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Sr. Pricing Analyst

Function: Pricing
Location: SNA - NJ, Englewood, NJ US
Date posted: 2/19/2018 1:08:59 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1040115

Staples Advantage Background:

You already know Staples for our stores. What you might not know is that we are the world’s largest business products delivery company as well, serving everything from the 10 person office up to and including the Fortune 500 companies. As the B2B division of Staples, Staples Business Advantage works with companies to develop customized programs with specialized pricing, dedicated account management and a complete assortment of products and services at the lowest total delivered cost. Our commitment to serving customers is embodied in our brand promise: “We help businesses succeed.”

The Senior Pricing Analyst resides on a team supporting SBA’s Commercial and Enterprise portfolio. This associate must be a highly analytical thinker, data miner & expert problem solver.  The Senior Pricing Analyst is collaborative, highly organized, balances multiple projects, and easily adapts to a fast-paced environment where priorities often shift.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform research, analysis, and data mining services to assist business leaders in making decisions related to the effectiveness and financial impact of price strategy changes.
  • Develop methodology and reports that provide insight into the SBA C&E business, and recommend scalable plans & solutions that improve selling profits & shape demand.
  • Design, implement, and track customer specific and/or business unit profitability plans.
  • Manage strategic projects for the SBA C&E division and assist with major corporate initiatives.
  • Develop coding processes, procedures, and validation methods that ensure accuracy & consistency when retrieving & compiling data from multiple resources.
  • Lead strategy sessions with the relevant team members to develop pricing plans to retain customers and optimize sales. Develop specific offers that blend assortments, prices and deliver expected business results.
  • Recommend scalable solutions based on deep understanding of system functionality & limitations.
  • Recommend potential system enhancements to meet the changing needs to the business.
  • Assist Management with training and onboarding of new associates

We are looking for someone who is energized to make a difference and enjoys a role where they can be innovative and entrepreneurial.  Many of our recent projects are about enhancing processes and building efficiencies within current systems.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required (concentration in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a directly related field desirable)
  • Minimum 4-6 years previous work experience required (2-4 years’ related experience in B2B distribution environment or analytical work desirable)
  • Excellent statistical software skills including SAS, R, SQL and Alteryx
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite (Access/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook)
  • Excellent communication skills (in English), both oral and written
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial levers related to pricing
  • Ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment – adaptability
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task a must
  • Previous contract pricing experience in a B2B model preferred
  • CPP welcome

Additional Information 

***No sponsorship available for this position

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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