Austin, Texas

Job Description

As Senior Quotations Specialist, you will develop proposals, bids, quotations, or other documents describing organizational products and services in response to requests from prospective clients. You will collaborate with members of the sales, marketing, finance, legal, or product teams to ensure content is complete, accurate, and timely. You may be responsible for developing responses to the most complex or high-value inquiries.

Responsibilities:
  • Identifies potential projects for bid and compiles list of material requirements including, supplies, lighting, switchgear, and other distribution apparatuses.
  • Interacts with consultants representing customers to obtain approvals for bidding.
  • Reads and interprets specifications and blueprints.
  • Communicates with suppliers to discuss material specifications, clarifies and confirms bill of materials, negotiates pricing and identifies alternatives for special or custom orders.
  • Supervised negotiations with both suppliers and customers
  • Provides material including, data-com, switchgear and apparatus, and lighting, take-offs for preparing customer quotations.
  • Coordinates receipt of required information for preparation of final quotation submittal.
  • Communicates with customers to resolve problems with projects during bidding process.
  • Follows-up on open and outstanding quotations with salespersons and customers to determine status.
  • Communicates with account representatives, account executives, and inside sales reps to ensure quotes and resulting orders are complete.
  • Posts projects being bid by customers.
  • Maintains catalogs and price lists.
Qualifications:
  • High School Degree or Equivalent required
  • Associates' Degree (U.S.)/College Diploma (Canada) preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Licenses/Certificates/Designations preferred
  • 5 or more years of experience is required; experience in quoting and managing commercial electric projects preferred
  • Broad knowledge of product lines and pricing strategies is preferred.
  • Ability to interact with customers and factory representatives to obtain pricing information and cooperation.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Strong communication and organization skills.
  • Strong computer skills.

WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates (\"WESCO\"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.

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About the Team

WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 250 company, is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain management solutions. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were over $17 billion, including Anixter International which it acquired in June 2020.

WESCO offers a best-in-class product and services portfolio of Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Communications and Security Solutions, and Utility and Broadband Solutions. The company employs over 18,000 people, maintains relationships with over 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 customers worldwide. With nearly 1.5 million products, end-to-end supply chain services, and leading digital capabilities, WESCO provides innovative solutions to meet customer needs across commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities.

WESCO operates nearly 800 branch and warehouse locations in over 50 countries, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

At WESCO, we build, connect, power, and protect the world. We have the capabilities and expertise to deliver the latest technologies, including: Industrial networking, Intelligent buildings, Cloud computing, Alternative energy, Broadband communications, Critical infrastructure protection, LED lighting retrofits, and Physical security.

Austin, Texas

WESCO Distribution is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor - we're a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs and increase efficiency through LEAN Customer Value Creation (LCVC); and save energy with Green and Sustainability initiatives. Our network of branches delivers industrial supply products fast, and our vast catalog of supplier partners enables WESCO to be your one-stop shop for electrical and MRO products. As a Fortune 500 company our industrial supply solutions leverage our buying power and extensive procurement experience that leaders across a broad range of industries trust to deliver value, service, and results that exceed customer expectations.

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