November 28, 2023
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Our client is a large envelope manufacturer and growing provider of packaging and specialty products.

Functional Summary

The Estimator is responsible for providing costs to the sales group primarily for envelope opportunities, with a secondary focus on packaging and label opportunities. This position partners with sales and operations to ensure timely, accurate production estimates based on customers’ specifications. Relying on creativity and moving with a sense of urgency, the Estimator is a key member of the sales support organization who provides solutions to help sales win news business.

Department: Sales & Production
Report to: Director of Sales


  • Using an estimating model, ensures timely and accurate estimates by reviewing quotes specifications.
  • Determines most cost effective and competitive manufacturing options by comparing pricing associated with all viable production methods.
  • Calculates costs of all materials required in producing product.
  • Obtains pricing from lithographers.
  • Coordinates layout sheets for outside litho.
  • Obtains pricing for special papers or special cartons/packaging.
  • Obtains special freight rates when required.
  • Applies warehousing charges to estimate.
  • Suggests alternatives that may help sales win work.
  • Confers with production personnel to develop or confirm information regarding various cost elements. Interacts with die cutting on special requests, such as patterns for new die with set-up times.
  • Maintains and develops a list of suppliers, sources raw materials, and contacts vendors for best pricing.
  • Implements all price increases of raw materials (e.g. paper, window film, cartons, skids, freight charges, etc.) into estimates.
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Use mathematical equations to determine the quantity of material needed.


  • 3-4 years estimating experience in printing, packaging, or paper converting manufacturing environment a requirement.
  • Understanding of flexographic printing processes.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills for fast paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills to develop working relationships with internal staff.
  • Good business communication skills; both oral & written.
  • Intermediate computer skills required in MSOffice, AX Dynamics experience an asset.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, follow-up, and meet tight timelines.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.
  • Proven creative problem solving abilities.
  • Accuracy with managing data and attention to detail.
  • Able to perform business math (basic algebra, compute rate, ratio, etc.).
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, high energy, team player, focused on the goals of the organization.


Base Salary    $50,000 - $70,000

Vacation          2 weeks, or commensurate with experience

Benefits           Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Pension Employee, Profit Sharing Program

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