Vacature Pricing Analyst in Geleen

Company Profile
Emerald Kalama Chemical is a division of Emerald Performance Materials, LLC. Emerald produces and markets technologically advanced specialty chemicals for a broad range of food and industrial applications. Headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Emerald has four business units, eight operations and approximately 700 employees. European Head Office is located in Geleen (NL) and production plant is situated in Rotterdam Botlek.

Job Description
– Develop expert knowledge of the PROS software, including all data, analytical tools and charts
– Monitor the impact of pricing decisions and actions on achieving EKC and business unit profit objectives
– Analyze and prioritize opportunities to improve target prices, pocket margin and/or costs to serve, and recommend changes to EKC and business unit leaders
– Collaborate with Finance and Accounting to ensure data integrity and gather and analyze updated data on cost inputs to use for pricing and deal analyses
– Support Sales in customer negotiations by providing deal-specific price and profitability analysis against peer group and margin goals
– Communicate price guidance and rationale for pricing recommendations to Sales and business unit leaders
– Analyze and rationalize pricing models across existing and new products and services
– Collaboratively develop Pricing KPI’s that will allow business units to track and ensure that desired price and margin objectives are achieved

Job Requirements 

– 2+ years of pricing analysis experience, preferably for a global chemicals company
– 5+ years of professional work experience
– BS/BA degree. MBA preferred, but not required
– Experience working with Sales to support pricing activities
– Strong financial analysis and modeling skills
– Detail-oriented with a strong penchant towards analytical rigor
– Strong organizational and time-management skills; ability to manage several projects at a time and deliver results against tight deadlines
– High degree of technical aptitude for and comfort with advanced analytical software
– Knowledge of and aptitude for pricing principles, strategy and techniques
– Data-driven and highly analytical, with the ability to analyze large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data and distill it into actionable insights and relevant takeaways
– Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and organizational levels to deliver results
– Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present ideas clearly and concisely
– Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and credibility quickly

Working Conditions
The salary is competitive and depends on experience and background. Fringe benefits consists of a holiday entitlement of 40 days including “ATV”, a good pension, collective health insurance scheme, plus excellent training and education opportunities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who likes the challenge of working in a dynamic and changing environment of a company that has 2 production sites with partially the same product lines on each site Rotterdam and Kalama WA USA.

Interested? Please apply directly through this link:

The procedure will end on 25th November 2012.
We will reply in a couple of days.

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