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Dairy Farmers of America Optimization Pricing Analyst in Kansas City, Kansas

Position : Optimization Pricing Analyst

Location : Kansas City, Kansas

Requisition ID: : 12523

Collaborative in nature, this role will be responsible for generating pricing for finished goods across multiple product optimization groups. Integral in helping to establish margin targets for new and incremental sales volumes as well as managing quarterly, bi-annual, and annual pricing for existing customers. Work closely with other members of the Pricing team, Plant Operations and Procurement/Logistics to standardize cost accounting and drive financial reporting down to a Customer/SKU level for further analysis.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review price requests and work with Optimization to ensure assumptions align with required margin parameters

  • Leverage financial background to assist in standardizing costs and monthly cost rolls

  • Develop weekly price lists and margin targets in conjunction with Product Optimization, Finance Directors

  • Develop base COGS models to utilize in setting weekly price lists and margin targets and reviewing customer profitability

  • Ensure pricing models are updated with raw material, indirect costs and packaging pricing changes as determined by Procurement and Product Optimization

  • Collect and analyze insights from customers on pricing

  • Review all BOM/Recipe changes working to continually improve standard cost accuracy

  • Assist in gathering data for customer profitability analysis and pricing analysis

  • Analyzing and reporting on target margins by product group/customer classification

  • Provisioning of price quotes for new and existing business

  • Reviewing and challenging margins versus marketplace and providing commercial insight to maximize returns

  • Perform financial variance reporting in conjunction with Product Optimization teams

  • Participate in Product Group and Market Forecast meetings

  • Collaborate with Product Optimization teams to accomplish objectives of the product group.

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance

  • Advanced degree a plus

  • 1 year of experience (including internships) in a financial role requiring extensive standard cost analysis

  • FICO SAP experience preferred

  • Certification and/or License – None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of SAP costing and production planning

  • Emerging financial modeling skills

  • Knowledge of COPA

  • Able to demonstrate the technical and professional competence required to perform responsibilities and accomplish objectives

  • Able to provide timely, high quality, and comprehensive information that allows others to take action

  • Work to develop solid business judgment and decision-making skills

  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Collaborate effectively and foster good teamwork

  • Able to organize time, energy, and resources effectively to achieve goals (i.e., organizational skills)

  • Able to multi-task

  • Performance Driven - pro-active in seeking solutions, demonstrate a sense of urgency, push self and others for results, seek continuous improvement in job related areas and self-development

  • Accountable - accept responsibility for actions and decisions, both success and failure; inspire others and promote a team environment; consider impact of actions and decisions on employees/co-workers/customers

  • Innovative - demonstrate critical thinking and analysis

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer