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Sales Estimator

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Salary: £25k - 30k per year

Location: Coventry, West Midlands

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 10 Jul 2019

Reference: 4380 - Apex SG

Apex Recruitment are exclusively recruiting for the position of Sales Estimator, for a client, based in Coventry.

Role: Sales Estimator

Location: Coventry

Contract type: Permanent

Days: 7:30am-4:00pm Mon-Thu, 7:30am-12:30pm Fri

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000+ DOE


Specialising in the Aerospace, Defence & Marine industries, this company specialise in precision fabrication and CNC machined components.

This role will be working, predominantly, with existing clients, managing accounts and providing tenders & quotes within the defence and marine sectors. You will be dealing with existing customer enquiries and this role will be ideal for someone looking to progress into a lead estimator role.


  • Developing order book growth, estimating projects, working with customers, and suppliers.
  • Developing and making presentations of company products and services to current and potential customers.
  • Using Customer portals to receive and manage enquiries.
  • Maintaining sales activity records.
  • Monitoring and reporting on quotation activities including commercial KPI’s and reporting to management.
  • Preparing cost budgets and cost estimates for existing and potentially new customers.
  • Preparing well-written proposals for each client, adhering to client requirements.
  • Balance multiple proposals and estimations at once, ensuring each reaches the client by the deadline.
  • Making sales calls to existing customers and generating new client referrals.
  • Progressing and determining status of all tenders submitted and report accordingly.
  • Preparing and submitting regular management information on enquiries and quotations and their progress and performance.
  • Ensuring supplier enquiries are placed sufficiently early and quotes are received in good time for bid analysis enabling the client to collate and submit their tenders on time.
  • Preparing and delivering job cards for manufacturing and purchasing of key equipment and materials when required.


  • You will ideally have a strong understanding of manufacturing techniques and processes, ideally working with aluminium,
  • You will predominantly be managing existing accounts within the defence and marine sectors,
  • You will ideally have experience of working with heavy armoured vehicles, 
  • Proven ability to achieve given targets.
  • Knowledge of the Aerospace and Defence industry is preferred but not essential.
  • Experience of dealing with Tier one OEM customers.
  • Able to read and interpret engineering Drawings and specifications.
  • Have good technical and commercial knowledge.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan, schedule and strategize.
  • Must be ambitious, dynamic, confident, adaptable and able to communicate at all levels, from management through to shop floor, customers and suppliers.
  • Must be able to work effectively under pressure and to strict deadlines.


For more information about this role please give Stephen a call on 01926 424 154 or email Stephen@apex-recruitment.co.uk If this sounds like your perfect role please click Apply Now!

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