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1485: Print Logistics Pl & Estimator

Company: FedEx Office
Location: Plano
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

Company: FedEx Office
Job Title: 1485: Print Logistics Pl & Estimator
Job Requisition Number: RC395451
Locations:
7900 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Category: Finance
Type: Full Time
Work Shift: FXO_Any

POSITION SUMMARY: 
This position is responsible for planning and estimating price for print projects, including analyzing various print methods and location to produce a print job taking into account various options available to transport raw materials, semi-finished products and delivery final product to desired end users. The Print Logistics Planner and Estimator is knowledgeable in estimating digital printing, offset printing and production of indoor and outdoor signage materials. This position will also be required to develop pricing for various combinations of kitting and shipping methods. Project planning and estimation will be custom in nature and require coordination with production managers and cross functional teams within the corporate office in a short time to develop the overall pricing. The Print Logistics Planner and Estimator will be aware of competitive practice in value-based pricing models and maximize the revenue, balancing FedEx Office’s unique advantage in the market against customers’ need.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(This is a representative list of the general duties the position may be asked to perform, and is not intended to be all-inclusive)

  • Analyze print projects to determine production requirements and match against narrow or wide format digital and offset capabilities
  • Analyze various options for delivering printed product to the customer, accounting for special customer and production needs including proof-of-receipt and special request for time / location
  • Determine distribution of print jobs through a special network of production facilities, optimizing time and cost
  • Collaborate with production managers to develop necessary operational plan for execution
  • Coordinate with material vendors and / or sourcing to evaluate feasibility of large projects across the country
  • Estimate cost and time required for production and delivery of digital, offset, and signage print work
  • Communicate with sales and customer service representatives and occasionally customers and print buyers to understand project details
  • Discuss project specifications and options with production managers to develop optimum project pricing
  • Identify cost-saving alternate production specifications and articulate to sales team and customers
  • Assist sales in preparing customer facing pricing models for sales to present to customers
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop models to charge for value-add services, including fast turn-time, special delivery time / location, seasonal demands, custom technology solutions, concierge service and compliance reporting
  • Track bids / wins / loss and make recommendation to management for changes required in the overall production / pricing guardrails
  • All other duties as needed or required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of print production experience in a high-volume, deadline-driven environment
  • 5+ years of experience estimating digital and offset print projects
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and Business Objects preferred
  • Proficiency Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and related graphic design tools
  • Experience in financial modeling and analysis preferred
  • Strong communication skills to discuss operational plan and price with sales reps and customers
  • Strong aptitude for financial systems with an understanding of cash flow and financial mathematics
  • Periodic travel may be required
  • For new hires, must meet all FedEx Office employment qualifications in force at time of hiring
  • For current FedEx Office team members, must meet hiring criteria for the position and transfer requirements as outlined in the Team Member Handbook

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Ability to travel as required in order to meet with customers, vendors, other team members, and/or other business necessities
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to read and interpret documents and instructions from customers, vendors, and other team members
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and other team members
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to perform work activities requiring cooperation and instruction
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to function in a fast-paced environment, under substantial pressure
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to work within the appropriate level of independence
  • Ability, on a consistent basis, to report regularly to work and maintain established business hours in order to support the FedEx Office business; regular attendance and/or reporting could include regular attendance at a physical location and/or maintaining established business hours depending on the scope and nature of the position

Quality Driven Management strives to deliver market-leading customer experience, business excellence, and financial return through a Quality-oriented culture and day-to-day application of Quality science.

  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Works with management to reduce company costs/wastes, and to optimize profitability in areas of responsibility.
  • Applies Quality concepts presented at training during daily activities.
  • Supports FedEx Office Quality initiatives.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All offers of employment made by FedEx Office are contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and a pre-employment drug screen (which must be completed within 2 business days of any conditional offer of employment). The existence of a criminal record is not an automatic or absolute bar to employment and a candidate’s criminal record will be considered individually based on factors such as the relationship between the job sought and the criminal offense, the timing of the offense, the nature of the offense, and any other relevant information. FedEx Office will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. America’s Military Veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have a disability and you need assistance in order to apply for a position with FedEx Office, please email us at HR.Recruiting@FedEx.com.

Keywords: FedEx Office, Plano , 1485: Print Logistics Pl & Estimator, Other , Plano, Texas

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