BJ's Wholesale Club Sr Pricing Analytics Manager Job in Westborough-Home Office, Massachusetts
Sr Pricing Analytics Manager Job
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Date: Apr 29, 2021
Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581
Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 17 states from Maine to Florida.
While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.
If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you succeed.
The Pricing Analytics Senior Manager will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of BJ’s Pricing strategic priorities. Reporting directly to the VP of Pricing & Promotion Analytics (Ex-Bain & Co), in this is a highly visible role you will collaborate with senior leaders in merchandising, finance and marketing in the creation of our strategies and will also be responsible for ensuring they are executed, measured and optimized based upon the business’s objective.
We are looking for a leader with exceptional strategic acumen, strong quantitative aptitude and senior-level communication skills who will take a data-driven approach to problem solving: structuring the problem at hand, developing an analytical approach, turning data into insights and insights into concrete, implementable actions that impact our business. The Senior Manager will lead a small task force of pricing analysts to plan and execute our strategic priorities.
This opportunity is ideally suited for a highly-motivated general athlete (pricing experience is a plus but not required) with a background in Strategy Consulting, Strategic Business Planning, Private Equity or Pricing/Marketing Analytics.
If you thrive in an environment of constant intellectual challenge, collaborative problem solving, quantitative analysis, exposure to senior leadership and high-stakes strategic decision making, this opportunity is for you.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities
Collaborate with the VP of Pricing & Promo Analytics in the review of BJ’s Pricing Strategy
Lead a team of analysts to execute on the key workstreams of BJ’s Pricing Strategy review
Lead the redesign of BJ’s markdowns process, including deployment of new technology/tools
Engage with external partners in the selection/deployment process of technology solutions as required
Support the development of the appropriate processes, measurement and tracking for the execution of our Pricing and Markdowns strategies
Conduct ad-hoc/special projects to support merchandising, finance or marketing
Proactively identify future strategic opportunities in the Pricing area
Help develop competitive pricing intelligence for senior leadership
Identify and clearly frame problems/questions to be answered and socialize them with senior leadership, capturing their input
Develop clear problem-solving approaches to answering our strategic questions, turning them into concrete work-plans that can be executed against our deadlines
Perform zero-defect, world-class analysis
Develop impactful communication materials (ppt/word/email) for senior leadership, clearly articulating the problem at hand, the insights from the work, the proposed solution and next steps
Present confidently in meetings with senior leadership, turning meetings into collaborative working sessions that advance our strategic objectives
Maintain a collaborative working relationship with the Pricing & Promo Analytics team as well as with other stakeholders in Enterprise Analytics, Merchandising, Finance and Marketing
Coach and develop a team of direct reports to ensure their career development
Disseminate best practices across the Pricing Analytics team
4-6 years of experience in Strategy Consulting or Private Equity or 6-10 years of experience in Strategic Business Planning, Pricing/Marketing Analytics
Demonstrated ability to frame and logically structure new or unfamiliar problems
Ability to learn quickly, becoming an expert in previously-unfamiliar topics (e.g. business concepts, analytical tools)
Developed business judgement to problem-solve effectively with a senior audience and recommend actionable solutions
Deep analytical skills and comfort with manipulating large data-sets
Proficiency in Excel, Alteryx or Access
Solid understanding of statistics and comfort with statistical software
Inquisitive mind: going beyond the immediate task at hand to identify implication, next steps or questioning the assumptions of the work / how we look at things
High motivation, with eagerness to run the extra mile to deliver world-class results
Very strong communication skills in Power-Point: ability to illustrate complex analysis and concepts in an easily accessible way that senior leadership can readily understand and act upon
Insight-orientation: ability to distill data analysis down to they key messages that matter
Advanced work-planning ability, managing work to deliver against tight deadlines
Flexibility and openness to reprioritizing work based on evolving strategic needs
Comfort with ambiguity
Experience in leading and developing a team of 1-3 direct reports
Leadership by example: we win as a team supporting each other and sharing information and our expertise with others
Collaborative working style: openness to different points of view, empathy and good listening skills to enable fruitful collaboration with our internal clients (Merchandising, Marketing, etc.)
Pricing experience is a plus
BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.