Junior Price Analyst- Houghton International, Inc. located in Norristown, PA

Job details:


The Junior Market Pricing Analyst is responsible for managing US and Canada product pricing data to ensure accurate, timely and efficient updating of data. This individual will generate pricing reports/analytics/tools and track profit improvement initiatives in an effort to monitor, control and/or improve pricing policies and profitability.


  • Customer / Pricing Data Maintenance
  • Responsible for Price Entry: U.S. and Canada for Fluidcare, International, National, PE and Book
  • Maintain/Publish Up-To-Date Book Price Lists for North America, Direct and Distributor
  • Publish and process Book Price Margin Report
  • Support Sales Representatives in pricing related sales activities
  • Efficiently process large volumes of data via MS Excel and JDE
  • Act as point of escalation to resolve price discrepancies both internally and externally
  • Manage and coordinate price updates and processes, analyze completeness and accuracy of price list information
  • Support pricing activities for acquisitions and integrations.
  • Provide new user training for pricing policies and tools.
  • Fluid Care Tier 2 Pricing
  • Update Pricing Daily in response to cost changes or NIRFS daily
  • Review margins for T1 & T2 prices monthly
  • Provide pricing quotes to site managers
  • Provide assistance to customer service during monthly close for Fluid Care billing issues
  • Create updated Fluid Care price lists quarterly
  • Work to improve efficiency of Tier 2 pricing activities

Pricing Process and Margin Improvement Projects

  • Participate in and drive pricing and margin process improvement projects, in collaboration with IT, Senior Market Pricing Analyst and Strategic Pricing Mgr. Initial projects include:
  • Drive tracking and completion of actions related to quarterly Low/Negative margin process
  • Track and drive compliance to the Lone Drum Policy
  • Conduct post launch review of PE profile (new DOA) at 3, 6 and 12 months compared to 12 month pre-launch profile
  • Participate in mapping and implementation of the to-be price change process
  • Lead IT project to automatically create book, distributor and customer price lists from JDE Margin Hold activity
  • Responsible for margin hold resolution, including for T2 Fluid Care items
  • CIP Training and Process Specialist
  • Document and maintain CIP tool / process, so it is accurate and up to date. Serve as the Super User (first line of support for end users). Develop and keep up to date End User Training materials
  • Conduct training sessions with Sales and Sales Management and ensure understanding and adoption


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferred in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Advanced to expert Microsoft Excel experience which includes building speadsheets and working with formulas.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented, critical attention to detail and accuracy required.
  • Very strong math skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

For more information, please contact Rhory Wright at Phone: +1 610.666.4071 • Fax: +1 610.666.4004 •Rhory.Wright@houghtonintl.com