Estimator Commercial Pricing Specialist

Posted 8 April by DS Smith
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£20,000 - £29,000 per annum
Hinckley , Leicestershire
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Are you a highly organised multi-tasker with great attention to detail, solid admin skills and generally good with numbers? We are looking for an Estimator (Commercial Pricing Specialist) to join our team in our Heavy Duty packaging division in Hinckley on a 12 month Fixed Term contract (with a potential to become permanent). For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, hybrid working, flexible start and finish times and compressed hours.

About the role

As our Estimator, you will contribute to the ongoing commercial development of the business, working closely with the Sales team to provide insightful analysis on our commercial business decisions.

The role will see you working closely with our customer services and sales teams on tender activity, supporting our key account leads on customer specific activities. You'll be responsible for daily price quoting activities, using a consistent commercial approach that supports both volume and margin growth. You'll collate quotation feedback and maintain our pricing tracker, providing insightful information that will drive pricing levels and market understanding.

You will also support the Commercial Finance Manager in driving profit growth helping us to understand raw material, factory routing and distribution costs whilst using insight to drive value through pricing decisions.

At DS Smith, we actively encourage career development and want you to take ownership for seeking out new learning and development opportunities. You should be able to manage your own workload and respond to requests in a timely fashion, to ensure customer deadlines are met.???

This role is generally a full-time position (37.5h/week), however we are open to discussing flexibility options that suit you. We also offer hybrid working. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

About you

  • Previous experience in a role of issuing quotations and pricing products/services

  • Organised and with great attention to detail

  • Strong numeracy skills

  • Strong IT literacy with solid working knowledge of MS Excel

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • A team player with effective communication skills

  • An understanding of pricing systems - beneficial


  • Salary up to £29,000

  • Local bonus scheme

  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays

  • Pension and share scheme

  • Life assurance and income protection

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Cycle to work scheme and corporate discounts

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