Pricing Analyst at Park Place Technologies in Cleveland, Ohio

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Park Place Technologies


Park Place Technologies is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Pricing • Cleveland, Ohio

Description

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.

Bonus Points:
  • 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.

Education:
  • Associate's degree or equivalent minimum; Bachelor's degree preferred.

Travel:
  • Up to 5%

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