Quoting Associate

Job Locations US-MA-Plymouth
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(8/19/2022 1:01 PM)
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Job Summary Statement:


Responsible for quoting functions for all Cool Gear Brand and hydration products.  Responsible for working with costing, sourcing, project managers, and sales members to generate accurate, competitive price quotes and strengthen overall product margins based on company and customer requirements. Partner with project managers and supply chain to drive productivity and efficiency by providing analysis and reporting which helps to identify and track strategic opportunities for savings and trends which require attention/action.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize all Quote requests, maintain QR log and track all quoting activity.
  • Timely preparation of responses to Price Quotation request from project managers and sales team.
  • Ensure all cost is captured based on customer Quotation request (Allowances, Plate Fees, Heat Transfer fees, Display Cost, MOQ’s, Color Changes, Enhancements, Labeling, testing and etc.)
  • Work with sourcing department to obtain cost on custom packaging and displays.
  • Work with QC to get accurate testing cost based on Customers Testing requirements.
  • Work closely with Cost Analysts to obtain product specs/BOMs for newly developed items being quoted.
  • Ensure accurate product quotes are processed and communicate pricing to Sales, Operations, and Account Processors within the organization.
  • Perform margin and pricing analysis to support business initiatives.
  • Work closely with Cost Analysts to assist with updating price lists.
  • Validate sales quotations for accuracy and profitability.
  • Ensure proper authorization from management of approved margins.
  • Identify opportunities to optimize sales and profitability through pricing strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or work experience equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Business.
  • Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and one year in accounting, business or financial analysis or equivalent experience.
  • English language skills: Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Math skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Requires accuracy and precision.
  • Physical Demands: General Office environment 100%.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong attention to detail and proficient in analytics.
  • Expert Excel user; Proficient with Microsoft Office Products.
  • Have a good cost negotiation skill
  • Experience with Oracle or equivalent Tier 1 system in a manufacturing /distribution environment

Key Competencies:

  • Accurate and timely financial variance analytic capability.
  • Trouble-shooting and root cause analysis.
  • Sense of urgency and team focus.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to support a team of people.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while setting priorities.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to create to identify key drivers and metrics.
  • Excellent speaking, analysis skills, and hands-on demonstration.
  • Proficient in understanding and analyzing manufacturing / distribution costs.

Corporate Wide Operating Conduct Expectations:


  • Measure
  • Anticipate
  • Communicate
  • Correct
  • Execute

Corporate-wide Conformance Expectations:


  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.

Cool Gear’s Code of Coolness:


We’re Scrappy

We treat the business as if it were our own.  We do more with less and take an entrepreneurial approach to the business.


We Act with a Sense of Urgency

We are results driven and approach the business fast.  We have a high sense of urgency to meet the needs of our consumers and customers.


We Win as a Team

Each of us is an expert in our role and we work together to meet our goals.  We value communication, honesty and respect and operate with a high degree of integrity.  Each one of us makes a difference every day.


We Have a Positive Can-Do Attitude

We see opportunity where others see risk. We go above and beyond our role to get things done for our customers and our teammates.


We Exhibit Innovative Thinking

We are always seeking to bring innovation to the marketplace through design and function. We look for inspiration that drives both impulse and purpose.


We Have Fun

Hydration is a fun business.  While we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously.  We celebrate our successes as individuals and as a team.


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