost information when necessary.
  • Compute cost estimates for materials, price escalation and abnormal freight charges.
  • Compare manufacturer’s bill of material to determine and price any differences for complete comparisons.
  • Correlate all cost information within the time frame of bid date and time needed by contractors, sales personnel and appropriate management.
  • Prepare price quotations and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing customer telephone calls and written correspondence in a courteous, timely and professional manner.
  • Coordinate the prompt handling of all customer service requests including, but not limited to, order entry, pricing, expediting, billing, order maintenance, credit, and claims.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum Grade 12 education; however, preference will be given to individuals with a technical or post-secondary education background (e.g. Electrical / Electronic Engineering Technologist) or equivalent industry experience.
  • Knowledge of electrical products and applications preferred.
  • The ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with customers and suppliers is essential.
  • The ability to handle multiple projects with deadlines of varying urgency.
  • Must exhibit excellent time management, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and project management skills are mandatory.
  • Ability to prioritize work, be flexible and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with all levels of employees and management, both internally and externally.
  • Must practice excellent spoken and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

* This is a brief outline of position responsibilities and does not intend to be all-inclusive of the current or future duties, responsibilities or reporting relationships of the position.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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