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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 2/21/2017

BIC Corporation Red Wing, MN

Red Wing, MN
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree


Red Wing, MN

We re BIC Graphic a division of BIC USA Inc. - a world-class global supplier of innovative promotional products for marketing and advertising initiatives.

With our wide variety of high quality, innovative custom-imprinted writing instruments and complementary products, we help customers explore all of the promotional possibilities with an extensive selection of brand name items including BIC Writing Instruments, Lighters, BIC Select, BIC Sticky Note, Magnets, Mouse Pads, BIC Atchison Notebooks and Padfolios, and Ecolutions. BIC Graphic recently acquired Norwood so we now also sell over 4,000 additional products globally. The Norwood brand includes messenger bags, drink ware, calendars, tools and many more.

BIC Graphic sells exclusively through distributors of promotional products/advertising specialties.

Today, BIC Graphic's distributors serve the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as government organizations, educational institutions and thousands of other companies in diverse industries worldwide. We provide them with everything from personalized sticky notes and embroidered laptop bags to custom mouse pads and those famous BIC pens and lighters.

And with our growth, it s time for you to pencil us in too!

Determines all processes and costs based on customer requests. Determines optimal process for best cost. Works expediously and at the highest level of accuracy to meet customers needs. Delivers quote to the Sales, AE s, distributors or customer service with suggested margin expectation.


Interprets what is being requested from faxes, emails, quote requests, customer requests, or samples sent in. Estimating creates tailor-made, custom and high quantity cost estimates based on cost estimates and margin guidelines for in house production, overseas production, and factory direct.

Work with BIC Asia and local supply chain. Calculate freight and duty cost to import.

Determine when to produce locally versus sourcing production overseas.

Create product cost for new items, and modify costs for product change request forms.

Create cost for employee pricing for in house products, blank and imprinted factory direct products.

Provide intercompany pricing for blank and imprinted products to other Bic sites

Acts as communication liaison for internal and external customers.

Work with Sales, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Purchasing, Marketing, Finance and BIC APP Asia on cost education and improved pricing requests.

Work with purchasing for outside vendor pricing and/or work directly with specific outside vendors for pricing. Understand the product being quoted to ensure correct pricing is received.

Works with marketing to run quotes on new product development and offers ideas on the most efficient processes.

Maintain and create work centers, rates per hour, operations and burden rate within the quote system.

Must have full knowledge of all Red Wing products, manufacturing processes and inventory parts. Partial knowledge of Sleepy Eye s and BIC products and processes.

Prioritize all quotes to meet an acceptable turn time based on department goals or customer needs.

Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow associates, across sites and with customers.

Performs duties in a safe manner and observes all safety rules.

Determines if there is a more efficient and cost effective size and/or process in addition to the customers requested specifications.

Commits to an excellent service level for customers to expedite and enhance our quote process.

Other duties as assigned.

Must have a two year degree (accounting preferred) or two-years of related experience. Must possess strong analytical skills. Word and Excel experience required. Strong planning, organizational, problem solving and math skills. Professional written, verbal, and phone communications skills. Requires a sense of urgency to deal with customers, concentration and a high level of accuracy.

There's never been a better time to join BIC Graphic. We're a dynamic company with a strong vision in a growing global market. That's why the majority of leading companies across industries worldwide use our promotional products. It's also why you'll find a wealth of possibilities in a challenging and rewarding work environment. As an organization, we have a passion for taking care of our people, and our benefits reflect this.

BIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to Race, Color, Religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Drug-Free Workplace Drug-Free Workplace.