PetroChoice Pricing Specialist in Ft. Washington, Pennsylvania

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.

  • Update customer prices and/ or rebates in the Company’s ERP systems as per Sales feedback and/ or vendor movement, conducting margin analysis as needed to maintain or increase overall profitability

  • Update vendor prices in the Company’s ERP systems for Tier 1 and Tier 2 partners, identifying impact to customer prices (if needed)

  • Monitor daily and weekly financial reports to identify and correct issues with costs, prices, and/ or customer rebates

  • Support the Pricing Analyst in conducting mass-vendor price changes, as required

  • Support the Pricing Director in conducting pricing analysis, including (but not limited to) what-if scenario planning, mass-customer or -item margin reviews, and rebates opportunity studies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving – Follows a systematic approach to evaluating vendor and contract pricing and is able to adapt defined processes to accommodate new requirements with minimal supervision

  • Analytical – Follows work flows and procedures to generate data, leveraging intuition and experience to identify meaningful insights

  • Accuracy – Executes tasks diligently to ensure that information entered in the Company’s ERP system is correct

  • Dependability – Takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach

  • Initiative – Takes independent actions and calculated risks; requests and offers help, as needed.

  • Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition

  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively; listens well and requests clarification, when required; responds to questions promptly and professionally; is comfortable presenting findings in a group environment

  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs of the intended readers

  • Interpersonal – Demonstrates comfort in interacting with internal and external resources at all management levels; demonstrates flexibility with regard to changing priorities, instruction, and/ or stakeholders; respects confidentiality of sensitive information; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; keeps emotions under control.

  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; honors commitments; inspires the trust of others; upholds organizational values.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

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

MATH ABILITY:

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.

REASONING ABILITY:

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.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

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.

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.

The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

Job ID: 2018-1722

External Company Name: PetroChoice

External Company URL: http://petrochoice.com/

Street: 1300 Virginia Drive