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Quote Coordinator

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Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Manchester, GB

Company: Datwyler

The Distrelec Group (Distrelec & Elfa Distrelec), as part of the Datwyler Technical Components Division, is a leading online high service distributor of electronic, automation, tools and measurement technology in Europe. We operate worldwide and stock over 160,000 products, adding around 2,000 new & innovative products every month, from a linecard of more than 1,000 market leading manufacturers. We have local sales offices across Europe to support our customers and provide them with products and services to suit their individual needs. 


Position Summary

To support the creation, negotiation and purchasing of non-standard products based on the customer demand, by working closely with the project buyer(s) in a fast paced environment providing internal and external quoting for sales, as well as interaction between the supplier and sales negotiation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Pricing negotiation with suppliers for quotes and non-stocked products
  • RFQ turnaround from suppliers and measurement on conversion
  • Price, MOQ and lead time updates in line with agreed SLA
  • Build a strong relationship with internal sales organisations
Requirements/Detailed Tasks
  • Supporting and taking ownership of supplier negotiations to drive lower purchase prices to enable higher quote conversion rates
  • Managing customer RFQs in line with agreed SLAs
  • Creating products in ERP system to enable purchase and sales order creation
  • Supporting sales in chasing overdue and outstanding quotes
  • Effective management of follow-ups on quotes with internal sales team
  • Maintaining pricing under Service+ category
  • Building relationships with suppliers and sales to improve RFQ process and turnaround
  • Duties will also include Administration and maintenance and updating of spreadsheets/systems

  • A levels or equivalent
Experience/Industry Knowledge
  • 1-2 years purchasing/procurement experience (desirable)
  • Experience of working in B2B environment (desirable)
  • Some experience/ knowledge as a negotiator (desirable)
Personal Competencies
  • Financial acumen – understanding of pricing (cost and sell) and impact on business margin
  • Strong verbal and written communication (internal and external)
  • Ability to influence and persuade others (internal and external)
  • Team player with a can do attitude
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems, preferably SAP
  • Ability to build effective professional relationships with colleagues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail and process orientated
Our Offer to you
  • City centre location with excellent transport links
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work from home
  • Company paid benefits including life assurance, income protection, private medical insurance, pension, etc.
  • Optional benefits including cycle to work scheme, well-being treatments, restaurant card, activity pass, gym discounts, etc.


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career oppor­tunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.