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Sales Quote Specialist

Gurnee, IL 60031

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Applications / Sales Job Number: Ms99694436 Compensation: $56160-58240 / year

Job Description

Title:  Sales Quote Specialist
Location:  Gurnee, IL
Hire Type:  Direct Hire
Target Pay Range:  $27.00 - $30.00/hour, plus overtime pay and bonuses

Sterling has helped build careers for thousands of professionals like yourself. Our expert recruiters support you at every step in the process and as a Best of Staffing company, Sterling provides exciting work with exceptional employers across the U.S.

Job Summary:
This is a full-time, direct-hire career opportunity with a medical equipment manufacturer.  The Sales Quote Specialist is responsible for coordinating and interpreting medical equipment specifications and requirements in order to develop quotes for project bids.  Duties include:  Preparing accurate quotes for pricing, as well as gathering information, analyzing materials, and job costing, in order to build estimates for special items.  Upon winning the bid, the sales quoter will complete the order entry, order release, and help to facilitate production.

Job Duties:
  • Supports the sales team by preparing quotes from scratch, entering orders for products into ERP System, and releasing orders into production when ready.
  • Works with Manufacturing and Product Engineering groups to understand order specifications and customer requirements. Will modify quote(s) as necessary.
  • Coordinates with the Shipping Department to provide competitive freight quotes and modifies quote(s) as necessary.
  • Provides technical assistance to our customers, distributors and salespeople regarding products, quotes, and services using established guidelines.
  • Generate cost estimates and contribution margin on standard and non-standard products.
  • Notify sales personnel regarding ongoing quote and order status in a timely and effective manner.
  • Works closely with the customers on issues with Letters of Credit, payment status, and provides timely communications with sales and operations teams.
  • Logs and maintains quote requests in a timely and effective manner.
  • Creates and forward submittals per order requirements.
  • Participates and contributes to weekly sales and operations planning meetings.

  • Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, but will consider High School Diploma with relevant experience.
  • At least 1 year of prior experience developing product sales quotes from scratch.
  • Ability to read blueprints is desired.
  • Must possess strong mathematical skills and have an analytical mindset.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Schmitz
Technical Recruiter

Mike Schmitz is an esteemed Recruiting Team Leader specializing in the Life Sciences Division. With an impressive tenure of over 12 years at Sterling and a remarkable 16-year career in the recruiting arena, Mike has cemented his reputation as a trailblazer in talent acquisition.

As a Recruiting Team Leader, Mike's understanding of the intricacies within the Life Sciences Division is unparalleled. His expertise positions him as a strategic partner in bridging the gap between talented professionals and opportunities that align with their aspirations.

With a career spanning 16 years, Mike's journey in the recruitment landscape has been defined by his dedication to facilitating more fulfilling careers for skilled professionals. His ability to understand everyone’s unique strengths and match them with roles that foster growth and satisfaction marks him as a true advocate for professional development.

Mike's advice to candidates reflects his commitment to helping them excel: approach every job interview with positivity and authenticity. He firmly believes that a positive attitude and an engaging personality are pivotal in creating lasting impressions. Mike emphasizes that while technical qualifications are crucial, the ability to connect with interviewers and present oneself effectively is equally valuable to prospective employers.

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