Whole Foods Market Senior 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.
The Senior Pricing Analyst is responsible for advancing the pricing analytics function at Whole Foods Market and developing and maintaining analytical pricing direction for a group of categories using statistical software and analysis. A key differentiator for this Senior-Level position is a clear understanding and ability to communicate the strategic role of pricing in attaining organizational goals.
More specifically, the Senior Pricing Analyst will directly support the Purchasing Category Managers with pricing analytics. Day-to-day duties will include influencing the design and development of our Pricing Engine Software and using that software to recommend and manage pricing for a set of categories. We also need someone capable of developing insights using advanced reporting and statistical analytics. 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.
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
Educate and influence business partners to improve understanding/reliance on advanced analytics
Develop analytical presentations and communicate them to purchasing leadership
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
6 of more years of experience in retail, analysis, and/or pricing
Proficient in a wide range of analytical, quantitative, and statistical techniques and tools to derive insights from large, complex data environments
Experience with statistical analysis software packages (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Stata) a plus
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
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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