Estimator - Lansing, MI

About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Estimator - Lansing, MI


5800 West Grand River Ave
Lansing, Michigan, 48906
United States

 

The Opportunity  

Evaluate the financial impact on the company for potential orders. Accurately predict cost of each print job.

 

How you will impact WestRock

 

  • Accurately predicts the cost of each printing job.

  • Understands the specifications including the end use. If the specs do not conform to the end use, points this out to the salesperson and proposes appropriate alternates.

  • Makes logical tentative assumptions and states clearly in writing what they are.

  • Informs sales that the estimated cost will change if the final specs turn out to be different.

  • Creates and records the best possible production plan that can be used later by the suppliers' production planner, including the in-house machines and procedures, and any outside suppliers, prices and production times.

  • Evaluates each production step in the plan, then assigns production times and budgeted hourly rates.

  • Determines the cost of all raw materials required to do the job (e.g, paper, tooling, etc.).

  • Determines the cost of all consumable materials required to the job (e.g., plate material).

  • Determines the cost of all outsource production required to do the job (e.g., foil stamping).

  • Presents all estimates in writing with clear specifications.

  • Refines the specifications as needed, looking for ways to tailor the job to best fit the equipment and materials available. Calculates alternate possibilities to compare savings.

  • Ensures the required material will be available, or proposes comparable alternates.

  • Estimates costs for changes in job specifications if significantly different from originally estimate.

  • Calculates the cost for custom alterations.

  • Helps sales assess bids lost to competitors and determine reason(s) for the loss (e.g., lack of appropriate equipment, budgeted hourly rates too high, production rates too slow, not enough time to produce the job, profit margin higher than appropriate for the work).

  • Compares estimate to actual cost for completed work. Is alert to trends in production efficiencies when comparing estimate to actual costs.

  • Reviews and verifies production standards.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

  • Must be reliable and dependable.

  • Must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Accurately predicts the cost of each printing job.

  • Understands the specifications including the end use. If the specs do not conform to the end use, points this out to the salesperson and proposes appropriate alternates.

  • Makes logical tentative assumptions and states clearly in writing what they are.

  • Informs sales that the estimated cost will change if the final specs turn out to be different.

  • Creates and records the best possible production plan that can be used later by the suppliers' production planner, including the in-house machines and procedures, and any outside suppliers, prices and production times.

  • Evaluates each production step in the plan, then assigns production times and budgeted hourly rates.

  • Determines the cost of all raw materials required to do the job (e.g, paper, tooling, etc.).

  • Determines the cost of all consumable materials required to the job (e.g., plate material).

  • Determines the cost of all outsource production required to do the job (e.g., foil stamping).

  • Presents all estimates in writing with clear specifications.

  • Refines the specifications as needed, looking for ways to tailor the job to best fit the equipment and materials available. Calculates alternate possibilities to compare savings.

  • Ensures the required material will be available, or proposes comparable alternates.

  • Estimates costs for changes in job specifications if significantly different from originally estimate.

  • Calculates the cost for custom alterations.

  • Helps sales assess bids lost to competitors and determine reason(s) for the loss (e.g., lack of appropriate equipment, budgeted hourly rates too high, production rates too slow, not enough time to produce the job, profit margin higher than appropriate for the work).

  • Compares estimate to actual cost for completed work. Is alert to trends in production efficiencies when comparing estimate to actual costs.

  • Reviews and verifies production standards.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

  • Must be reliable and dependable.

  • Must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Packaging, Accounting, or other related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience, is required.
  • Must have minimum two years' related experience.
  • Must be able to use basic algebra and geometry to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion, percentages, area, circumference and volume.
  • Must be competent in computer skills including electronic mail, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc.
  • Must be able to maintain good attendance.
  • Must pass color vision and color hue tests.
  • Must be reliable and dependable.
  • Must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  
  • List qualifications/requirements
  • Include the level of experience needed and qualifications.  For example, consider education, training, certifications, previous work experience, etc. Confirm these are job related. What is non-negotiable for you and your team in terms of qualifications?
  • List the skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the job.  The more specific you are, the more difficult it is going to be to find a perfect candidate. 
  • List preferred/desired skills or knowledge.  Make sure to note that they are preferred.  Think in the context of the team and function.  What is missing today; what can be added?
  • Include behavioral/competency based skills and attributes.  If a competency model exists for your group, use it as a starting point.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

 

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.

 

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