Position:  Pricing Analyst
Location:  Kansas City, KS
Job Id:  343
# of Openings:  1

The Pricing Analyst position has responsibility for assessing and analyzing data from a variety of sources to derive insights into pricing and margin strategies.  The pricing analyst uses a number of quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze competitor pricing, assess commodity market and inflation trends, and develop pricing models to derive customer pricing recommendations.

  1. Work closely with sales, supply chain, operations, and finance personnel to develop and enact competitive pricing strategies.
  2. Develop in-depth pricing and margin management models with various quantitative inputs for monthly and quarterly pricing to existing co-manufacturing and private brands customers.
  3. Prepare competitive pricing analysis for new business/customer opportunities and work closely with sales and senior management to identify optimal pricing levels to secure new business and ensure appropriate margins are achieved.
  4. Analyze short-term and long-term customer margin trends and present findings and recommendations in order to drive actionable pricing strategies that align with company margin goals.
  5. Prepare and present pricing and margin management material for the monthly margin management senior management meeting.
  6. Perform detailed competitor analysis as needed.
  7. Support other accounting and financial accountabilities as assigned.
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  (To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required).
  8. Education: Four-year college degree in finance, accounting, or related field preferred.
  9. Experience: Three to five years prior financial or accounting experience required.Preference will be given to those with applicable experience working in a manufacturing accounting or finance environment.
  10. Previous experience with computerized ERP (JDE) system preferred.Proficiency with computerized accounting system and excellent computer skills required.
  11. Advanced, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel required such as ability to set up functions, formulas, and pivot tables within Excel.
  12. Excellent analytic problem solving and math skills required. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality and accuracy. Must be able to present numerical data effectively and be able to read and interpret written complex financial information.
  13. Excellent Written and Oral Communication skills required.This position must be able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, demonstrates group presentation skills, and participates in meetings. They must communicate well with co-workers and management and deliver excellent customer service to build internal and external relationships.
  14. Demonstrated Planning/Organizing Skills required.Must be able to work accurately and efficiently with little or no supervision.To be successful in this position must be able to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently, and set achievable goals and objectives to accomplish requirements in a reasonable amount of time.
  15. Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
  16. Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner
  17. Ability to multi-task in a time-sensitive, fast-paced environment.
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  (The physical demands described here are representatives 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 function.  The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 25% of working time, “regularly” means between 26 and 75% of working time, and “frequently” means 76% and more of working time.)
    The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel, to manipulate keys on a keyboard and view data on a computer screen.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, climb stairs, walk, reach with arms and hands.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  (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).
    Occasional extended work hours may be required.  Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic, plant background noise).  The job is performed under a generally hazard free environment.
    The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.

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