Strategic Pricing Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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Job Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.:

SUMMARY

This Strategic Pricing Analyst position is responsible for partnering with multiple internal stakeholders to create, implement and validate pricing strategies and tactics aligned to support the overall strategic and operating plans of Advance Auto Parts.  The position is a hands-on, action-oriented role accountable to help build a world class pricing capability that drives future company performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Business Analytics: Provide fact-based analyses of pricing activity, utilizing modeling and ad-hoc approaches, to identify actionable opportunities, develop ideas, and make recommendations for optimal financial performance.
  • Communication: Present verbal and written reports providing pricing recommendations and outcomes to all mid-level and senior-level managers of the organization.
  • Relationships: Develop effective relationships with multiple functions within the company (Sales, Merchandising, Marketing, Information Technology, etc.).  Build trust at all levels (independent contributor through Executive) by proactively providing credible and value-added support. Learn the important aspects of the supported business to become involved in key business decisions.
  • Pricing Management: Input customer/category centric item strategies in the form of rules and constraints into the pricing optimization system. Initiate pricing programs at the category/sku level to meet objectives and growth intent.
  • Special projects: Lead special projects that have an impact on the entire Pricing Team and that provide company with benefits or improved performance.
  • Reporting: Reports to Manager, Strategic Pricing or Director, Strategy & Key Customer Pricing.

 

 

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 education, experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-4 years related business analytics experience
  • Strong ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions through analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong ability to present information and respond to questions from groups of senior management, department heads, managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Advanced Excel skills and database skills (Access, SQL) required, as well as an ability to learn company systems and tools as needed.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in pricing/revenue management, or sales and marketing analytics in retail or service industries desired, but not required.
  • Exposure to data manipulation & visualization packages desired (e.g., Tableau, Spotfire, Alteryx, etc.)
  • Financial analysis and/or forecasting experience.
  • Statistical and/or Econometric modeling experience is a plus, but not required.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics from an accredited four year college or university

 

Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.