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Pricing Analyst 2

LSC Communications
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
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Estimate total costs of printing and/or binding magazines, pamphlets, periodicals, books, and other variable printed matter based on job specifications that are primarily unique/moderately complex and occasionally may be routine/repeat opportunities. Prepare competitive pricing estimates for Sales to close new/existing business opportunities and retain existing customer base. Work with Customers, Sales and Legal on preparation of Contracts for work. Apply knowledge of print manufacturing to make determinations on best manufacturing methods to produce customer products efficiently while maintaining high quality standards and meeting revenue forecasts for work.
  • Prepare comprehensive pricing models for a mix of moderately complex and occasionally complex bid proposals. Examine customer specifications, sketches, and/or sample layouts, and calculates unit and production costs considering factors such as size and number of sheets or pages, paper stock requirements, binding operations, halftones, number and units of colors, and quality of finished product, labor and material pricing, so as to determine cost effective and competitive price.
  • Prepares timely, accurate, and detailed cost estimates for printing jobs by determining the most economical method of manufacturing while considering production capacity and equipment across platforms. Routinely provide multiple pricing options and scenarios to Sales by comparing different methods of manufacturing, materials, materials sizes etc to deliver pricing options to Sales.
  • Work with Sales and operations to develop competitive price strategy to win prospective and ongoing deals from customers. Confer with Sales and Operations on long term work/ multi-year deals to build pricing models/forecasts.
  • Work with operations on new or unique opportunities to ensure projects can be produced in house. Provide recommendations from a pricing perspective to how a product can be created or manufactured.
  • Performs financial analyses, including forecasts, projections, and historical assessments on multi-year deals.
  • Facilitates the management approvals required for price levels and contract terms.
  • Facilitates communication among management, sales, and plant staffs regarding contract and price.
  • May be responsible for compiling and preparing customer contracts working with legal and updating and appending price schedules and contract terms.
  • In consultation with sales, may leverage the use of incentives to close competitive deals. Maintain knowledge of market competitive pricing and factor in the market when developing pricing strategy and recommendations.
  • Functions as plant and management resource on general pricing and contract issues.
  • Determine the need to engage outside vendors to produce work and work with external vendors to negotiate pricing and/or timelines.
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
Position Specific Details:
  • This is a position for working from home.
  • We are looking for someone with a strong mail background and is familiar with BCC software and mail.db applications.
  • Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 3-5 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of products, designs, manufacturing processes, and procedures.
  • Able to demonstrates ability to solve somewhat more complex problems by analyzing variables and applying appropriate solutions learned through experience and proficiency in understanding the job. Must be able to recognize anomalies and critical situations and respond appropriately.
  • Must be able to communicate and interact with a variety of internal/external customers and/or co-workers at level of detail required to resolve issues of moderate complexity.
  • Able to apply strong functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows, MAC, or other technical tools in completing assignments. May require knowledge of or ability to quickly learn specialized software to complete work assignments. Able to demonstrate continued expertise in the primary tools or applications used in completing daily work assignments.
  • Requires very good communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand.
  • Must be able to proactively listen to others to understand issues and situations. Must be able to clearly articulate business needs to both internal and external customers.

With a rich history of industry experience, innovative solutions and service reliability, LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. Its traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world. With advanced technology and a consultative approach, LSC's supply chain solutions meet the needs of each business by getting their content into the right hands as efficiently as possible.

Learn more about how we bring great stories to life by visiting www.lsccom.com

LSC Communications is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state or local law.

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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