• Quote Specialist

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2018 12:39 PM)
    Job ID
    Business Unit
    Facilities Maintenance
    Job Post Category
    Remote Position?
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) (www.hdsupply.com) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

    Job Description & Qualifications

    Job Summary

    Support and quote all projects for customers. Support the Enterprise Sales team by providing technical information and product knowledge. Provide a high level of customer service while fulfilling closed bids and quotes.


    Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities 

    • Manages bids, calling on municipalities, attending openings, promoting products and following up on bid awards. Correlates all cost information within time frame of bid date and time needed by contractors and sales
    • Prepares formal quotations and submittals under the direction of project managers. Enters purchase orders and follow up with customers to ensure orders are filled promptly.
    • Manages RFQ's, checking with purchasing agent/buyer for pending RFQ's and searching internet for new RFQ's.
    • Maintains and logs projects for quotations.
    • Assists with project management and coordinates deliverables.
    • Acts as focal point for questions concerning specifics of quotes and proposals. Prepares monthly reports tracking quotation activity and key metrics.
    • Meets with customers and strengthens professional relationships.

    Nature and Scope

    • Works in compliance with established procedures and/or protocols. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable, clearly defined problems. Demonstrates skill in data analysis, techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information, inconsistencies/anomalies in routine research/data.
    • Nature of work requires general supervision; exercises judgment. May be paired with a mentor. Work typically involves regular process checks or review of output by a coworker and/or supervisor.
    • May provide general guidance/direction to or train junior level support personnel.

    Work Environment

    • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
    • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
    • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

    Education and Experience

    • Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Certification may be required in some areas. Generally 0-2 years of experience in related field OR MS/MA and generally 0-1 year of experience in related field.



    Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

    Preferred Qualifications


    • 1-2 years experience in the area of bid and proposal development in response to RFPs, IFBs, RFIs and RFQs received from commercial customers and/or federal, state or local government agencies.
    • 1-2 years experience with using and managing free or paid subscription opportunity search services such as Onvia, Bloomberg Government, BidSync, FedBid and Govgistics.
    • Good working knowledge of government and commercial acquisition and procurement processes and supporting documents, to include RFPs, RFIs, POs, etc. from either the perspective of Buyer/Customer or Bidding entity.
    • Ability to work independently, with little supervision as well as part of a team working toward a common goal.
    • Ability to independently assess workload, understand project requirements, establish priorities and ultimately execute tasks in support of completing projects.
    • Broad knowledge of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO); hospitality and janitorial/sanitation (Jan-San) product lines and the ability to cross reference products to company specific items.
    • Previous trade experience in electrical, plumbing, hospitality management, building maintenance, etc.
    • APMP certification




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