Pricing Analyst in Northlake at The Custom Companies Inc

Date Posted: 7/21/2020

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Job Description

If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the transportation industry, want to be part of the fastest growing full service transportation company in the Chicagoland area and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic with excellent benefits, then we encourage you to apply!

Job Summary:

The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys data! We are looking for a candidate that can ensure delivery of excellent service through fast and accurate processing of customer rate requests and bid processing. The Pricing Analyst is responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing pricing strategies through analysis. The position also provides ongoing analysis of lane and customer shipping volumes to monitor and determine the effectiveness and profitability of pricing strategies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Sales leadership and Finance to develop, implement and effectively analyze, price and respond to bid requests.
  • Analyze and comprehend truckload, LTL, and expedited markets and how different factors play a role in establishing rates.
  • Leverage internal and external data sources to evaluate current market trends/rates, implement these sources into processes for making sound business decisions regarding customer pricing.  
  • Design and implement data analytic tools and processes.
  • Prepare summaries of pricing for internal discussions and negotiations. Explain pricing and financials to internal teams and senior management.
  • Analyze large sets if data from multiple sources and system tools.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years' experience in a related field or industry such as a 3PL.
  • Highly proficient in Excel (VBA Macros)
  • Bachelor's Degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strength in project management and being able to meet strict deadlines.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possessing an understanding of transportation and logistics and what strategies align with our business model.
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of pricing projects.
  • Effective communication skills with demonstrated experience presenting data cross-functionally.
  • Strong analytic and research skills.

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