Estimating Manager

Job Title: Estimating Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland
Contact Details: Matt Shortt
Contact Email:
Job Published: 17 days ago

The Company

This is an iconic NZ merchant supplier of building products and services with branches up and down the country. Their market is made up of a large DIY customer base to significant trade-based customers. The management team consist of industry gurus who have strong personal brand reputation. Through their networks, in depth industry knowledge and an existing loyal customer base they have successfully grown the trade segment with plans to continue this growth record. Their customer base is a mixed bag, it varies across residential and commercial clients, from residential renovations, larger residential subdivisions, multi residential, landscaping, and larger commercial builds encompassing concrete steel, roofs and windows.

After the exit of a long serving staff member, they are now looking to recruit a talented estimating manager that will continue to ensure sales and profitability of the business is achieved.

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager of Trade Sales and working with account managers and directly with customers your key focus will be:

  • Assisting Account managers with generating profitable business
  • Providing expert advice in preparing take offs and projects quotes across residential and commercial clients and/or engaging take offs with external parties where required
  • Managing customer pricing matrices
  • Customer servicing, relationship building, being proactive with customers and ensuring a seamless service
  • Ensuring the administrative and timeliness of tendering
  • Reporting on trade targets and performance
  • Assisting in company events and promotions

Your Background

The ideal background for this role will be over 8 years of experience in an estimating role ideally within the trade merchant supplier industry with a particular emphasis on residential builds. Being able to demonstrate your knowledge of competitors, suppliers and other key players in the trade build industry would be advantageous.

You need to have a clear understanding of a set of building plans and construction sequencing. An understanding of Buildmaster is ideal, but experience in other computer estimating software would suffice. You need to be able to demonstrate a willingness to get on top of and understand pricing matrices and quickly develop institutional knowledge.

A customer focus is essential, being able to respond to account managers and customers and drive for results will serve in good stead.

Given the incumbent has been long term with the company, we are looking for an applicant with a stable job history and that is keen to join a culture that is close knit, family like, and will view the role as a partnership they want to commit to.

For further information, please call Matt on 027 554 4064 or email your resume to

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