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Pricing Assistant

Company: Johnstone Supply LLC
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Johnstone Supply, North Americas leading wholesale distributor of HVACR equipment, parts, and supplies has a great opportunity for a Pricing Assistant to join our team. Over the last seven decades Johnstone has grown into the industry leader with over 450 distributor branches and 6 distribution centers throughout North America resulting in over $3 billion in annual sales. We work with some of the largest companies in the world, including Daikin/Goodman, Honeywell, Emerson, Johnson Controls, Google and Fujitsu, to provide contractors with world class products, technical expertise and quality service.As a member of the Product Management Team, the Pricing Assistant is responsible for creating and maintaining product and pricing information in internal databases to support locally sourced, special order, and stock-numbered products; and supports efforts to improve, simplify and standardized department processes and procedures.Position responsibilities:

  • Collects and maintains accurate and timely product and pricing information for product lines in all internal databases, transmissions and files.
  • Runs pivot table, data warehouse, and defined SQL reports to assist product management, suppliers, and distributors with accurate and timely information.
  • Creates and maintains accurate and consistent Distributor Partner communications related to product, price, and suppliers across all media and systems.
  • Ensures product, supplier and pricing changes, additions, or deletions are effectively communicated to Distributor Partners, Suppliers, Distribution Centers, and stakeholders within the Corporate Office by writing bulletins following company guidelines; uploading information; talking to stakeholders and writing informative emails.
  • Resolves price discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information such as order parameters, purchase orders and invoicing. Instructs Accounts Payable, Dropship or Warehouse personnel of corrective action to take. Ensures discrepancies caused by inaccurate information are corrected in the system.
  • Makes changes in existing product specifications, such as pricing changes or discontinued items. Ensures that changes are documented, filed, and communicated to all stakeholders (i.e. distributors, Advertising, and Accounts Payable). Completes files and forwards necessary paperwork.
  • Provides customer service to distributors and internal stakeholders by supplying information on products, pricing, or directing them to other resources.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Product Management department and Suppliers, distributors and other internal departments (Advertising, Distribution Centers, and Accounts Payable). Maintains timely, accurate communications with all stakeholders involved in a particular issue.
  • Assists with the collection of data for new vendors and products by emailing vendor contacts with spreadsheet template to enter new data; timely review completed vendor information for completeness and accuracy, follow-up with vendor as needed.
  • Updates and maintains all necessary product marketing and supplier information, including copy, artwork and other digital assets. Proofread flyers, bulletins, department correspondence, catalog ads, and product or Supplier paperwork for completeness and accuracy.
  • Maintains and updates a regional database of market intelligence by collecting and formatting data regarding market conditions, pricing and purchasing history. Assesses product performance and provide complete information for decision-making purposes.Position requirements:
    • Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; at least 2 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access/SQL, PowerPoint, SharePoint) and other software and systems, including: Data Warehouse, Product Information Management systems, ERP, Pricing, Johnstone Cross Reference.
    • Ability to pay attention to details, especially with numerical data (number recognition) and proofreading.
    • Ability to develop and use systems for organizing and keeping track of information.
    • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as basic algebra.
    • Ability to use a variety of tools in conducting market research, such as knowledgeable individuals, the Internet, and competitor or industry publications.
    • Ability to demonstrate considerable tact and diplomacy in dealing with others.
    • Ability to listen, interpret, and meet the needs of others, diagnosing and rectifying problems.
    • Skill in communicating with others to obtain information or assistance from them in a timely manner.
    • Ability to interface with both internal and external stake holders in communicating information.Johnstone Supply is strongly interested in hiring a great candidate that exhibits work behaviors & values that are conducive to building and maintaining a strong and effective company culture. These behaviors include:
      • Customer Focused: Taking the perspective of who we serve into everything we do, anticipating their needs, and responding quickly.
      • Own It: Focus on the goal and show initiative, with a sense of urgency and pride in doing things right the first time.
      • One Team: We win together, with everyone playing their role and leveraging the strengths of the team.
      • Innovate: Embracing and creating positive change to continuously improve and developing competitive, valuable solutions.
      • Engage: Seek out and share information to make sure everyone is fully informed and aware of what they need to know to succeed.Johnstone offers a competitive wage and benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401(k) with company match, and PTO after 90 days. Our commitment to continuous improvement & investment in our people is only matched by our commitment to superior customer experience. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, apply now.Visit our website https://www.johnstonesupply.com/our-history for more information about our growing company.EOE & E-Verify Participating Employer.

Keywords: Johnstone Supply LLC, Portland , Pricing Assistant, Other , Portland, Oregon

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