Sales & Estimating Executive


European Estimating


European Estimating Manager

ABOUT IMAGOImago, the leading international print production services company, is seeking to recruit a Sales and Production Controller. We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills, a proactive approach, and meticulous attention to detail. In return, we offer an excellent training provision, a competitive salary, and benefits package, working from beautiful offices in idyllic country surroundings near Oxford.


The primary purpose of this role is to provide an efficient and competitive estimating service to the group’s different sales teams from Imago’s European (or more accurately non-FE) supply base.To provide an efficient and competitive estimating service to the group sales offices:

  • Sense-checking specifications received, raising any queries promptly and finalising details prior to selecting the most suitable European supplier for the product
  • Take responsibility for incoming sales requests from across all Imago International sales offices for European Production
  • Prioritise, prepare, and send estimate requests to chosen supplier/s with “required by” date
  • Follow up the estimate request in a systematic and timely manner, liaising with suppliers on pricing and planning for print jobs
  • Checking incoming quotations from suppliers for accuracy and suitability, prior to entering quote details on the internal databases & informing relevant salesperson
  • Negotiate pricing & finalising all details prior to order handover to internal production team
  • Attend regular meetings with suppliers to keep abreast of situations
  • Keep colleagues aware of any developments, opportunities, or changes in circumstances with European supplier base


  • Knowledge of printing and book production is desirable
  • IT literate, having proficient use of Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible approach to working
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and be pro-active
  • Good numerical skills
  • Good team player prepared to offer assistance and support to team members and other colleagues
  • Manage own time effectively showing the ability to prioritise and keep to deadlines

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