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Pricing Analyst

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 600455202

Company: Grainger

Company Profile

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.

 

Primary Function

This person will participate in the analysis of Acklands-Grainger’s pricing strategies and tactics.  Working under the Manager, Pricing Strategy, this role conducts detailed pricing and financial analysis and will be working closely with various cross functional groups to grow overall company profitability. The Pricing Analyst role will be driving the pricing and discounting strategies including the implementation of pricing decisions. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•      Develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive decision-making through the application of statistical, and/or advanced data analytics techniques

•      Develop new pricing models to analyze the potential financial impact and generate new ideas

•      Assist in the development and maintenance of new price points used for quoting (QRP)

•      Ability to develop financial modeling to understand the impact of different pricing  initiatives

•      Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Pricing data

•      Develop post analysis and provide recommendations to leadership

•      Analytically support special pricing and business programs as needed

•      The individual will need to work in close collaboration with the other parts of the organization including ES, Product Management, Sales, Services, Finance, and Sales Support. 

 

Preferred Education & Experience:

 •     Bachelor’s degree required, Master or MBA preferred

•      Proficiency with SQL and/or Teradata is a must

•      Demonstrated working knowledge of business strategies including customer requirements, Supply Chain strategies, product information strategies and Customer Service

•      Demonstrated proficiency in working across business functions

•      Experience in working with large amount of data and developing analysis and implementing changes based upon analysis

•      Ability to sustain strong internal as well as external partner relationships

•      Capable of gathering external customer knowledge and effectively balance customer needs with those of the business

•      Ability to manage change and influence others in order to reach stated objectives. Proven relationship-building skills to get desired results

•      Excellent communication and business writing skills. Ability to determine the appropriate amount of detail gained in research in order to present findings in an accurate, methodical, and concise manner

•      Good financial and analytical skills. Strong decision making and problem solving skills

•      Proficiency with information systems, including Microsoft Office applications. SAS and SPSS knowledge a plus

 

EEOC Statement

 

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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