Cost Estimator / Sales Support

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Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits


  • Work with Sales rep for RFQ’s and Team members acknowledge, then generate quotations in line with company direction, profit targets accurately and quickly for Customers review 
  • Join on Sales Mtgs with Current / Potential Customers.
  • Gather information and analytics to clearly understand Customer needs, directions, requests, and future needs, then report to Mgmt
  • Ensure quotation and presentation materials to Customers are compliant, current, and issued a timely basis. 
  • Usage of Plex and other common tools to post, share, track Customer meeting results, quotation documents, Project plans, potential supplier information
  • Effectively interface with Quality New Model and Mass Pro Teams to Hand-off all details of RFQ and ML Awards, as well as for development and qualification of potential and actual new suppliers.
  • Clearly understand client's regional and global network, capabilities and systems and effectively post/share/transfer/
  • Complete compliance activities (NDA’s, 5-Rules, Contracts, IMDS, Conflict Minerals, New Business Sheet, etc) to make sure they are carried out timely (before, during, after) quotation and development periods and completed prior to mass production. 
  • Organize, Track, Report weekly to Mgmt on project / quotation status. Maintain running summary of potential sales by Model, By Customer Segment, by Timing, by Method of RFQ receipt, etc.
  • Utilize Cost database and related tools to enhance speed and accuracy of quotations. 
  • Discuss customer circumstances and environment so that costing/quoting can be done effectively and timely





Minimum of five years’ experience of Sales Support in the Automotive OEM or International Trading Environment.



Firm understanding or Experience of Global Supply Chain Mgmt, Logistics, International and Manufacturing environments, Cost Analysis, Packaging, Sales Analytics, Quotation development, Project Management, Procurement methodologies


Required Skills:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business related field preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Analyzing and compiling Group projects data points
  • Ability to successfully deal with new environments, unknown situations and meeting new people.
  • Ability to support Team efforts in generating effective, timely and successful quotes
  • Ability to manage personal and Team time efficiently and productively.
  • Strong challenging spirit.
  • Strong listening skills (ability to translate what the Customer says and how we can support the Customer).
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.


Desired Skills:

  • Ability to manage personal and Team time efficiently and productively.
  • Analyzing and compiling Group projects data points
  • Ability to support Team efforts in generating effective, timely and successful quotes
  • Knowledge of Global import/export 


Willingness to travel 15% of time visiting current and potential Customers (domestic & international).

Willingness to work overtime as needed (approximately 5-10 hours per week).


Goken America is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law


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