Pricing Data Science Manager

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

ricing Data Science Manager Work Mode Hybrid LocationHybrid at Kohler, WI Opportunity Build and lead our next-generation Data Science / Data Analytics capability to drive business value. Responsible for driving strategic pricing decisions by providing support to Finance, Sales, Product Marketing & Channel teams. This position is responsible for analyzing data, developing insights and providing optimization recommendations. Specific Responsibilities Conduct competitive product value proposition & analyses to help product managers set target prices and pricing corridors that maximize value capture throughout the lifecycle of products. Create tools for the field to communicate economic benefits to customers (i.e., value calculators) Assessing pricing behavior through (i.e., elasticity, response curves, customer/product segmentation) and yield management (i.e., profit maximization models, forecasting techniques) including geo-mapping. Analyze product range and promotion performance to determine optimal assortments and opportunities to maximize return on investment. Provides specific recommendations to Product Managers (depth of discount, item selection) on key promotional executions, based upon post event analytics and forward looking competitive and company intelligence. Identify current sources of margin leakage across product lines and regions by developing price realization metrics and discounts; conduct root cause analyses to identify major sources of leakage. Collaborate with Product Management, Field Sales, Downstream Marketing, and Finance (e.g., analytic, and business-case development support) on new pricing initiatives outside current operating practices to capture untapped customer/product segments. Continuously drive best-in-class pricing practices adoption based on global insight, customer segmentation, external community of pricing peers and experts. Build data science and advanced analytics solutions and provide insights in consumer and market knowledge, guided by a broader understanding of consumer, customer, and channel insights as a strategic competency across KBNA. Skills/Requirements Excellent analytic skills to design and execute multiple complex analyses and visual dashboards on PowerBI, Tableau (e.g., regression analysis, scatter plot analysis) to facilitate the development and evaluation of pricing guidelines. Ability to position product/solutions to capture the economic value it creates for customers. Strong ability to develop and interpret standard financial analyses (e.g., NPV, ROI, and break-even, gross margin) to inform discussions with regional sales, and marketing organizations. Knowledge of standard tools, especially Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Visualization Tools such as PowerBI, Tableau or Qlikview, SQL databases and advanced analytics techniques used in Price/Promotion Model building and the development of pricing/promotion guidelines. Experience or passion to learn Phyton, R, and geo-spatial analytics optimization. Highly preferred knowledge and experience using machine learning algorithms/techniques (decision trees, random forest, deep learning, etc.) Good verbal and written communication skills to be able to convey the impact of monitoring and measured effectiveness of pricing initiatives to major stakeholders and senior leadership. Ability to apply Lean techniques like Problem Solving Process, Root Cause Analysis and Counter Measure. #LI-SC2 #LI-Hybrid Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $104,850 - $133,550. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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