Pricing & Promotion Analyst in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

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Description:

SUMMARY

Working independently as well as under the guidance of the Director of Pricing & Promotions, the Pricing & Promotion Analyst will use quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze data from a variety of sources and use it to derive insights into pricing strategies and market trends. He or she will interact with his or her supervisor several times a week, perhaps daily, to receive guidance and feedback. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

  • Analyzes competitor pricing, market share and margins in order to gain a complete picture of effective pricing strategies
  • Uses statistical modeling methods to understand impact of various pricing strategies and their effect on revenue and margin
  • Work closely with marketing and merchandising teams to analyze return on investment (ROI) for existing promotions and optimize them to maximize sales or profitability depending on the strategy
  • Develop tools to manage and streamline analysis and other pricing processes
  • Presents findings to senior leaders, marketing teams, and merchants through weekly or monthly meetings.
  • Ability to translate complex data into actionable strategies and techniques to drive sales and enhance marketing efforts.
  • Executes price changes, SKU updates and changes for new, digital, and pre-owned/ trade merchandise
  • Manage relationships in a manner acceptable to others and to the organization; adhere consistently with all organizational policies related to our respectful workplace
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams and vendors within and outside of his or her function to achieve goals, simply processes, reduce costs, prevent loss, and to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, and on time
  • Model the behaviors expected of all GME associates including a drive for results with a clear bias for action; high levels of maturity and professionalism; giving, receiving and responding to feedback effectively; a high service orientation; and clear commitments to diversity, inclusion, a respectful workplace, and integrity
  • Model team commitment by meeting deadlines; and by being cooperative, collaborative, and flexible
  • Drive outstanding business results through traditional management functions including sourcing and selecting talent, coaching and development, workforce and project scheduling, performance assessment, and general talent planning

RELATED COMPETENCIES

  • Decision Making - Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Performance Improvement - Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives by setting performance objectives, providing regular coaching and feedback, creating a learning environment, driving for results, tracking and evaluating performance, and creating relevant performance development plans with others
  • Building Trusting Working Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships

    with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions

BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)

  • 2 or more years of related experience preferred; closely related work experience maybe used as a substitute
  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree with a related field such as; merchandising, marketing, business administration or related field; at least two years of additional related work experience may be considered in substitution

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Proficient knowledge of writing formulas and creating flexible, detailed, accurate spreadsheets
  • Proficient analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient quantitative analysis, financial analysis, and sales forecasting skills
  • Proficient vendor or external partner management
  • Proficient relationship building skills, including the capacity to predict and manage behavior, build and leverage cross-functional partnerships within and outside of the organization, and leverage influential leadership
  • Ability to recognize discrepancies/errors in written/recorded data/information including the ability to initiate and respond to work errors in a professional manner, working collaboratively and cooperatively with others
  • Working presentation skills to effectively present information to an audience of varying responsibility within the company
  • Proficient ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing priorities with promptness, efficiency and ease
  • Proficient business analysis skills, including the ability to gather, organize, and interpret large amounts of data and then make actionable, sustainable business recommendations based upon those analyses
  • Proficient knowledge of Windows-based business computers and Microsoft Office programs; specifically, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project and Word
  • Expert ability to work under demanding time constraints and production goals
  • Proficient project planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities
  • Expert ability to model consistently GME’s commitment to a respectful, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment
  • Consistently demonstrates a commitment to GME policies and procedures, including but not limited to, attendance, confidentiality, conflict of interest, and ethical responsibilities