Direct Mail Estimator

March 19, 2023
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Job Description

The Estimator Print & Production role is responsible for preparing direct mail quotes based on available specifications, requirements, and examples provided by the internal Account Teams/clients using the Avanti Slingshot estimating system. This includes selecting appropriate paper, outside components, and internal manufacturing (print, lettershop & bindery) costs as well as estimated production throughput speeds by machine and/or process.

The Estimator ensures that all print & mail product costs are accurately accounted for in each estimate, based on the specifications provided by the Account Team/client, and generates a written Direct Mail Agreement for all projects.


  • Responsible for accurately executing detailed estimates while interacting and communicating with internal clients, partners, suppliers, and internal resources.
  • Prepare pricing in a timely and accurate manner via Avanti Slingshot and/or internal excel-based worksheets.
  • Analyze project specifications and prepare cost estimates for time, cost, materials, and labor.
  • Evaluate all methods available for producing a project and provide quotes that best utilize our equipment and manufacturing capabilities, or best align with existing pricing policies.
  • Develop and maintain detailed rate cards and/or historic pricing records for established clients. Verify that final pricing aligns to existing models and prior estimates.
  • Offer suggestions regarding production techniques or materials to lower costs and/or for improving job quality and communicate to Print Production and Account Teams.
  • Obtains vendor quotes for use in estimating and cost-effective purchasing, in accordance with established guidelines and procedures.
  • Consult with internal manufacturing supervisors, outside resources, and suppliers to produce a comprehensive estimate (when applicable).
  • Revise estimates as needed due to specification changes.
  • Review estimates with management when necessary or as requested.
  • Communicate workload to management and keep apprised of the status of estimates.
  • Performs any other responsibilities that management identifies for this position.
  • Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in estimating or project planning in the digital print industry, with background in direct mail and lettershop preferred.
  • Intermediate skill level and comfort with MS Excel is required
  • Extremely strong organization skills with an innate attention to detail
  • Must possess good analytical, critical thinking, and follow-up skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to track and manage multiple tasks and priorities in an occasionally fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills to work with people at all levels within and outside Epsilon in a professional manner
  • Solid working knowledge of production print, data processing, imaging technologies, lettershop & postal regulations
  • Background in purchasing or domestic sourcing is a plus
  • Ability to maintain positive, professional demeanor at all times
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines while balancing multiple priorities

  • Digital print experience, either in estimating or program management/customer service.

  • Direct Mail and/or Lettershop Experience, either in estimating or program management/customer service.
  • Intermediate-level Excel Skills
  • Education:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Additional Information

    When you're one of us, you get to run with the best. For decades, we've been helping marketers from the world's top brands personalize experiences for millions of people with our cutting-edge technology, solutions and services. Epsilon's best-in-class identity gives brands a clear, privacy-safe view of their customers, which they can use across our suite of digital media, messaging and loyalty solutions. We process 400+ billion consumer actions each day and hold many patents of proprietary technology, including real-time modeling languages and consumer privacy advancements. Thanks to the work of every employee, Epsilon has been consistently recognized as industry-leading by Forrester, Adweek and the MRC. Positioned at the core of Publicis Groupe, Epsilon is a global company with more than 8,000 employees around the world. Check out a few of these resources to learn more about what makes Epsilon so EPIC:

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  • Great People Deserve Great Benefits

    We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career.

    Epsilon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Epsilon's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on actual or perceived race, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy), marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Epsilon also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

    Epsilon will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.



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