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Pricing Analystat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 18001308
Updated: Jul 27, 2018
Location: Lincolnshire, IL, United States

Role Overview
The Analyst, Pricing, under the direction and guidance of the Senior Manager of Pricing, assists with the operations associated with maintaining the CDW pricing structure and pricing levels. This role supports the development and implementation of profitable pricing strategies and tactics. Actions have a direct impact on CDW margins, sales and EBITDA as price directly influences volume sold.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Assist in maintaining current CDW pricing structure and levels for both products and services, including comparisons of CDW ad prices against relevant competitors as well as the MSRP, when relevant
  • Modify individual SKUs or sets of SKUs when the prices are out of alignment with market levels
  • Produce weekly tracking reports on volume of work regarding adjustments to bid costs and advertised prices, as directed by the Senior Manager of Pricing
  • Work with Product Management and Product Specialists to manage exceptions to the advertised prices. Make recommendations on how to manage price discrepancies
  • Assist in managing the process of adjusting the internal CDW cost levels associated with orders, as necessary
  • Produce a variety of pricing reports, often in EXCEL, summarizing CDW pricing characteristics and relative market condition. For example, an EXCEL report detailing the average price for CDW’s products compared to a set of competitors
    • Under the direction of the Senior Manager of pricing, produce a variety of weekly reports using combination of SAS/SQL relevant to CDW pricing
    • Ability to produce new programs in SAS/SQL to interrogate the CDW Enterprise Data Warehouse, as well as modify existing programs
    • Assemble results of programs into EXCEL or Power Point for general consumption and review
    • Support Senior Manager of Pricing in developing new pricing analyses, as required
Pricing Overrides Focus
    • Under the guidance of the Senior Manager of pricing, work directly with sales managers and product managers to override CDW price points and cost adjustments, as required
    • Compile reports on volume level of requests
    • Interact with CDW IT group on updating of relevant systems to override prices and cost adjustments
    • Perform quick and accurate financial calculations regarding requests from sales and product management, and delver results in professional manner
  • Serve as a resource to Product Managers, Sales Managers, Finance and Operations as it relates to pricing questions and for resolving issues.


Education and/or Experience Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Mathematics
  • 1 year of experience in an analysis role OR
  • 1 year of experience in a comparable sales operations support role
Other Required Qualifications
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and relay information to stakeholders
  • Experience working directly with sales and/or product organizations
  • Working knowledge of systems such as SPS or AS400
  • Proficient in Excel and/or Access
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial and economic concepts and ability to apply them in EXCEL
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines, amidst changing conditions
  • Strong communication skills, both in e-mail and in person, particularly with the sales and product teams
  • Ability to deal with conflict in a professional manner
  • Detail orientated in performing tasks within the internal systems
  • Proactively collaborate with all stakeholders, particularly in sales
Preferred Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of pricing strategy and tactics
  • Experience with SAS or SQL
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 10%

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