Project Coordinator & Pricing Analyst

The Judge Group

Job Description

Location: Lincolnshire, IL
Description: Our client is currently seeking a Project Coordinator & Pricing Analyst!

This job will have the following responsibilities:

  • The Pricing Analyst & Project Coordinator is responsible for two areas. The Pricing Analyst component is reviewing, recommending, maintaining and analyzing pricing for aftermarket parts. The Pricing Analyst also must perform competitive market analysis and benchmarking within the companies market segment. The Project Coordinator component is comprehensive project management of initiatives related to parts, purchasing and warehouse projects and is an integral member of the parts & distribution organization. Included, but not limited to the design, build, directing, organizing and controlling of various activities/projects. Within specific limits, makes independent decisions regarding the planning, organizing, and scheduling of the work involved. 
 Duties and Responsibilities 
• Analyze parts pricing to identify actionable opportunities for competitiveness, margin, and market growth 
• Analyze parts gross margin reports; evaluating positive and negative trends or pricing variances and make recommendations to management 
• Maintain Parts List Price file and recommend list pricing for new parts 
• Compile pricing intelligence and develop/maintain a process and database containing competitive pricing information 
• Review parts price bulletins and make price adjustment recommendations as needed 
• Analyze inbound shipping invoices for Freight, Duty and Fee errors 
• Attend meetings & communicate with related departments to identify core requirements for assigned projects 
•  Establish, design distributor KPI’s with the purpose to benchmark best practices. Set up follow up meetings and report to management.
• Assist in designing, organizing & implementing project objectives 
•  Prepare project organization and communication charts/spreadsheets. Track progress and work performed 
  Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information 
• Guide related team members to work through challenges and conflicts 
• Communicate ideas for improving company progress with a positive and constructive attitude 
•  Keep manager informed about project status and issues that may impact the project 
•Implement solutions to business objectives through configuration, documentation, or process improvements 
•Responsible for creating and compiling information for various reports and projects; analyze and make recommendations as appropriate 
•Support Director of Parts and Distribution Manager with information gathering, pricing updates, and other reports 
•Maintain various spreadsheets and other data records by extracting, combining, updating, and creating new spreadsheets 
•Document processes and update existing scripts 
•Manage special projects as assigned. 
•Maintain an organized and secure work environment 
•Support co-workers in other departments as needed 
•Inform Manager of all noteworthy activities 
•Follow safety guidelines and department and corporate policies and procedures Authority  

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
•Prior experience in parts operations, preferably with internal combustion engine 
•Knowledge of engine parts with some technical aptitude. 
•Understands business & cost accounting to be able to perform analysis for calculating gross margins 
•Ability to analyze large amounts of data with Excel. Pivot table skills helpful 
•Project management or coordinator skills with leadership ability 
•Ability to cope with working across a range of areas (IT, Finance, Sales, Logistics & Warehousing systems) in a busy commercial environment 
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to resolve conflicts, develop appropriate solutions to problems, and develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with vendors and co-workers 
•Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; be reliable and punctual 
•Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and meet deadlines, maintain a flexible attitude and approach towards assignments, and maintain level of organization in a changing and fast paced environment 
•Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal 
•Ability to comprehend an extensive variety of instructions, both oral and written 
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
•Strong problem solving skills and analytical skills; needs to be highly adaptive and creative 
•Working knowledge of word processing, presentation, and database applications 
•Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet applications 
•Advanced knowledge of SAP a plus 
•Ability to travel on an as needed basis, possibly overnight, often with last minute notice 

 Education and Training 
•Bachelor’s degree in business management, finance, economics, mathematics, or equivalent experience 
•2-3 years prior experience in competitive market or business analysis with aftermarket parts, pricing analysis and procedures 
•3-5 years experience in project management or coordinator role or related experience Physical Demands 
•Sitting for long periods of time with some walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching 
•Dexterity to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists 
•Movement by holding, turning, and grasping of objects 
•Reaching by extending hands in any direction 
•Ability to drive a car and travel by air 
•Ability to hear normal conversations on phone or in person 
•Ability to see more than 20 feet 
•Ability to see color and see/read computer screen 

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