Park Place Technologies is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.
Pricing • Cleveland, Ohio
The Pricing Analyst's primary function is to price, assess, and cost-load quote proposals to support the sales group through the customer acquisition and contract addendum function. The pricing function consists of compiling technical information from different sources to generate a quote for data center warranty services. The position requires attention to detail as essential to the role. This position ensures accurate pricing and clean, well-formatted proposal documents. In addition, the Pricing Analyst will interact with and function as a liaison for Pricing Department and the other departments within the company, notably Sales, Finance and Operations.
What you'll be doing:
Independently generates well-developed, accurate, and clearly formatted quote proposals.
Meets department quote volume and quality standards.
Manages quote turnaround expectations, ensuring timely quote completion and minimizing revisions, reprioritizing without direction, when appropriate.
Researches information such as list pricing, current contract pricing, equipment specifications and configurations.
Make recommendations for approving deviations from standard pricing based on volume, competitive information and an understanding of end user customer needs.
Inputs accurate and up-to-date records on pricing and quotes, including rationale for pricing decisions and discounts, e.g. exception documentation.
Understands IT equipment, data center configurations, as well as how components interact with each other in order to accurately price and identify missing components.
Interprets equipment scripts to extract configuration data, work with Operations and higher-level Engineers to understand cost and failure rates for various product types or models.
Works with Sales, Finance, and Operations teams to create mutually-beneficial solutions.
Ad-hoc analysis, as needed.
Able to create reports for review or participate in special projects related to cost data and incident history reporting.
What we're looking for:
Experience working with Microsoft Excel (v-lookups, pivot tables, conditional formatting, advanced formulas).
Possess numbers acumen. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, proportions, and percentages.
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at first answers. Outside the box thinker who looks for creative solutions.
Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, business plans, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to work long hours or over standard when required.
2 to 4 years pricing-related experience (Finance, Statistics, Actuarial, Accounting, database management, reporting).
Prior sales support experience.
Familiarity with the data center hardware industry.
Associate's degree or equivalent minimum; Bachelor's degree preferred.