Trainee National Estimating Manager - 60209/10/11/12 - Coventry

Saint Gobain Building Distribution
Bermuda Park
30 Aug 2017
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Saint-Gobain is represented by 190,000 people in over 60 countries worldwide and 16,000 people across more than 30 brands in the UK and Ireland alone. The size and breadth of opportunity afforded by an international Group with this level of market penetration means that your career could span a number of businesses within Saint-Gobain if you choose to join us.

Saint-Gobain Building Distribution (SGBD) is the largest Saint-Gobain sector within the UK and Ireland and we are seeking a highly motivated and diligent individual to join our newly created SGBD National Estimating Team working in close partnership with the SGBD Sales and Bid Teams.

Based at Binley, and reporting to the Head of SGBD Estimation, this National team makes a critically important contribution to the Building Distribution division. We represent many SGBD brands and are currently responsible for pricing high value tenders for the Public Sector, House-builders and National Contractors with the intention to expand.

Main purpose

  • To win and retain customers through the provision of accurate, competitive and timely quotations, which maximise sales and margin

  • Evaluation of bid specifications

  • Work in collaboration with the SGBD Sales and Bid Team to ensure a successful bid

  • To consult where necessary with the Category Team for product and costing information

Skills / Experience Required

  • Product knowledge and specialism is highly regarded and preference will be given to individuals who can demonstrate this

  • Product experience preferably gained within Building Materials Supply, the Construction Industry or a similar Product Distribution Sector

A proven understanding of the principles of Estimating or an interest in moving into this area

Strong communication, negotiation and analytical skills

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