Cost Estimator

<p>We need a Cost Estimator who can jump in for the next three months to crunch numbers, conduct analyses and present findings. Someone who understands the importance of accuracy - and of cost-savings - to stay competitive; and ideally is familiar with the manufacturing process from materials to models.</p>

Toronto, ON


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Mid Level

Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 1500 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.</p> <p>A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our deep industry knowledge and design innovation.</p> <p>As we expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data-driven and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to lead our transformation, to make a mark and chart our future and your own career.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>Array is adding a Cost Estimator to the team in Toronto for a 3-month contract to support increased demand. Vastly different from construction, this is an exciting opportunity for a recent grad with engineering and mathematical skills to gain direct, hands-on experience in a fast-paced environment. We need a Cost Estimator who can jump in for the next three months to crunch numbers, conduct analyses and present findings. Someone who understands the importance of accuracy - and of cost-savings - to stay competitive; and ideally is familiar with the manufacturing process from materials to models.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>A collaborative atmosphere.&nbsp;</em>You want to be part of a team and a company where you can reach out to anyone from a Designer to a Sales Rep to an Engineer to gather information, ask a question or run an idea past.</li> <li><em>Impact.&nbsp;</em>You will face interesting design and display challenges as you create your estimates. Your work will impact our client relationships and our growth as you cost-out competitive estimates that will edge out our competition and win contracts.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Estimator will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Collaborate.&nbsp;</em>Collect and receive information from the internal Design, Engineering and Sales teams to work on 7+ estimates a week. Analyze the details provided for proper manufacturing direction and reach back out via phone or email to fill in gaps.</li> <li><em>Draft a working estimate.&nbsp;</em>Interpret renderings or sketch drawings to calculate complete estimates with yields, call-outs, and assumptions for use by Project Management. Retrieve accurate pricing from external vendors to feed the estimate.</li> <li><em>Determine an accurate and detailed estimate.&nbsp;</em>Obtain all required information from Sales, Design and Engineering to quote the customer&rsquo;s needs and alternative solutions. Review and understand the customer&rsquo;s contract and specifications. Transpose estimate into a comprehensive and understandable written summary to be used in formal quotes to the clients.</li> <li><em>Analyze the data.</em>&nbsp;Determine the most effective and cost-efficient method to build the desired product and thus produce the internal cost and sell price. Determine the most effective manufacturing location and strategy.</li> <li><em>Think critically.&nbsp;</em>Verify previous estimates and adjust estimates per revision or internal process changes. Investigate and suggest alternative production methods, improve design and manufacturing cost-effectiveness.</li> <li><em>Present findings.&nbsp;</em>Deliver key insights to management on best pricing for customers while maintaining profits for the company.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>So, how do we know you are the Estimator for us? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. Diploma or degree in engineering or a related field.</li> <li>The technical skills. Advanced ability with Microsoft Excel. Strong mathematical skills and the ability to interpret engineering design documents.</li> <li>The accuracy and innovation. Strong attention to detail and ability to work through various issues. Highly organized and extremely accurate.</li> <li>The drive and motivation. Commitment to delivering quality results and overcoming obstacles in a time-sensitive environment. Ability to prioritize multiple work streams while remaining calm in a fast-paced department and seek out new projects upon completion.</li> <li>The interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication. The ability to build relationships and the comfort to reach out to internal and external contacts to request information.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Array way.</strong></p> <p>Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.</p> <p>At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p>Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</p>