Quote Analyst, Aluminum Extrusions in Lafayette, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/8/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Extrusions (AEX) is seeking a Quote Analyst to provide the responses to Requests for Quote (RFQ) from Arconic’s customers.  Come join the Arconic Extrusions (AEX) team at our Lafayette, IN facility as a key part of the customer quotation process.  Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence, and career development. The ideal candidate will engage respectfully with all stakeholders, anticipate challenges, proactively bring solutions, and champion integrity. If this describes you, then we encourage you to apply. This position reports to the Quote Analyst Team lead, AEX, and is based in Lafayette, IN.
 
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) is a $14 billion global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. Arconic’s innovative multi-material products, which include aluminum, titanium, and nickel, are used primarily in aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, defense, and industrial applications. Arconic employs more than 40,000 people in over 25 countries around the world.
 
Compensation:
Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure
Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans
401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)
Retirement contribution (3%)
Competitive annual vacation accrual
10 annual paid holidays
 
Profile: This role supports multiple AEX sites and be part of the full quotation process and work closely with sales, pre-sales and marketing to deliver the most optimized quotes to our customers.
 
Essential Functions:The Quote Analyst position within AEX provides the best, most accurate, most efficient and effective quote for each Request for Quote (RFQ) from customers, examples include but are not limited to:  
  • Respond to customer RFQs in a timely manner by preparing and providing accurate quotes to customers.
  • Continuous improvement for accuracy, consistency, efficiency and clarity in the Quoting/ Estimating process and Quotemaster tools.
  • Ability to interpret and support quoting analytics including, but not limited to, customer specific quote trends, quote to order trends, and quote response time trends and translating that into useful information for the sales team (CRM). 
  • Accurate interpretation / calculation of all attributes and producibility for each RFQ including but not limited to customer part drawings, spec review, and die prints.
  • Understanding business guidelines along with current capacities, constraints, and cost among other factors in order to appropriately direct business to the optimal manufacturing flow-path. 
  • Provide technical assistance to Inside and Outside Sales persons on producibility, manufacturing, quality, and pricing concerns.
  • Other misc. clerical and administrative duties as required to assist the Commercial Organization in providing timely and accurate responses to all inside/outside sales personnel and customers, representing the AFE Business Unit.
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 
  • Data base user interface and query software — Customer service knowledge generation software;
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. 
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. 
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. 
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. 
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). 
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:  
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience in a sales environment.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S> person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S> Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
 
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Excel Experience
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication skills-verbal and written
  • Leadership skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Capable of handling and respecting important and confidential information
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Experience in metals industry

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