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Cross Referencing Process Specialist - remote

Date: Dec 1, 2021

Location: Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.


Position Details:

You will enable an advantaged understanding of market pricing at a SKU level through the completion of pricing cross reference projects for category pricing while providing information to support continuous improvement in gathering competitive information. This is achieved by identifying and associating competitor products to an equivalent Grainger item using product and industry knowledge and important product information provided by the Merchandising and Category Pricing teams. Additionally, you are responsible for collaborative communication with pricing and merchandising teams to ensure optimal results in gathering competitive product matches.

You will report to the Manager, Pricing Strategy.


You Will:

  • Subject matter expert for specific category items that fall outside of algorithmic crossing and need specific industry knowledge
  • Conduct information intake sessions with Merchandising and Category Pricing team members and develop project plans to gather competitive data
  • Cross reference competitor items to Grainger products in a complete, accurate fashion. Provide information used to produce competitive matches and improve on methods used for match collection.
  • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the customers' products while understanding/uncovering objections and concerns to support or reinforce the appropriate approach to competitive data gathering
  • Work with the aligned Sr. Category Pricing Analyst to assess incoming projects and provide feedback on potential areas of opportunity
  • Provide regular updates outlining progress with open projects, communicating areas of opportunity and barriers with leaders and partners


You Have:

  • 3+ years relevant experience
  • Technical knowledge on a variety of general MRO products to ensure precise/accurate collection of competitive data
  • Knowledge of product categories
  • Working knowledge of web-based applications, SAP and Excel (can perform complex functions)
  • Must be self-directing, managing several projects simultaneously

Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, become competent in, and effectively apply new processes and technologies


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.