Commercial Flooring Estimator

Empire Today • Chicago, IL 60602

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Company Mission

Our overall mission is simple. We want Empire Today to be the place where our customers can have beautiful floors, made easy. Empire Today is one of the leaders in both residential and commercial installed flooring. We provide customers with options of name brand tile, wood, carpet, and window treatments, to name a few. With your help, Empire Today will continue to enable people to enhance the appearance of their home or business in the easiest way possible.

Business Area:

At Empire Today, our Commercial Sales & Operations team, also referred to as "Professional", handles the B2B sales and installation of commercial flooring products to businesses ranging from small offices, property managers, education / government, large business chains, hospitality, healthcare, and restoration.

Responsibilities:

This individual will be responsible for identifying & pursuing Commercial Bid work directly through End Users / Architects / General Contractors. This position will issue proposal & cost estimates to customers & serve as the principle point of contact for all pre-sale bid work activity.

* Generate complete & accurate quantity takeoffs for Commercial Bid Work.

* Procure material & labor pricing to put together a complete estimate.

* Create proposals & issue to End Users / General Contractors.

* Negotiate contracts & complete all necessary contract documents (submittals, insurance requirements, bid bond, schedule of values, etc.).

* Track all bidding activity with Customer Relations Management software.

* Assume complete responsibility for all pre-installation activities.

* Serve as principle point of contact for any contract related challenges.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess:

* High School Diploma / GED.

* Established relationships with industry Architects / Designers / General Contractors / Mill Reps.

* 5-7 years Commercial Flooring Estimating / sales / Project Management experience.

* Experience operating RFMS Measure Software of Industry Equivalent.

* Ability to take opportunity from start to finish, multi-tasking to meet strict deadlines.

* Excellent non-verbal communication skills.

* Ability to project manage Commercial Installations as needed.

Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

* Quick online enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.

* A premium 401K Investment Plan with a dollar for dollar match up to 4% with no vesting. Find another Company that can beat that!

* Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family's health needs.

* Prescription Drug Coverage

* Dental Insurance Twice a year visits at no cost.

* Vision Insurance with materials coverage

* Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care

* Wellness Program A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck

* Basic Life Insurance and AD&D

* Short Term Disability Coverage

* Long Term Disability Coverage

* Employee Assistance Program

* Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays

* Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service

* Empire Perks An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires.

Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies' world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.

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