Quotations Manager--CED

Nationally based Electrical Distributor is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our National Accounts quotations department in Irving, TX.  Will work with remote locations to help facilitate quotations for lighting, lighting controls and switch gear products for National Account customers.  Must have familiarity with tier 1 and tier 2 lighting fixture manufacturers along with working knowledge of switch gear.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Architectural Plan Reading (Reflected Ceiling Plans and Electrical Plans)
  • Plan Take-offs (Counts)
  • Costing and Pricing of Required Materials (Vendor Interaction)
  • Pricing Quotations to ensure consistent, competitive and profitable pricing
  • Coordinates pricing negotiations with suppliers
  • Coordinates receipt of all information for the preparation of final quotation submittal
  • Coordinates transmittal of plans, drawings, and other documents to customers
  • Follow up on outstanding quotations with sales team and customers to determine status
  • Maintain catalogs and price lists
  • First point of escalation for quotation or price related issues
  • Communicates with customers by resolving problems with projects
  • Maintain current awareness of market pricing trends and communicate recommended product-specific price level adjustments
  • Maintain cooperative relationships consistent with good commercial policies in regards to selected suppliers
  • Order Entry / Order Status
  • Working knowledge of Utility Rebate Process

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • 3-5 years working experience in the market
  • General National Account and Lighting industry experience
  • Experience quoting national account projects
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Strong Internet Research Capabilities)
  • Be able to read lighting plans (RCP and Electrical)
  • Conduct lighting take offs
  • Base knowledge of lighting industry (vendors, suppliers, agents, and how to source)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

We are a well-established and highly recognized organization within the electrical distribution market.  CED has been in business for over 58 years with more than 600 locations nationwide.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified candidates please respond to:    Dan.Cheetham@CED.com