The Pricing Specialist will be responsible for maintaining and updating vendor and customer pricing via manual/ automated data updates and through guided analysis. The Pricing Specialist will also work closely with members of the Sales and Procurement team to ensure data accuracy and to maintain acceptable margins.
The successful candidate for this position will be a self-starter who is detail-oriented, with excellent time-management skills and a tolerance for ambiguity.
Include but are not limited to the following. The Company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time. All work is to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Company standards. Other duties may be assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree (BA/ BS) from an accredited four-year College or University and 2-5 years’ related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret vendor pricing sheets, purchase and sales orders, invoices, and standard financial reports. Ability to understand and respond to written or spoken communication pertaining to pricing from all management levels and from both Sales and Finance perspectives
Ability to apply basic/ intermediate mathematical concepts, including basic statistical analysis (using Microsoft Excel) to translate vendor pricing sheets into correct per-gallon, -pound, and –unit costs and contract/ level prices and to conduct margin analysis at the corporate, regional, vendor, or customer level.
Ability to quantify current and potential profitability at the corporate, regional, vendor, or customer level, leveraging both existing data and unstructured commentary from a variety of stakeholders. Ability to conduct guided analysis independently to evaluate potential changes to vendor and/ or customer prices.
Previous experience or demonstrated ability to learn robust ERP software; prior experience using Epicor Prophet 21 and/ or SAP will be a strong advantage. Must be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, with deep familiarity using Excel to evaluate large datasets (i.e., using a wide range of math and reference functions); previous experience developing PowerPoint presentations will be a strong advantage. Prior experience working SQL and/ or Power BI will also be a strong advantage.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.