Smithfield Foods

Financial Analyst - Pricing

ID
2017-7103
US-IL-Lisle
Category
Accounting & Finance
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt
Shift
Corporate - Day Shift

Overview

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

 

Creates, maintains and inputs pricing data into the price and discount management system. Processes customer price adjustments, discounts, promotions and other items that impact cost and margin. Works closely with sales, business development and other departments to ensure products carry the correct pricing per terms with customers, promotions and other items that impact pricing; resolves customer expected pricing discrepancies to prevent errors. Other responsibilities include: communication of pricing information/issues, coverage of pricing help line and maintenance of the pricing system and processes.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  1. Maintains all aspects of pricing, ensuring that the company business goals of growth, market share, profitability and customer satisfaction are met.
  2. Manages the daily, weekly and monthly administrative functions required to support and validate the pricing structure.
  3. Coordinates and maintains all Special Pricing programs and agreements.
  4. Manages key customer account pricing for accuracy and provides quarterly overviews of the account(s).
  5. Maintains pricing on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis, dependent upon the account schedule.
  6. Manages the cost-pricing updates from Category Managers and ensures SAP is maintained in a manner to support the financial team, completing updates as necessary. Communicates the National Price List approval to Business Managers, including setting up price lists variants and price update variants. Partners with IT to automate the price updates and delivery of price lists.
  7. Collaborates with Customer Service and business development management to ensure all system parameters are updated and reflecting accurate pricing at all times.
  8. Reviews and validates Blacksmith programs as it relates to invoice pricing.
  9. Provides pricing activities to Accounting, Sales and Customer Service, by working with Business Development management and the Financial Planning team.
  10. Trains Customer Service, Sales, customers and others to understand Pricing Structures. Investigates pricing issues for Deductions, Sales and customers.
  11. Provides analysis to ensure competitive and acceptable pricing levels and conformity to company pricing standards.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field and 3+ years of experience and/or training; required.
  • 2+ years’ prior experience in manufacturing and/or consumer packaged goods, preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office’s Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Strong analytical and variance analysis skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with internal departments and external vendors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of database management.
  • Understanding of systems integration for moving data from one system to another.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Corporate working environment.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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