Customer Quote Manager

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Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 119540 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Americas 
Country: Canada 
State/Province: Ontario 
City:  Toronto 


Prepare quote proposal / analysis to aid business decisions.  Scope of work includes product manufacturing and services cost estimation, price determination and final proposal submission. 

This individual will be the leader of the Quote team.  Primary role is to respond to Customer RFQ and enable profitable win business, while meeting internal business and financial metrics. Manages and leads the quote process, ensure quote accuracy, quality, compliance with Celestica‘s goals, responsiveness and rapid turn-around time of quotes. Leads others by supporting and executing all related processes and procedures. Trains, mentors and provides support to regions, sites and/or individuals for costing procedures and processes. Transforms product costing through continuous improvement of systems, methods and procedures This includes establishing plans/objectives, and developing policies for the function/unit. Accountable for projects or programs on a multi-functional, national, or regional basis. Work is guided by broad site objectives and corporate policy. Interacts regularly with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions and/or customers.

Detailed Description

Performs tasks such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lead and manage 5-10 team members
  • Demonstrate the leadership skill among the quote team as well as influencing stakeholders and functional teams in achieving the same goal.
  • Review customer Request for Quotation (RFQ) /Request for information (RFI) and management's requirements to model cost and simulate pricing
  • Collect, consolidate and analyze data in order to identify the relevant cost drivers and estimate the time, cost, materials, labor, overhead and other costs, as well as capital required to manufacture a product and/or provide a service
  • Collaborate with internal functions globally and obtain appropriate inputs to estimate costs and prepare financial analysis, as well as provide inputs to the final proposals/quotations submissions to customers
  • Prepare and present financial analysis including analytics and insights to mid/senior level management regarding  cost/price competitiveness, recommendations  to make a product or service more cost-effective or profitable, as well as highlighting risks and mitigation tactics
  • Remain current on overall company goals and specific business unit strategy, value proposition and site capabilities in the areas of manufacturing processes, supply chain management and other services
  • Possess a thorough understanding of customer contracts’ key terms and conditions, pricing models  and reflect appropriately in modeling and simulations


  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent communication (English) and organizational (time management) skills are essential
  • Financial analysis skills including the ability to model and interpret Income Statement,  Balance Sheet and Cash Flow are essential
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to confidently communicate results of the analysis
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with all levels and functions within the organization
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, train and motivate a diverse group of employees.

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data
  • Repetitive manual movements are frequently required (e.g. data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc)
  • Occasional overnight travel is required

Typical Experience

  • Ten plus years in Electronic manufacturing, finance or business development, preferably with quotation experience
  • Two plus years manufacturing cost estimation and/or cost accounting in manufacturing would be a plus

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Education experience may vary by geography.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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