Proposal and Estimating Manager

Job Locations
UK-Oxfordshire-Banbury | UK-Middlesex-Stockley Park | UK-Wellingborough | UK-Leicestershire-Hinckley
Solution Development
Position Type
Job Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
Travel %
Shift Schedule
Posting Date
1 month ago(9/21/2020 4:46 AM)

Company Overview

We are Dematic, one of the world’s largest materials handling systems supplier. We have been delivering and developing our technology for 200 years. It’s our people and our technology that have helped to transform this industry, and we are continuing to grow faster than ever. New technology is shifting the way our customers think about automation and intralogistics. The 4th industrial revolution is upon us, and we are now seeing the introduction of new technology like robotics, new software and analytics to help drive efficiency. 


At Dematic, we deliver solutions to our customers that help optimise their supply chain, improve performance and optimise productivity. Every day our automated and software technology solutions help to deliver 18.5 billion parcels worldwide every day. Warehouses and distributions centres are at the heart of the supply chain, which is our space.  Our role is to find the most efficient way of getting goods from the start of their journey through to their exit and shipping off to consumers meeting their expectations and demands in a fast moving world.


This role is an exciting opportunity for you to join the team at Dematic helping to define and shape the future of materials handling solutions covering the UK region.  

The Role

The purpose of this role is to manage the estimation process for assigned projects, this will involve working with key parts of the business and also communication with external suppliers. This role works in partnership with the solutions lead, Sales Manager or other Sales Leads and is ideally suited for someone with strong project experience and is able to change orientation and strives to improve processes to achieve results. A team player with the ability to work on your own initiative, this role offers the opportunity to develop your skills in an exciting role that is part of a growing company.


The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Focusing on the application of core standard solutions and ‘sub modules’ (for example put stations) in order to create suitable solution costs to meet the customer’s challenges
  • Creation, population and maintaining of project costing sheets
  • Dealing with product centres to obtain costing and also lead times for Dematic Equipment
  • Working with internal and external teams to complete solutions and gain prices for sub contracted items
  • Generation of the project programme in order to develop project hours requirements
  • Running cost sign-off sessions with Project Management, Engineering and Directors
  • Supplying suitable offer document material under the direction of the bid writers or sales lead in collaboration with others eg Commercial Lead, Technical Lead

What We Are Looking For

To apply for this role you must be able to evidence:

  • Excellent IT skills including: AutoCad, Excel
  • Be able to manage your workload working to deadlines and changing priorities
  • Attend customer sites when required (approx. 20%)
  • Previous experience of estimating and working with bids


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