Estimating and Collateral Specialist (6613 )

Engineering North Mankato, Minnesota


Position at Card Fulfillment Services

Card Fulfillment Services is seeking a Procurement and Estimating Specialist which is responsible for communicating and job coordination/program collateral purchases with AMs, PMs and Engineering, and Sales.   Individuals in this role actively improve his or her knowledge of print products and internal capabilities to contribute to the decision process and improvement in our pricing and related processes. The secondary responsibility for the PES is to act as a CFS estimator for jobs and projects.


Shift Available


  • 1st Shift


Responsibilities Include:


  • Proof and source collateral in conjunction with AMs and PMs
  • Establish consistent proofing processes and track proofing cycle/delivery times. 
  • Facilitate engineering approvals of new collateral
  • Identify possible vendors to determine best fit capabilities of each vendor and explore ideas for cost savings related to purchasing collateral.
  • Develop efficient and effective methods for quoting collateral purchases.
  • Perform estimating for RFQs directed to CFS by working with engineering, sales and production control to help determine most cost effective methods of producing products.
  • Analyze estimating standards in conjunction with engineering to maintain accurate cost information in the Monarch estimating system.
  • Reconcile job details against estimating standards to identify gaps or inaccuracies.
  • Manage other projects and tasks as assigned within deadlines
  • Behave in accordance with Travel Tags, Inc. Core Values


Minimum Qualifications:


  • College degree preferred
  • Previous knowledge of print and estimating preferred
  • Previous customer service or sales background preferred


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Strong oral and written skills; ability to write clearly, well-organized emails, memos, letters, and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computer knowledge including Excel, Word, PPT, and Outlook.
  • Understanding of basic procurement processes
  • Ability to work with vendors in a respectful and constructive manner
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task, appropriately prioritize and make decisions quickly and independently





About Our Company


We offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.

Travel Tags was founded in 1973 as a manufacturer of luggage tags and travel accessories. We produced our first gift card in 1999, entering what is now a $100 billion growth industry. Today we’re known as the preeminent solutions provider in the ever-changing stored-value market, and we ship hundreds of millions of gift cards throughout the world each year.

Our turnkey solutions include design, e Commerce, card manufacturing, data management, secure packaging and a broad range of specialty print technologies that help create lasting impressions for some of the world’s most prominent brands. Our world-class solutions have earned us the most coveted industry accolades, including the International Card Manufacturer's Élan Award, People’s Choice Award, Judges Choice Award and Best Gift Card of the Year