1. Job Overview: The person is Responsible for performing the financial analysis of quote inputs and tracking all quote submissions to the customer. Cost Estimator is a liaison between manufacturing/business team and sales to verify consistency and accuracy to the customer.
2. Principle Accountability:
Develop, prepare and analyze financial analysis for proposals and quotes.
Coordinate cost information between engineering, purchasing, sales, product line and finance departments.
Interacts with product line, sales, engineering, manufacturing and the customer relative to product costing.
Analyze data relative to competitors cost positions in order to provide market feedback to sales.
Conducts special studies related to market trends, competitor pricing, lost business analysis, and standard costing. Analyzes and reviews cost structures and overhead rates from manufacturing plants for consistency and reasonableness.
Prepare financials to support Capital Appropriations Request
Provides what-if analysis
Ensure alignment and understanding of current business with future business assumptions
Cost Model coordinate cost model updates to maintain global alignment
Analytical Support for pursuit activities as they relate to 5 Year Plan development
Measure delivery of quote performance (e.g., labor, material performance)
Knowledge of factors affecting cost i.e., schedules, labor and burden rates, productivity, commodity pricing etc.
Ability to interpret engineering Bill of Material to gather cost data.