Senior Director, Pricing & Business Development in Mechanicsville, VA at Owens & Minor, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Establishes strategies and policies that drive profitable business growth including but not limited to directing work related to the analysis of business opportunities and of new markets and the advancement of pricing processes and methodologies through the integration of new tools and services, business intelligence and continuous process optimization.  Also responsible for developing and maintaining key business partnerships externally as well as with internal leadership teams in the effort to win and retain business.  Leads a core team of finance professionals responsible for working cross-functionally with business leaders to develop, evaluate and implement pricing strategies that help achieve business plan objectives of sales and profit growth and price competitiveness. 



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1.       Provides oversight to the development of pricing and profitability models in the effort to win/retain business while achieving the Companys financial goals.

2.       Directs the development of analytics, models and tools, guidelines and processes to enable timely and efficient pricing decisions.

3.       Continuously evaluates current pricing guidance methodologies, including customer segmentation analytics/modeling, and provides recommendations for improvements to advance our pricing and profitability goals.

4.       Conducts financial feasibility studies and develops proposals for new business opportunities.  Engages in contract negotiations, initiates and develops proposals and participates in deal closings.

5.       Recommends and implements effective processes, controls and reports to proactively monitor and manage potential margin deviations and business risk.

6.       Provides consultative pricing support across all business units.

7.       Leads market research and competitive intelligence gathering and makes recommendations regarding pricing policies.

8.       Leverages processes and technologies to drive improved accuracy and timeliness of pricing solutions.

9.       Builds, develops and leads a high-performing, engaged and motivated team.

10.   Participates in annual budget preparation process.

11.   Leads a team of finance professionals responsible for effectively partnering cross-functionally with leaders across all areas of the Company (including, but not limited to:  Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Legal, Customer Service, Category & Supplier Management) in order to develop and analyze customer business proposals that deliver profitable growth through effective pricing strategies.

SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
  2. Performs additional duties as directed.


Qualifications

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

         Bachelors degree in business, finance, marketing or related field, or equivalent work experience; MBA preferred.

         Minimum, twelve (12) years of experience in financial analysis and management, data analysis, pricing, strategy and team or project management

         Previous team supervisory experience, required including responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of staff.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES

         Proven leadership skills and the ability to positively influence others to achieve enterprise objectives

         Strong organizational, analytical, and motivational skills with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

         Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and an ability to develop relationships at the executive level

         Strong work ethic and possesses a can do attitude; ability to go beyond the call of duty and strive for stretch targets in their performance

         Goal driven with a strong desire to make a positive impact/difference

         Strong business acumen and a comfort interacting at all levels of the organization

         Proven leader who has conceptualized, proposed, and executed strategic projects in conjunction with senior leaders

         Ability to challenge conventional approaches and think outside the box



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