25 days old
2018-01-242018-02-22

Cost Estimator Packaging & Cellulose

Georgia-Pacific
Aurora, IL
  • Job Code
    050629
Georgia-Pacific
Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!

Georgia-Pacific (GP) is among the world's leading manufacturers of bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our building products business makes DensGlass gypsum board often seen in commercial construction, DryPly plywood and RESI-MIX wood adhesives, among others. Our containerboard and packaging business offers high-end graphic packaging to bulk bins as well as Golden Isles fluff pulp. You may also recognize consumer brands like Angel Soft, Brawny, and Dixie on retail shelves and enMotion towels, Compact bath tissue and SmartStock cutlery dispensers when you are away from home. Our GP Harmon business is one of the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. As a Koch Company, we create long-term value using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA., we employ approximately 35,000 people. For more information, visit www.gp.com.

Georgia-Pacific is currently recruiting Cost Estimator for our display and packaging facility located in Aurora, IL.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Manage the use of the Display Quote Request and Request for Quote forms through the quoting process. Including the completion by the sales team, capturing of quote metrics and capturing quote summaries

  • Gather required costing input from sales, end customer, production, or other resources. Make and document educated assumptions on inputs that are not provided or available to complete estimation.

  • Obtain input from customer, sales, and Georgia-Pacific pricing strategy guidelines to strategically quote new customer Request for Quotes and multi-component opportunities and existing customer programs to both win and meet Georgia-Pacific financial goals.

  • Visualize the production process and how product will be transformed from corrugated board to shipped product. Identify the equipment, processes and resources needed based on product specifications and release quantities.

  • Work with vendors on approved vendor lists to obtain outside quotes for custom labels, tooling, miscellaneous items, freight, assembly costs, etc. to complete costing.

  • Follow Georgia-Pacific established processes to complete all required steps. If a process is not in place, work with users to develop, document, approve and implement new process. Review existing processes for opportunities to improve.

  • Know the capabilities and limitations of all Georgia-Pacific corrugation facilitys machines, including how they are set-up and ran for optimum efficiency.

  • Contributes to team effort by leading projects and accomplishing tasks related to results needed.

  • Ability to problem solve and make intelligent/educated assumptions when all information is not provided or available

  • Ability to effectively communicate through both verbal and written methods, to include in person, on the phone, in meetings, email, fax and letters

  • Utilizing economic thinking skills

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher

  • At least 1 year of experience in a costing or pricing focused role

  • Experience in Microsoft Office, advanced Microsoft Excel skills (including writing and troubleshooting formulas), Outlook and Internet Explorer

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

Corrugated box and/or display management experience


Experience working with varying levels of organizational leadership


Experience in corrugation manufacturing. Know the capabilities and limitations of all corrugation machines, including how they are set-up and ran for optimum efficiency


Experience in corrugation industry. Understand the components of a corrugated board and how it is made


Experience with project management, Harry Rhodes, ESCO, BVP

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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