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Pricing Analyst (194106)MaplewoodMinnesota.

Pricing Analyst (194106)

Maplewood | Minnesota | United States

  • Job Description Summary
    The person hired for the position of Pricing Analyst will be responsible for maintaining, managing, and helping to analyze the standard, custom, promotional, and large buy pricing for the Company's division(s) as a member of the Standard Pricing Operations Team in the US Operations organization. You will be responsible for daily maintenance, implementation of changes and price decisions in a variety of the Company's systems. You will help to analyze pricing data and communicate findings and recommendations related to pricing decisions.

    Job Description
    The Company is seeking a Pricing Analyst for the Standard Pricing Operations Team in the US Operations organization located in Maplewood, MN. At the Company, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

    Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
    Manage and maintain the standard, custom/generic, promotional, and large buy pricing within the pricing databases for the specific division(s) you support.
    Will be responsible for daily maintenance, of changes and price decisions in a variety of the Company's systems.
    Work closely with Product/Channel Marketers to assist in defining the standard, custom/generic, and pricing programs for the products and divisions that you support to help meet price yield expectations.
    Work with the Product/Channel Marketers to define and implement pricing programs such as
    promotions, volume buys, or CFM (Customer Focused Marketing) opportunities for the division you support.
    Liaison with Customer Account Management on a regular basis to ensure orders price correctly, communicate promotional or volume setups, or CFM opportunities.
    Work with Data Management Group on product hierarchy, data integrity, and new product
    introduction (NPI) processes to reduce manually priced lines.
    Set up pricing for new products and manage pricing related to phase in/phase out and obsolete products.
    Creating/updating pricing in Pricing systems.
    Plan, create, implement price pages/price catalog for the division(s).
    Develop, define, and document simplified and standardized business process opportunities related to standard pricing related responsibilities.
    Perform analysis of pricing, including price point analysis, pocket margin, profitability, and provide recommendations to Product/Channel Marketers for price adjustment decisions based on the data analysis.
    Provide price consulting assistance to an audience which may not be knowledgeable in the subject area.
    Demonstrate solid persuasion skills and manage differing interests and perspectives related to pricing.
    Expectation upon hire is to develop a solid understanding of the Company's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Pricing solution and processes.

    Basic Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university
    Minimum 2 years of combined work experience in Finance, Marketing, Pricing, and/or Business Analysis
    Advanced Excel skills including v-lookup, conditional formulas, pivot tables, and data visualization

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Pricing or Business Analyst work experience
    Ability to work independently and be accountable for meeting timelines
    3+ years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite
    Experience in SAP, Vendavo Price Manager, and/or Vendavo Profit Analyzer
    Strong communication and presentation skills
    Strong leadership attributes
    Ability to learn new data tools and data sets quickly
    Business process management skills
    Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team setting
    Proficient with business reporting and using analytical tools - specifically Business Objects, MS Access, SQL
    Self-starter who can work in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity with an appropriate sense of urgency
    Understanding of Marketing and/or Financial Principles and Concept

More about us and our clients

HRU has developed a large network of available candidates nationwide, as the company has been providing recruiting and staffing services in up to 22 States for over 25 years. We specialize in engineering, IT, technical and other support services. We are able to recruit and successfully place candidates in job openings in a variety of other fields and positions as well, such as human resources, administration, management, purchasing, sales, customer service, accounting, organic chemistry and more. HRU is able to service clients, regardless of location, by assigning an Account Manager and experienced Recruiters to provide the necessary staffing and support services. Likewise, HRU may assist job seekers anywhere in the United States, regardless of location.

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