Strategy Pricing Analyst

Main Location
Arlington, VA, United States
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Nestlé's Finance function delivers value above and beyond just financial reporting and analysis. Our role as strategic business partners is to drive decision-making, translate insights into meaningful actions, and enable great ideas to come to life. As part of a global organization with a long-standing legacy, there is no shortage of opportunities to directly impact our consumers. We're committed to seeing a vision and helping the business achieve its potential by providing knowledge, expertise, and stewardship that transcends the traditional scope of finance roles. A healthy appetite for growth and learning is essential to our success; our tight-knit community embraces a mindset of continuous improvement to deepen our understanding of the business and drive real performance. As a member of our team, you will support some of the world's most well-known brands, and embark on a career journey that enriches and accelerates your development.


Position Summary
As an Analyst Strategic Pricing, you will be a critical partner in the Strategic Revenue Management journey and take a lead role in developing and executing the Pricing and Promotion pillars. You will help develop pricing and promotional strategies and tactics, monitor implementation, and evaluate performance regularly. In this role, it is crucial to gain an understanding of optimal trade execution with insight into both pricing and promotional impactors. You will leverage your detailed trade promotion knowledge to impact actual trade performances via interaction with field and headquarter-based Sales and Finance teams.


Primary Responsibilities
Pricing

  • Leverage internal operational and external consumption data to create analyses, reports, and results-oriented feedback for key products and product categories
  • Develop pricing recommendations for proposed prices and overall impact based on analysis of product volume, margin, and competitiveness; present recommendations to Pricing Management and key cross-functional partners
  • Provide analytical support to Brand Marketing and Pricing Management teams regarding pricing guidelines for products by brand and region; communicate with Field Sales on specific pricing and promotions decisions
  • Assist with building financial targets and drive collaborative discussion on those targets

Promotion

  • Complete accurate, thorough, and timely post-promotional and root cause analysis using varied data sources; leverage analysis to improve promotional planning for future activities
  • Evaluate promotion effectiveness from both a sales/lift perspective and trade cost/ROI perspective
  • Monitor display and promotional pricing compliance; utilize account promotional levers to maximize performance and effectiveness of trade spend
  • Monitor quality of promotion and ensure appropriate ROI
  • Evaluate the effects of competitive trade promotions and build competitive promotional indices at an account level

Requirements and Minimum Education Level
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, or related discipline 
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience in Finance, Sales, or Analytics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in BI/visualization software, i.e., Power BI, Tableau; strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • An understanding of pricing concepts (elasticity, sensitivities, thresholds) and how pricing & promotion can impact commercial P&L statements
  • Experience working with external consumption data and internal financial data
  • Knowledge of the consumer-packaged goods industry


Skills

  • Ability to analyze data, generate insights, and assist in decision-making through  data storytelling
  • Strong oral and written communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a broader team; strong ability to work across functions and divisions to deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy
  • Results-focused with the ability to take initiative and ownership 
  • Process improvement mindset to generate innovative suggestions that improve performance

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Mission
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Strategy Pricing Analyst
Nestle USA