The Pricing System Manager will be managing the scope, quality, risks, schedule, and resources of company-wide pricing system initiatives that will support the strategic pricing transformation at ADP. The position will act as a subject matter expert providing pricing system leadership, guidance, management and training working with the multiple businesses providing system insights for pricing analyses being performed.
The candidate must possess strong analytical skills, quality management, excellent organizational skills, leadership skills, and posses a deep knowledge of pricing strategies and systems. The candidate must work collaboratively with key pricing stakeholders in the multiple decentralized businesses establishing governance and delivering optimal aligned pricing strategies (supplemented with pricing science) and enforce price integrity & realization that improve the ADP value proposition and achieve growth targets for the organization.
Excellent project management quantitative and modeling skills required; strong presentation and communication skills; highly organized and detail oriented; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; expert proficiency with Oracle (SQL), Excel, VBA, PowerPoint, and Access (or other database tool) required.
PRICING CAPABILITIES (Systems & Tools) – 60%
Work with pricing leaders in the business to ensure pricing system adoption providing detailed and complex pricing analysis to drive change in company practices ensuring development, execution and management of best in class pricing process, policies and system (25%)
Act as a pricing system PMO and perform the ongoing development, management, training, analysis and support of pricing system initiatives and process change. Using the pricing system analyze current and historical results of pricing activity and transactional data to identify actionable opportunities, develop ideas, and make recommendations to improve pricing performance (25%)
Supports pricing system and upgrades working with the vendor and the ADP IT group on the following tasks: analyze, recommend and maintain system configuration matching to business needs. Maintains systems data and quality. Manages systems upgrades - requirements gathering and communication, quality assurance and change control (10%)
PRICING STRATEGY, DATA, ANALYTICS, PROCESS & REPORTING – 40%
Preparation of pricing reporting, dashboards and metrics and present results and recommendations a variety of audiences (10%)
Incorporate findings into company-wide policy where applicable, examine opportunities to expand initiatives, process and best practices while ensuring alignment with relevant businesses policies. Collaborate and partner with key pricing stakeholders in the multiple businesses to provide support, direction and facilitate new pricing processes, guidelines, playbooks, price book upgrades/harmonization and templates (10%)
Ensure consistency of company pricing practices. Support and facilitate pricing system training of associates to ensure successful pricing (10%)
Work cross functionally and be a key corporate resource with sales, finance, operations and product management in the businesses to correctly position and establish pricing strategies and performing pricing projects supporting the businesses as needed (10%)
Experience, Skills, Academic:
Experience, Education, and Required Skills:
5-7 years experience in pricing-related disciplines ideally with a B2B organization working with pricing systems and data analysis
Bachelor’s degree in pricing, marketing, business administration, economics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, strategy or finance
Previous experience as Pricing Systems Manager or equivalent at a large firm or consulting firm; using pricing and revenue management software; providing strategic recommendations to clients
Exposure to one or all of the following issues: pricing systems & strategy, pricing implementation, segmentation, category management, promotional pricing, and discounting
Strong understanding of information systems including pricing process from strategy to execution
Possess defendable points of view on key pricing areas i.e., pricing capabilities, price models, price setting, price realization, promotional spending, pricing experiments, and bundling
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Implementing large-scale efforts toward pricing simplification, standardization and adherence to price modification guidelines
Strong communication skills both written and oral. Ability to facilitate pricing meetings and drive discussions for cross functional teams.
Expert proficiency in Excel (must be comfortable with large complex spreadsheets, developing macros; look ups, pivot tables, “if” statements), Access, VBA, Oracle (SQL) and PowerPoint
Strong quantitative and modeling skills; ability to run correlation and regression analysis; develop pricing / financial models and analyze trends
Strong attention to detail, data research, data manipulation and mining skills
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
Very strong organizational and time management skills
ADP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; M/F/D/V. ADP believes that diversity leads to strength.
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP), with about $10 billion in revenues and about 570,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, heavy manufacturing, and agricultural vehicle dealers throughout the world.
Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies – ADP ranked #1 in Financial Data Services Industry (2010)
Human Rights Campaign Foundation – Best Places to Work for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality (2010)
DiversityInc magazine’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity (2010) and “Top 10 Companies for Latinos (2010)”
Area of Interest:
United States, Roseland, NJ
Automatic Data Processing - 15 months ago
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