The Parts Offer Team – Customer focused team players Parts Offer is a function within the European Service Market for Volvo Buses; our responsibility is to efficiently execute strategies to protect and grow parts sales, maximize profitability and increase customer satisfaction by securing that the parts offer is adapted to the customer’s changing needs. The function also has an important role in supporting markets within Business Unit Europe with the spare parts business.
You will be working in a dynamic environment, and you will be part of a great team that is passionate about creating customer value, finding new ways of working and making success together. For us diversity of experience, perspective and background help us forming a solid foundation for achieving great results. We value flexibility and work life balance and in return we ask for your commitment to make this happen. We take responsibility and grow in our roles, and this is where you come into the picture as we now are looking for a Pricing Manager to join our team to develop parts pricing and take it to the next level.
The mission – To lead and execute pricing and profitability strategies As Pricing Manager your primary responsibilities are to support and administrate pricing actions and develop pricing strategies for Volvo Bus unique parts and to monitor parts prices of common parts with Volvo Trucks, especially on parts with a volume advantage for VBC. You will manage both the current parts assortment but also take an active part in product launches securing parts pricing when the new parts hit the market and you will also be responsible for our gross price list of parts.
Together with your Product Manager colleagues you will define price logics and define value drivers to incorporate in your pricing strategies.
You will analyze and follow up on margin development and price realization to secure the prices are balanced to keep a profitable assortment in a price competitive market. Your strong business acumen along with your proactive can-do attitude means that you will grasp every possibility to identify growth and/or profitability potentials and based on facts, you will then take actions to see them materialize. As you grow into your role you will act as a subject matter expert in the parts pricing field and provide guidance and commercial support for colleagues in market companies in questions related to price positioning and value argumentation.
We believe you will bring value to the way of working with parts prices towards big fleet customers and for our unnumbered spare parts assortment. Occasionally you will be involved in work with some tenders together with the markets.
To be successful in the Pricing Manager role you need to thrive in a fast- paced environment and we believe you have proven ability to move swiftly between managing both hands-on and more strategic work.
Your experience and character – An analytical mindset with strong commercial thinking As a person we believe you challenge established ‘truths’ and you are full of energy for challenges and seize opportunities rather than see problems. This mindset means that you also have a passion for learning new things to help you grow and excel. We believe you are analytical and see data analysis as a tool to make your work easier. You make sure to deliver what you have promised and you like business and even more the possibility to create better business opportunities. You know that the devil is in the details, but you as you are used to handling large volumes of date you can prioritize what is important.
We believe you have a university degree in technical field or economy or a combination of education and related work experience. You are Excel-savvy and proficiency in PowerPoint is a must. As you will be working in an international environment, your communication skills in English are excellent, while skills in other languages are advantageous. This also puts requirements on your capabilities to work with international cross-functional teams and with multiple stakeholders – you are a good team player. It goes without saying that you are great at communication!
Knowledge and understanding of automotive service market operations is beneficial and it is a big plus if you have relevant experience in pricing and from IPPM or other pricing systems. As you will be handling large volumes of data, you are most probably experienced in Power BI or similar tools. Also, general vehicle product knowledge would make your job easier to start with but as you will learn along the way it is not a requirement.
Growing with Volvo Buses There won’t be a set career path for you, instead you will find continuous learning opportunities and you will be supported in your growth in whatever path you choose to explore. You will have the change to explore a wide variety of potential roles. We appreciate curious minds and the more curious you are, the better!
We are waiting for your application! Do you believe you are the person we are looking for? Then we look forward receiving your application as soon as possible. We aim for an open and fair recruitment process and will do ongoing selection of candidates during the application period. Kindly note that due to GDPR, we cannot accept applications via email. Please use our career site.
For further information please contact: Linda Petersson Wahlqvist, Director Parts Offer, +46 73 9022264
Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.
Volvo Buses is one of the world’s leading provider of sustainable people transport solutions. It is a part of Volvo Group. The offer includes premium city- and intercity buses, coaches, and bus chassis as well as services for increased productivity, uptime and safety. Volvo Buses has sales in 85 countries and a global service network with more than 1,500 dealerships and workshops. The manufacturing sites are in Europe and in North and South America. The head office is in Gothenburg, Sweden. For more information visit http://www.volvobuses.com
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