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Group Contracts Pricing Analyst

Permanent  for Search Consultancy in Manchester

Group Contracts Pricing Analyst / Manchester / Salary £35,000 + Private Health Care, Pension / Permanent Role

Group Contracts Pricing Analyst required to work for a Global PLC on the outskirts of Manchester. Working in a team of 8 your main purpose of the role will be to support the Group Contracts Commercial Team by acting as the link between Sales and the Costing team to ensure the right information is briefed to enable costings to be produced effectively within appropriate timescales.

Key Duties

* Approve pricing within expected timelines, agreeing selling price and margin collaboratively with the Commercial team within level of authority* Use knowledge of costing processes and cost drivers to review costings when setting the selling price.* Ensure documentation, challenge and internal communication of the commercial brief on the request for quotation* Ensure expediency and consistency in the application of the pricing process across all quotes* Autonomously manage simple quotations that do not require supply chain costing consultation as per Pricing / Costing procedures* Feasibility check new products or additional volumes with Supply Chain* Ensure with the Supply Chain Costing team that the best possible costing is provided into the pricing process and all possible options are considered bearing in mind the most competitive cost proposition for the given brief.* Provide timely well documented quotation recommendations to the commercial teams* Ensure delegation of authority in pricing decision making is respected before quotes go out to customers* Ensure proper formalisation on paper of quotes and all accompanying conditions to customers* Ensure proper filing of documentation on quotes and update of data in the McBride Systems* Maintain centralised log of all quotes and their status for use by Supply Chain and Commercial* Regularly report on status of LTA’s and Retro’s to the Finance Business Partner Business Unit* Perform regular post offer appraisals to check final outcome of offers made* Build visibility and profile within the Commercial team.* Proper briefings on requests for quotations* Proper and timely recommendations for quotes to commercial* Pricing decisions made within the boundaries of the delegation of authorities* Well maintained documentation on customer agreements* Well maintained pricing and conditions file on the McBride systems* Well maintained offer file* Well maintained post offer appraisal file* Well maintained accruals and reports on LTA’s and Retros

Essentail Competencies & Qualifications Required

* Part qualified or newly qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) preferred and committed to achieving qualification and ongoing PQE. * A degree or above in a numerical or business discipline essential (2:1 preferred).* Fluent in French and English languages essential* Willing to spend at least 3 months in Belgium on commencement of the role* Experience of Product Costing and Commercial Finance within FMCG environment required* Highly analytical with a strong level of attention to detail.* Able to demonstrate good time management and organisation skills.* Able to clearly communicate financial data to both finance and non finance colleagues.* A strong team player with a commitment to delivering a high level of internal customer service.* Confident and able to withstand challenge. * Able to present information in a simple, meaningful format* Highly computer literate including experience of a fully integrated ERP system (preferably SAP) and highly proficient in Excel & Powerpoint.* Always accurate with excellent attention to detail.* Proactive and always looking to challenge and improve processes.* Ability to influence others * Organised and can prioritise and enjoys working to deadlines. Can work under pressure.* Takes a personal responsibility for the co-ordination of activities and plans to ensure the completion of projects/tasks within defined time scales.* Experience of sales and margin analysis.

In addition to the above you must be flexible in travelling from various sites within Europe on the odd occassion. If you would like further information on the above role please send me your CV to wayne.caunce@search.co.uk or call 0161 835 8625 for a confidential chat

Job added on 06-07-2014