Advisor, Strategic Pricing

OptiFreight® Logistics is a full-service freight management provider dedicated to reducing both inbound and outbound direct freight costs. 

This role is a critical member of the Pricing & Deal Management team. This role impacts pricing and ultimately the profitability of the business segment.  It is a cross-functional role that provides insight into all operations of the business.  This role also leads the development and reporting of critical business KPIs.

What Data Analytics contributes to Cardinal Health

Data Analytics is responsible for understanding, preparing, processing and analyzing data to make the data valuable and useful for operational and/or decision making purposes. Data Analytics may need to team with either Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Data Governance positions to create highly useful information.

  • Uses knowledge of business objectives, strategies, and needs to identify opportunities where data can be leveraged to achieve the desired business benefits.
  • Has an understanding of current data context, processes and availability, and how current data processes and existing data can be leveraged to achieve the desired benefits.
  • Prepares and analyzes data.  This can include: locating, profiling, cleansing, extracting, mapping, importing, transforming, validating or modeling.
  • Applies query, data exploration and transformation, basic statistical methods and visualization techniques to create business insights or improve data quality.
  • Performs validation and testing to confirm the accuracy of the information created.
  • Interprets results of analyses, identifies trends and issues, and develops recommendations to support business objectives.
  • Communicates complex information so that it is easy to understand and influences other to take action based on the useful information provided.
  • Implements and maintains decision support or master data management solutions.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the overall pricing strategy for all aspects of the OptiFreight business
  • Develop and maintain complex models and dashboards and report results to leadership
  • Determine and explain impacts to profitability due to new strategic initiatives or contract changes
  • Audit and correct customer invoicing and Pricing
  • Support sales and sales leadership with
    • Developing strategic pricing plans and understand their impact to the marketplace
    • Customer Price Quotes
    • Large Pricing Analytics for potential customer savings
    • Responding to Large RFP’s
    • Financial Modeling of Large Customers or GPO
  • Operational support with
    • Buy rate analytics
    • Financial Modeling of potential buy rate offerings
  • Provide insight and requirements during EIT projects where new reporting or changes to pricing software is required
  • Mentor cross-functional business analysis staff and hold a key role within the OptiFreight Community of Practice

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years experience in related field preferred
  • Hands on analytical tool skills preferred
  • Experience developing creative and innovative analytical insights with high business value preferred
  • Strong communication skills preferred
  • Possess strong technical skills in the following areas:
    • Microsoft Excel – Expert-Intermediate level
    • Data Querying (SQL, BOXI, etc…) – Expert-Intermediate level
    • Report Development/Modeling – Expert-Intermediate level
    • Microsoft Powerpoint – Intermediate level
    • Dashboarding software – Intermediate level