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Planner/Estimator

  • Location: Oldham
  • Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Planner/Estimator
Oldham, Permanent Position
£30,000.00 - £34,000 per year


Metalis are currently supporting a leading Oldham-based sheet metal and profile manufacturing company. Due to expansion the company is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join their team in the role of Planner/Estimator.

This is a full-time permanent position and involves working closely with Internal Sales/Estimating to contribute to the cost estimation process in a large sheet metal manufacturing company.

Working hours are flexible, these can either be:

4 days per week - Monday - Thursday (7:45am - 6pm)
5 days per week - Mon - Friday (8am - 5pm Mon - Thurs & 8am - 1pm Friday)

Role Outlined:

The Planner/Estimator will support the Internal Sales/Estimating team. The ideal candidate will bring sheet metal experience, enthusiasm, and a commercially aware mindset.

This role involves interacting with customers, preparing quotations, recording findings, and negotiating costs.

Additionally, the Planner/Estimator will be responsible for planning detailed work instructions for the manufacture of sheet metal components.

Daily Duties:

  • Communicate with customers to understand their requirements for quotations and new orders.
  • Collate and send quotations to customers, ensuring accuracy and completeness in documentation.
  • Record findings and negotiate costs as needed, maintaining a balance between customer satisfaction and company profitability.
  • Plan detailed work instructions for the manufacture of painted sheet metal components, coordinating with relevant teams for seamless execution.
  • Demonstrate a confident and commercially aware mindset, contributing to strategic decision-making in the estimation and planning process.
  • Utilize excellent people skills to foster positive relationships with customers, internal teams, and external stakeholders.
  • Leverage computer proficiency to use relevant software and tools for accurate estimation, planning, and documentation.


Person Specification:

  • Prior experience in sheet metal manufacturing is advantageous.
  • Enthusiastic and confident with a commercially aware mindset.
  • Excellent people skills for effective communication and relationship-building.
  • Proficient in computer usage, with the ability to adapt to relevant software and tools.

If you possess the right attitude and credentials for the Planner/Estimator role, please submit your latest CV.

A recruitment consultant will be in touch with all successful applications to discuss the company and role in more detail.