Whole Foods Market Global Pricing Analyst in Austin, Texas

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate—about great food, about the communities they live and work in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans—and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

Job Description:

The Pricing Analyst is responsible for developing and maintaining analytical pricing direction for a group of categories using statistical software and analysis.

More specifically, the Pricing Analyst will directly support the Purchasing Category Managers with pricing analytics. Day-to-day duties will include using software to recommend and manage pricing for a set of categories. Outside of the main pricing software duties, we need someone capable of developing insights using advanced reporting and statistical analytics skills. For example - using Microstrategy and SQL to pull and merge a complex data set from internal and external sources, applying linear regression (or another appropriate technique) to gain insight, and using Tableau to create a visualization that clearly shows what we’ve learned. Other examples might be creating a classification model to identify known value items that require competitive matches, or time-series forecasting to identify items that are behaving abnormally.


  • Pricing Strategy:

  • Collaborate with pricing and purchasing leadership to conceptualize business issues, develop data, and translate into appropriate lifecycle pricing strategies

  • Analytical Influence and Leadership:

  • Determine areas of business where innovative analytical solutions may be used to drive business growth, create analysis, and develop recommendations

  • Develop analytical presentations and communicate them to purchasing leadership

  • Category Analytics:

  • Communicate pricing trends and supporting analytics to pricing, merchandising, planning, and marketing

  • Create relevant category analytical tools/reports/dashboards that encompass pricing data in connection with consumer, customer, and competitor insights

  • Ongoing Price Management:

  • Manage, analyze, and recommend price changes for a group of categories

  • Evaluate effectiveness of pricing methods and rules. Identify opportunities and recommend refinements to pricing zones, competitive match levels, rounding rules, attribute premiums, and the like

  • Improve accuracy of forecast of financial impact of proposed price changes

  • Develop and utilize advanced pricing response models for strategic merchandising initiatives

  • This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive; may perform other duties as assigned or required


  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Analytical Business Specialty, or commensurate retail experience preferred

  • 3 years of experience in retail, analysis, and/or pricing preferred

  • Proficient in a wide range of analytical, quantitative, and statistical techniques and tools to derive insights from large, complex data environments

  • Advanced Excel skills required

  • Experience with SQL and database reporting preferred

  • Experience with statistical analysis software packages (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Stata) preferred

  • Experience with third-party pricing software preferred (Revionics, DemandTec, ClearDemand, or similar)

  • Excellent communication skills: listening, verbal, and written

  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills

  • Strong work ethic complemented with a positive, can-do attitude

About Us:

At Whole Foods Market, we empower our Team Members to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel. We mentor Team Members through education and on-the-job experience. As a result, we are able to fill a majority of leadership roles from our existing Team Member base. We also recognize that there are individuals with talent outside of Whole Foods Market, and have training programs to bring those new leaders into the company.

Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers.

We offer great benefits beginning with a full complement of medical and other traditional group health plan coverage, 401k plan, and a 20% discount at our stores. To learn more, apply your passion today.

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

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