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Global Pricing Data Maintenance Analyst (m/f/d)

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: Berlin, Germany, DE

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 37022

 

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.

Purpose of Position: To load and maintain material and market/customer specific pricing data and rules in pricing systems globally to enable correct customer standard and project pricing. Extract data when/as required for further analysis and to complete customer data files generation in all regions worldwide. Serve as global pricing data, data-loading requirements, pricing processes and pricing PCN expert across the COC organization. Role includes scheduled, periodic and ad-hoc support of customers including other members of the PP&E, global PLM and commercial leadership, Dealdesk and global business operations, finance and select senior managers. Periodic SAP project support is required.

Position Location: Berlin, Germany or Strykow, Poland.

 

Major Responsibilities:

• Load pricing information in SAP and future pricing systems globally; data loading includes WF processing as well as small and large scale Winshuttle loads.

• Maintain and validate pricing data used by others in PP&E, PLM and commercial teams globally; pricing data or process errors may directly impact customer pricing and severely affect COC profitability.

• Audit material master data to assure data consistency from pricing perspective

• Implement standard and project pricing rules and modifiers determined/agreed to by the Dealdesk, PLM, PP&E teams globally

• Understand global data loading requirements and limitations and serve as organization expert

• Identify any issues/concerns with data that need to be addressed

• Extract and publish Customer Information files to organizations globally as requested

• Provide analytical support related to any price changes as required

• Process pricing steps in PCN process

• Work with other data maintenance teams globally as required to support other data change/loading efforts

• Support global SAP implementations and other pricing related projects to represent as GPO ambassador and pricing expert

• Support smaller to medium scale price procedure enhancement projects

• Load and maintain Intercompany pricing globally

Personnel Directed: None

 

Minimum Educational/Experience Requirements:

Education: 4-year degree or associate degree with equivalent experience required

Experience: >3 years commercial/PLM/pricing experience; ideally >2 years in position requiring extensive systems/tools/data analysis

 

Required Skills:

• Strong data analysis/mining skills

• Ability to identify trends/patterns

• Enjoy working with data for extensive periods of time

• Capable of easily learning new tools

• Strong understanding of SAP data and Business Warehouse

• Fundamental understanding of COC business including market segments and product sets

• Mastery of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and goal seeking and a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English and with graphical displays of information

• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work in cross functional teams

• Ability to across multiple time zones and with people of different cultural backgrounds

• Schedule flexibility to allow for some international travel as required and to accommodate periodic / quarterly work on weekends and/or late nights when data loads must be conducted during business down time or during time of heavy business volume

 

Desired Skills:

• Ability to think strategically and to anticipate questions

• Aptitude for marketing and financial disciplines

• Knowledge of the global COC organization

• Ability to identify issues and suggest solutions based on self-analysis vs. relying on others to point in the right direction

• Pricing experience

• Strong interpersonal skills (written and verbal)

 

Soft Skills:

• Ability to operate with broad variety of people of various levels within the organization including executives

• Ability to effectively work with people from different cultures and across multiple time zones

• Ability to work under varying deadlines on multiple projects and tasks and shifting priorities

• Ability to work across COC organizational lines to achieve common goals

• Desire to help craft, develop and understand strategy

• Curiosity to understand the underlying story behind the data

• Ability to perform in a self-directed manner as an individual performer, as a leader of a team of peers

• Ability to work in a team environment

• Strong personal computer skills

• Flexibility