Category Pricing Analyst

  • Job Reference: 133642
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: Willenhall
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Data and Analytics
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Category Pricing Analyst

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our growing Pricing Team as a Category Pricing Analyst, working within our Proposition Department. We’re after someone who is proactive, motivated and passionate about their role, whilst offering excellent service and standards to our customers.

Responsible for your own categories, you will work closely with our trading team to ensure your category’s application of our pricing strategy. While supporting the Pricing Manager in the development & deployment of our pricing strategy across our business divisions.

You will be a data expert, using data from multiple sources to; model the impact of proposed pricing activity, give clarity on our pricing position against the market whilst monitoring the impact of price changes on sales & profitability. Using this data to identify opportunities increase sales & margin though price change or optimisations to price rule sets.

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned company in the UK. This forward-thinking family-owned business began life in 1917 as a counter-service grocery store and has grown from these humble beginnings into a company that now owns 280 SPAR Convenience Stores and employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover of £1.1 billion. As one of the largest 36convenience retailers in the UK, we are always looking for innovative ways to create a point of difference. Food and drink have always been the lifeblood of A.F. Blakemore and the business now entails retail, wholesale distribution, foodservice, logistics, specialist foods and shop fitting divisions.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintenance of our pricing tool, ensuring accuracy & stability of data.
  • Use competitor pricing data to give a clear and concise overview of our current position & customers perception of price.
  • Ongoing analysis of sales & margin performance, using credible insights & data to make recommendations, highlighting opportunities and potential problem areas for the business.
  • Understand the impact of price changes on customer, performance & wider business metrics.
  • Analyse promotional activity in your categories, using learnings to develop & refine future activity.
  • Understand our customers behaviours to drive consumer led thinking and decision making within the business.
  • Support stakeholders across the business as the ‘Go To’ expert for all pricing matters in your area.

Some Key requirements

  • Ideal candidate will have experience in a similar pricing role with experience handling and interpreting complex data sets into actionable insights
  • Previous experience in a retail business, multi-channel exposure is a benefit
  • Experience using Power BI is desirable
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Strong analytical skillset & commercially aware
  • Strong communicator
  • Good problem solver, willing to look for new ways of working to improve output & overcome challenges

What’s in it for you?

  • Develop your skills and capability in a highly supportive and multi-diverse culture
  • Outstanding Training & Development
  • Gain hands-on experience in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Excellent benefits package

Please download the job description for more information.

Location: Willenhall (West Midlands) or Talbot Green (South Wales)
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Staff Discount, Company Pension Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, Additional Holidays, Long Service Awards, Cycle to Work Scheme, Life Cover, Employee Volunteering opportunities

You may also have experience in the following: Pricing Analyst, Junior Pricing Analyst, Business and Pricing Analyst, Business Analyst, Pricing Analysis, Data Analyst, Data Analysis, Performance Analyst, Product & Pricing Analyst, Retail, Retail Analyst, Finance Analyst, Forecasting Analyst, Graduate etc.

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