Pricing Analyst

Eagan, MN - Warroad, MN
Position Overview

As a Pricing Analyst, you will use your curious nature and ability to turn data into strategic insights to facilitate profitable growth at the Marvin Companies.  You will be a key participant on product launch teams and will work across various business departments such as Marketing, Product Development, Sales, R&D, Cost Accounting, OMS, Architectural, and Technical Publications. Your ability to use these cross functional relationships, along with your strong analytical skills to facilitate fact based decision making will be a key success factor for you in this role. This is an excellent career opportunity to join a department that is strategically critical to the current and future success of the Marvin Companies. 

Essential Functions of the Job

Pricing Analysis & Recommendation (60% time allocation)
  • Develop strategic pricing recommendations forproducts, options, displays and replacement parts
  • Analyze competitive landscape in terms of key players, price points, pricing strategy, product offering and value differences with goal of identifying opportunities for the Marvin Companies
  • Work closely with Product Manager to understand value proposition of options, products and/or brands to maximize pricing potential for product launches and product lifecycle management
  • Assist in the review and development of cost models to aide in profitability analysis
  • Provide analysis for executive review that ties together pricing strategy, competitive landscape, value proposition and profitability goals

Develop data based analysis to strategically drive profitable growth (20% time allocation)

  • Actively research opportunities to enhance position in market place through strategic pricing
  • Extract and merge data from multiple sources to support analysis
  • Develop analysis and/or recommendations to present to Marketing, Sales & Finance leadership for approval of identified opportunity or for ad hoc requests
Maintain Marvin, Integrity and Infinity price books and quoting tools (20% time allocation)
  • Work with Technical Publications to insure accurate pricing communications
    • Provide accurate pricing details to OMS team to maintain quoting tool 
Knowledge/Skills/Personal Characteristics
  • Passion for turning data (quantitative and/or qualitative) into insights used to create profitable growth
  • Strong financial analysis & modeling skills
  • Results-driven with a track record of timely and accurately resolving problems and developing creative solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organizational: written and verbal
  • Comfortable working with large data sets using tools like Excel, Oracle Discoverer, QlikView, etc.
  • Capability to build strategic cross functional relationships to facilitate collaboration around common objectives
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Self-directed and motivated
  • Strong strategic and creative thinker with an eye for process improvement
  • Responsive, respectful, amenable, driven, professional personality; willingness to serve internal and external customers in a timely, professional manner
  • Possesses a natural ability for learning quickly and understanding technical information
Accountability Measures
  • Accurate analysis and presentations
  • Ability to understand and implement against objectives and strategies to achieve business goals
  • Strong working relationships with internal partners
  • Meet project deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, economics, business analytics or mathematics
  • 1-2 years experience in pricing, marketing, sales, customer service, or product planning
  • Demonstrated experience in thinking critically, and communicating effectively
  • Knowledge of complex business principles
  • Strong Excel skills with proficiency in other Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Additional consideration will be given to individuals who, in addition to the above, have fenestration, construction industry or related experience