Quick Quotes Specialist

Kent, WA

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is an inside sales role dedicated and focused on growing the discretionary portion of our business.  Candidates should be focused on sales and service and should have a strong ability to be self-motivated and have a strong desire to win.  At PLS the goal of quick quotes is to create loyalty and support from our customers through industry leading response time and delivery of documents.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lighting product knowledge, competitive manufacturer understanding of market levels
  • Creating detailed bills of materials from plans, schedule and specifications
  • Project Bids, job costing, organization, working well under pressure and time constraints
  • Breakouts
  • Negotiating pricing with manufacturers and customers
  • Electronic Filing
  • Running Reports
  • Pricing issue resolution
  • Coordinating pricing and part numbers with Project Management through project completion

REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are preferred, although not required, to have a bachelor’s degree or beyond.
Candidates should be proficient in the following skills:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Products & Solutions
  • Knowledge of basic lighting control systems (sensors, power packs, distributed and digital systems)
  • Ability to read and understand electrical drawings
  • Ability to read and understand lighting shop drawing
  • Excellent organizational practices
  • Good communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

PREFFERRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge of industry estimating software (Oasis or Sales Assistant)
  • A keen ability to calculate percentages without a calculator
  • 5 Years or more of manufacturer representative or distributor quotes