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Senior Pricing Analyst

This Senior Pricing Analyst is responsible for analysis and sales and pricing of a large portfolio of products. Key activities are to develop consistent and reliable reporting structures from data from the MRP system to understand and communicate trends, metrics, and indices needed to drive better planning, pricing, and sales activities.
A key part of this role is to proactively review the reports to identify trends that are inconsistent with existing plans so that appropriate action can be taken. This would include price changes, forecasting changes, and agent and customer level incentives/corrective actions.
Another key part of this position is to help develop industry comparables from available external data sources to track sales trends of key product lines against external metrics. These would include residential and commercial construction data, public competitive information,
The Senior Pricing Analyst requires organization, synthesis of available data into actionable information. Accuracy, consistency, and ability to recognize ?out of the ordinary? information important. Ability to interact across organizational boundaries, and communicate efficiently and effectively via oral, written, and e-mail forms important. Timeliness and making realistic business assumptions important.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Develop data reporting structures and formats to interrogate available MRP information
  • Develop clear and concise reporting for key metrics
  • Develop external comparable metrics to help drive organizational expectations.
  • Analyze and review results of pricing and promotional initiatives in terms of sales growth, margin and profitability growth.
  • Set up frequent multi-organizational reviews of key metrics and develop root causes and action plans for trends that are not proceeding within expectations.
  • Work across the organization to help develop initiatives, solidly based on data results, to drive improved business performance.
  • Evaluate Pricing/Rebate structure for key customers and significant industry/peer groups identifying opportunities for standardization of programs, streamlining the agreements and related calculations, and improved profitability

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor?s Degree preferred.

MANAGEMENT:

  • None

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Pricing experience
  • Wholesale/Retail Rebate process experience
  • Six Sigma Certified-Green Belt (Min), Black Belt (Pref)
  • Strong business acumen
  • Financial reporting experience highly desirable.
  • Analytical and data management skills essential.
  • Ability to work with ERP systems (QAD), and analysis via Excel or other tools.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft SQL, IBM Cognos & Tableau
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and oral forms.
  • Computer skills using MS office products: Excel (Advanced), PowerPoint, Word?

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • While performing duties of the job, employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear
  • Employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Office environment

As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Collaborate Across Workgroup
2. Initiate Positive Change
3. Deliver High Quality Results
4. Focus on the Customer

5. Develops Self & Others

6. Accountability

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