Quotations Specialist

at Consolidated Electrical Distributors in Springdale, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Job title: Quotations Specialist

Job ID: 202282450001

Department: Springdale – KPE

Location: AR-Springdale



As a Quotations Specialist, you will be responsible for quoting material from plans and specifications on construction projects. This may also include building a Bill of Material from a blueprint or working with a customer to suggest products on design-build projects.

You will know you’re a match to this position if you have product and application knowledge, an understanding of the bid process, interpersonal and organizational skills, are a self-starter, detail oriented, and can work quickly and accurately under time constraints and pressure.

As a Projects and Gear Specialist, you will be expected to:

+ Provide technical expertise to sales and support team.

+ Serve as technical lead to other inside sales professionals.

+ Thoroughly understand all product capabilities, features, and benefits as well as Keathley Pattersons market conditions, product warranties and services.

+ Assist customers over the phone or via internet with orders, quotations, and product questions.

+ Proactively follow up on customer orders, challenges, and needs.

+ Resolve customer concerns and issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.

+ Qualify opportunities, based on market conditions and technical scope

+ Accurately enter orders and type quotations.

+ Maintain project files.

+ Expedite order process.

+ Interact with electrical contractors, architects, engineers, and owners to suggest products to be used on all types of construction projects.

+ Take off Bills of Material from blueprints and specifications.

+ Identify additional customer requirements beyond agreed Project scope to increase the project performance.

+ Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, and more!

Reports to: PC Manager

Minimum Qualifications:

+ High level of mechanical aptitude and technical understanding.

+ Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel Adobe Acrobat, and similar programs.

+ Strong customer service orientation – both external and internal.

+ Must be extremely well organized with a strong “attention to detail” approach to work.

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

+ Time management – ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

+ Flexibility – ability to effectively adapt to change.

+ Must be self-directed and able to complete complex tasks with little supervision or guidance.

+ Proven “do whatever it takes” attitude

+ Ability to work quickly and accurately under severe time constraints and pressure

+ High school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ College degree strongly preferred.

+ Previous experience in the electrical industry.

+ Basic Understanding of One-Line and Ladder diagrams.

+ Extensive knowledge of commercial and industrial power distribution and switchgear applications.

+ Extensive experience working with design build and specification work of leading industry manufacturers.

Working Conditions:

+ Consistent sitting for hours at a time. Majority of day (85%+) is spent sitting at desk.

+ Consistent use of keyboard and mouse.

+ Must be able to lift 20 pounds on a regular and consistent basis.

+ Ability to climb stairs on occasion.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Essential Job Functions:

+ Read electrical construction drawings

+ Perform take-offs for materials to be quoted

+ Communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and co-workers

+ Create an accurate bill of materials

+ Work closely with sales teams to strategize on project quotes

CED is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability | Veteran

Other Compensation:

The following additional compensation may be applicable for this position:

+ Profit Sharing


Benefits available for this position are:

+ Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision Care for full-time positions

+ Disability Insurance

+ Life Insurance

+ 401(k)

+ Paid Sick Leave

+ Paid Holidays

+ Paid Vacation

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Job Posting: JC202912366

Posted On: Jan 26, 2022

Updated On: May 26, 2022