Posm Estimator, Durban

Last update 2024-05-25
Expires 2024-06-25
ID #2047019531
Posm Estimator, Durban
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban,
Modified February 27, 2024


Position: POSM Print Estimator Department

Print Production Location: Northdene, Pinetown, KZN

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented POSM Print Estimator to join our print production team. The POSM Print Estimator will be responsible for accurately estimating the costs and timelines associated with printing various Point-of-Sale Materials (POSM), including signage, displays, banners, and other promotional materials. The ideal candidate should possess a strong understanding of print production processes, excellent mathematical and analytical skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and internal stakeholders.
• Analyze client requirements and project specifications to determine the most cost-effective and efficient print production methods for POSM materials.
• Estimate the costs and timelines associated with printing POSM materials, considering factors such as material type, quantity, size, color, finishing options, and special requirements.
• Collaborate with the sales team to review client requests and provide accurate and competitive print estimates in a timely manner.
• Conduct thorough material and vendor research to identify the best suppliers and negotiate pricing and terms to ensure cost-effectiveness and quality.
• Prepare and present detailed and accurate print estimates to clients, including breakdowns of costs, production processes, timelines, and any applicable terms and conditions.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, technologies, and printing techniques to suggest innovative solutions and provide value-added services to clients.
• Liaise with production managers, graphic designers, and vendors to ensure smooth workflow, timely delivery, and adherence to project specifications.
• Collaborate with the print production team to review job proofs, ensure accuracy, and make necessary adjustments or recommendations.
• Track and monitor print production costs, materials, and timelines to maintain accurate records and provide regular reports to management.
• Assist in managing relationships with vendors and suppliers, including obtaining quotes, negotiating pricing, and evaluating performance.
• Matric or equivalent; a degree in print production, graphic design, or a related field is preferred.
• Proven experience as a print estimator, preferably in the POSM industry.
• In-depth knowledge of print production processes, materials, finishing techniques, and industry standards.
• Proficiency in using print estimating software and tools.
• Strong mathematical and analytical skills with attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with clients, sales teams, and internal stakeholders.
• Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
• Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
• Knowledge of graphic design software (Adobe Creative Suite) is a plus.
• Strong negotiation and vendor management skills.
If you are a motivated and detail-oriented professional with a passion for print production and POSM materials, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Occupation: Posm estimator

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