Sales Estimator

JM Specialties Inc. is a 60+ year old company seeking a diligent sales estimator to work in our fast paced commercial/industrial sales and service environment. Estimator will maintain strong business relationships with existing customers and cultivate new business opportunities. Ability to manage relationships with key personal is a must.

Estimator will prepare accurate estimates/proposals for projects by gathering information and analyzing important data. The ideal candidate will have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset. Candidate should have good communication skills, mechanical aptitude and be familiar with blue prints.

Products include: commercial doors, operators, dock equipment, operable walls and partitions.

Experience in the construction or commercial door industry, but for the right individual training will be provided.


  • Understand the project and its requirements
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Gather first-hand information from construction sites, warehouses or other settings
  • Obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times etc.
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes by vendors
  • Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, contractors, etc.)
  • Build relationships with key persons (contractors, suppliers, project managers, etc.)
  • Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs etc.)


  • Proven experience as estimator or similar position
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • Strong math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills.


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(K)
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development


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