Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

  • Retail Pricing Analyst

    Employee Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Degree Preferred
    Graduate Degree
    Requisition ID
    2019-172300
    Posted Date
    11/14/2019
    Location
    US-TN-Nashville
    Zip Code
    37201
    Functional Area
    Marketing
    Category
    Pricing
  • Overview

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company. Bridgestone Americas and its subsidiaries develop, manufacture and market a wide range of Bridgestone, Firestone and associate brand tires to address the needs of a broad range of customers, including consumers, automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, and those in the agricultural, forestry and mining industries. 

    The companies are also engaged in retreading operations throughout the Western Hemisphere and produce air springs, roofing materials, and industrial fibers and textiles. The Bridgestone Americas family of companies also operates the world’s largest chain of automotive tire and service centers. 

     
    Guided by its global corporate social responsibility (CSR), commitment Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone embraces its responsibility as a global leader by striving to improve the way people move, live, work and play.

    Position Summary

    The Retail Pricing Analyst will support the BSRO business units to enable execution of pricing and promotional strategies through high impact financial analysis to drive operational excellence by innovating pricing processes and supporting pricing/promotions initiatives.   This role will also communicate effectively on multiple levels, using highly technical language with other Analysts and translating technical results clearly and effectively for Director-Level teammates.

     

    This position will partner with category managers, merchandising and other key function decisions makers to provide in depth strategic pricing analysis and robust insights/analyses/guidance to drive and deliver executional pricing excellence resulting in organizational confidence in customer pricing. 

    Responsibilities

    Essential Job Functions:   

    • Leverage internal tools and systems capabilities to build, monitor and report outcomes on high impact analytical tools/dashboards/reporting packages to model best practice solutions
    • Become key SME and advisor for current software and data solutions for pricing advanced analytics and reporting
    • Partner with category managers on pricing decisions and recommendations through providing the required analysis, insights and prioritization required to drive data-based decisions that are consistent with the BSRO pricing strategic objectives
    • Provide Category Managers with relevant and timely insights into pricing implications of activity in the marketplace.
    • Report on Key Performance Indicators for the BSRO business, metrics and data analytics to provide repeatable, sustainable, actionable insights and accountability touch points for the business.
    • Establishing clear and measurable targets and goals for upcoming or recommended promotions and completing the required tracking in order to provide and report on promotion outcomes for their categories
    • Design, conduct and analyze required test-and-learns to support pricing and promotional activities and adjustments, including the required partnership with the analytics team and management of required communications and readouts required to drive data-driven decision making
    • Develop business reporting packages to guide/influence/drive strategic decisions

     

    Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Training & Development

    • Proven Business mindset with drive for continuous process improvement
    • Understanding of pricing/cost/margin decisions on company profitability
    • Strong organizational agility to enhance cross-functional communication and collaboration
    • Ability to communicate with all levels of organization
    • Must be a proficient storyteller able to explain complicated statistical analyses, techniques, and results to non-statistical audiences of Director-level Executives and below.
    • Ability to perform complex financial modeling with MS Excel, experience with Alteryx/Tableau preferred
    • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new or evolving pricing or financials tools and systems as required
    • Ability to derive statistically or data-driven insights from moderate data sets (<=100 variables) or analyses

    Other Essential Functions:   Execution of special projects as assigned                                       

    Reports To:    Senior Manager Pricing and promotions (BSRO)

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Marketing Business/Economics/Engineering or like field required
    • Automotive Aftermarket parts experience a plus
    • 4-6+ years in related job preferred

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Masters in Statistics or Math/MBA preferred

     

    Bridgestone is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. It is our policy to consider for employment all individuals regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

     

    Employment Eligibility

    If hired, a Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification must be completed at the start of employment. Temporary work authorization or the need for sponsorship may disqualify you from employment.

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