We have a Internship Job Opening
Company: Graybar
Company website: www.graybar.com
Position: Quotations Specialist
Date Available:
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline for Application: ASAP
Submitted by: Sheri Harris
Email Reply: [email protected]


Company Information:
Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services and is a leading North American distributor of high-quality components, equipment and materials for a number of industries. With $6 billion in revenue (2014), Graybar employs thousands of men and women at more than 260 North American distribution centers. As one of North America’s largest employee-owned companies, Graybar has the power and stability of a big company coupled with the integrity and drive of a neighborhood business. Founded in 1869, Graybar procures, warehouses, and delivers tens of thousands of electrical supplies, communications and data products, components and related services to its customers. Graybar stocks and sells hundreds of thousands of items from thousands of manufacturers. Graybar serves customers in the construction market, the commercial, institutional and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets, with products and services that support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.


Prepare cost estimates of materials requested by Sales, Customer Service Representatives, Stock Maintenance, and others. Compile/organize bills of material, utilizing knowledge of products to be manufactured and available service solutions; compare competing manufacturers’ bills of material to determine the best solution for a customer. Itemize tools, fixtures, or equipment to be manufactured by the Company or purchased from outside sources. Contact manufacturers directly or through local representatives to obtain best cost information. Compute cost and price estimates for materials using a variety of criteria, such as inventory availability, competitive position, price validity, and other logistical considerations (freight, handling, staging, etc); compute cost estimates for price escalation or abnormal freight charges. Maintain accurate paperwork and job files to facilitate smooth transition to other departments. Correlate all cost information within time frame of bid date and time needed by contractors and sales employees. Assist others in Quotation Department in price quoting. Maintain department files. Other duties as assigned.


Requirements Minimum Job Requirements Minimum of 3 years experience required: Experience in a similar role with strong business and social skills High school diploma or GED required Preferred Job Requirements 4-5 years experience preferred: Previous quotation experience in the electrical distribution industry working with little supervision or direction Four-year degree preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Knowledge Knowledge of product line and pricing mechanics preferred Knowledge of SAP programs used to support the Quotations process Knowledge of Microsoft Excel with the ability to understand and work with formulas and formats submitted by customer Knowledge of electrical distribution industry Knowledge of manufacturer product lines preferred Skills Mathematical skills with the ability to perform basic calculations accurately and quickly Organizational and time management skills Oral and written communication skills Computer skills Abilities Ability to deal with customers and factory representatives to obtain pricing information and cooperation Ability to multitask to meet project deadlines Ability to work with people at all levels of the organization Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers through multiple means such as email, telephone, and in-person discussions Working Conditions Traditional office environment.


How to Apply:
Please go to the website www.graybar.com/careers