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Estimator – German Speaker

Up to £27000 per annum

Job Title: Estimator

Location: Huntingdon, PE29 6WR

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Goodfellow is a UK-based company with subsidiary operations in the USA, France, Germany, and China. The company supplies materials which are used for research, development, and specialized manufacturing applications.

The Role:

The estimators work closely with our Sales & Service team and are responsible for the pricing of customer enquiries to maximize our conversion to order rates. The estimator will manage and control the estimating process and supply of parts for designated materials and commodities within their responsibility. Key tasks for this varied role include assessing customer requests, costing their requirements to secure the business whilst respecting company profit margins, generating quotations and purchasing materials from suppliers.

A similar role would be within procurement as a procurement specialist, or quotation specialist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customer enquiries are actioned in a timely manner and within SLA.
  • Ensure costings are accurate & inclusive of any added value, packaging & freight to the customer’s next delivery point in accordance with the company pricing strategy.
  • Maximise the conversion rate from enquiry to quote to order.
  • Liaise directly with suppliers and customers where required to improve quotation accuracy and speed of response.
  • Update Sales & Service team members on the progress of ongoing enquiries, estimated delivery dates and costing decisions.
  • Ensure that goods and services are procured at the most competitive rates considering the requirements for a high-quality product being delivered on time at the most advantageous price.
  • Progress open orders to ensure that delivery dates are met. Actively respond to quality issues and discrepancies.
  • Keep abreast of market trends for materials. Benchmark existing suppliers in a bid to maximise our purchasing potential.
  • Understand the capability of our suppliers, build, and maintain good relationships with them.
  • Understand current market conditions and competitor activity to ensure that all pricing is competitive.

The Candidate:


  • German native level language
  • Commercial awareness and analytical skills
  • Numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Accuracy and high attention to detail
  • Passion for providing service excellence and drive to achieve results
  • IT Skills – Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude towards opportunity
  • A mindset that puts the customer at the center of everything we do
  • An ability to work independently and as a team

Highly Desirable

  • Experience of procurement quotation or the procurement process or quoting for complex or multiple products in an order.
  • Previous experience working in a dynamic Purchasing / Sales team
  • A technical knowledge gained from similar engineering / material supply business
  • CIPS qualified would be an advantage

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