Placement

North West

The Purchase Price Analyst has an important role to deliver, not just within our Business Insight & Pricing team, but feeding into Product and Category Management and Supplier Business Management departments.

The position requires exceptional detail orientation, analytical and logical thinking skills – involves receiving a huge variety of purchase price data from hundreds of global suppliers. Your role is to translate these price files into a pre-defined, standardised format, suitable for the consumption of teams across the organisation.

You will assess the financial impact of changes in pricing; using data and commercial analysis skills to understand the implications and predict the outcome of pricing fluctuations, change or anomalies. You’ll use a pragmatic approach and excellent communication skills to share pertinent findings and insight with stakeholders within the Business Insight and Pricing Team.
The position involves stringent data-inputting to measured time-scales, analysing this data, and identifying and assessing commercial implications. You will, on mass, translate this data into a digestible format and co-ordinate with our Supplier Business Management team, for any negotiation or conversations required with suppliers.

Requirements

We’re looking for you to have advanced Excel skills, including proficiency with pivot tables and V-Look ups in order to manipulate large quantities of complex data into acceptable formats. We’re looking for a consistent approach to the processing of large amounts of purchase price data, meeting defined targets in a responsible and autonomous way.

We’re hoping for you to bring a pragmatic and commercial approach, to advise colleagues of what purchase price data could mean for the organisation. We’d hope that you would, in time, bring your problem-solving and logical thinking skills to suggest the best commercial actions to take.

What you can expect

  • Enhancing your advanced skills in both Microsoft Excel and SQL within a real-world business critical environment
  • Developing an in-depth knowledge of Purchase Pricing in a digitally enabled, e-commerce organisation
  • Familiarising and mastering the use of enterprise-level software SAP in a role that is essential to our commercial operations
  • Continuous feedback from a friendly manager, including weekly catch-ups and quarterly development reviews
  • The opportunity to gain a holistic view of the e-commerce retail sector; from meeting suppliers alongside our Supplier Business Managers to learning what first-class Product Management looks like from our Category Management team
  • An induction and onboarding experience that includes working full time (Monday to Friday) in our exceptional Manchester City Centre Head Office for an initial period of 2 – 4 weeks, followed by hybrid remote working for the remainder of the placement (working from home three days per week and two days per week in the office)
  • A dedicated Buddy and / or Mentor: Both someone to connect with outside of your team and area of focus; plus your main point of contact in the Business Insight and Pricing team to guide and support you in the role
  • Spending time with each and every person in the Business Insight and Pricing team over the duration of placement; learning new skills from the experience of our diverse and expert team
  • The opportunity to experience working life in different departments across the organisation every month
  • Five Volunteering days over the course of a 12-month placement
  • A full hardware and software package prepared and ready for you on day one, including high specification laptop and system set-up, plus a big friendly welcome on our business and social communication channels

More Details

Apply by

11.07.2022

Locations

Manchester

Regions

North West

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