Pricing Analyst

Our client located in Newmarket is seeking an experienced Pricing Analyst for a 14 month contract to start immediately.  Please see a list of the requirements below:

  • Analyze, develop and deliver strategic customer pricing proposals designed to achieve targeted growth objectives
  • Manage all aspects of pricing via pricing analysis, review, escalations & approvals
  • Manage and coordinate master customer pricing database and documentation in an organized way
  • Capture all business requirements for all customer pricing initiatives (ie. Inbound and outbound ship costs, handling costs, backend programs, return accruals, discretionary accruals, etc)
  • Collaborate effectively with Sales, Product, Operations, and Finance to develop, automate and communicate pricing strategies internally across the company
  • Manage and communicate pricing initiatives and business rationales across all teams
  • Assist in developing effective corporate pricing-related policies, standards, strategies, sales aids and tools for sales force in all channels
  • Work closely with Product, Sales & Finance during all new customer and new vendor set ups
  • Keep abreast with all internal and external cost changes. Update foreign exchange rate changes as required
  • Support other teams in Product, Sales and Operations projects
  • Work with IT to build, integrate and improve current pricing systems, assets and tools
  • Establish and maintain procedures for review and adjusting of strategic pricing based on changing economic, competitive landscape, and customer perception of value
  • Coordinate internally with Sales for list price setting exercises
  • Manage profitability report and review sku, vendor and customer profitability on monthly basis with senior team
  • Other duties may be assigned

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience in a Pricing Analyst or similar position within a complex, fast moving organization, ideally within the consumer retail electronics space
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, in cross-functional teams interacting on a daily basis across the organization at all levels, often at senior levels
  • Experience in pricing within a Distribution organization and working experience with retailers will be a great asset
  • Ability to make complex decisions with limited information on short timeframes
  • Excellent project management, quantitative analysis and statistical modeling skills required and the ability to use data analysis effectively to impact business decisions and strategies
  • Must have advanced ability to work with MS software particularly with Excel.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate in a respectful and professional manner while negotiating pricing decisions and strategies that are in the best interest of the company
  • Flexibility to manage various projects with competing deadlines and the ability to prioritize projects to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of various pricing methodologies
  • Knowledge of Sage 3000 ERP is an asset
  • Learn – continuously. And help others learn too!

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Finance Degree or College Diploma in business, product management or marketing fields.
  • Excellent computer skills.  Advanced knowledge of MS Office.
  • Experience working in a consumer electronics retail environment is an asset.