Pricing and Purchasing Analyst

Position Title: Pricing and Purchasing Analyst

Department: Accounting

Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Senior Accountant

Installation Made Easy (“IME”) provides software and process management that enable retailers and contractors to offer installed home improvements to homeowners in a convenient, consistent, and affordable manner. IME senior management has over 100 years of retail management and home improvement industry experience.

The Pricing and Purchasing Analyst position is responsible for assisting in the setup of home improvement programs within IME’s software platform, as well as ongoing support and maintenance of existing programs. This Analyst will interact with all departments within the company, including Accounting, Software Development, Business Development, Project Management, Operations as well as with Executive Management. Additionally, the Analyst will have the potential to interact with Retailer and Manufacturer representatives and third-party vendors.

An ideal candidate for this role will be able be independently motivated, diligent with details, and precise in their work. The candidate must be able to work independently in a remote environment. Accuracy is a requirement, not an option. Furthermore, the candidate must have the ability to understand a process from beginning to end, ask questions, and think through obscure situations.

Essential Functions:

•Immerse one’s self in company’s proprietary enterprise software and gain understanding of downstream impact of pricing and promotions, including impact on end customers, accounting, vendor payment, and third-party integrations

•Review retail price and cost data provided by Fortune 50 retailers and home improvement contractors to ensure accuracy and completeness, including reasonability of retail and margins

oUtilize strong excel skills and ability to manipulate large amounts of data accurately

oLearn and understand each home improvement program / category to ensure ability to apply judgment and identify errors

•Enter and maintain retail price and cost data within enterprise software

oDemonstrate understanding of impact of responsibilities and a sense of urgency in turn-around time for changes

•Enter and maintain promotions within enterprise software

oLearn and understand the various intricacies of promotions to include type, financial participation, stacking, product and labor applicability and the configuration of each within the enterprise software

•Proactively inform other departments of promotions before effective dates through maintenance of promotion calendar and clearly and concisely written email communications

•Create and implement consistent processes for reviewing, entering, and maintaining pricing and promotions within enterprise software to include intake of requests, change log, and approvals

•Daily, initiate vendor product orders, cancellations, and make payment upon receipt of customer home improvement sale contracts

o Ensure vendor pricing matches cost within enterprise software and research /escalate if there is a mismatch

o Investigate order discrepancies and handle ordering questions/issues.

•Assist accounting department in the testing of new home improvement program / category setup within enterprise software

oIdentify issues, submit software development bug tickets, and shepherd to resolution

•Perform other duties as required.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.

•High level attention to detail.

•Required Skills for position

oDetail Oriented – ensure all product SKUs are updated correctly

oUrgency – understand the urgency of tasks given and the downstream impact of not acting accordingly to outstanding pricing issues/adjustments

oMicrosoft Excel – have medium to advance level of excel experience and ability to work with large amounts of data and be able to cross check information using sumifs, xlookups, etc.

oOwnership – be able to take ownership of work completed

oPerceptive – be perceptive of changes made and why they are made so you are a master of your area

oInitiative – take initiative to research and resolve issues found

oMotivation to Learn – always seek out instances to learn more about the company, our system, and programs to ensure pricing/product is completed correctly.

Physical Requirements:

•Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

•Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.

Benefits

•100% remote work environment

•Employer provided equipment.

•Medical, dental, and vision insurance

oHealth savings plan includes employer contribution to health savings account.

•Medical and dental flexible spending accounts

•Company paid basic life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.

•401K plan with employer match

oCompany matches 100% of the first 4% of salary deferrals.

oAll contributions, including employer contributions, are 100% vested immediately.

•Employee discount program for Electronics, Groceries, Travel, Entertainment, and more

•Employee assistance program

•Pay on demand.

•Critical illness, hospital indemnity, group accident, and legal insurance

•Paid time off.