Price / Cost Coordinator

Company History

Power/mation is a nationally recognized distributor specializing in advanced automation hardware and software products as well as solutions. We help our customers improve their manufacturing processes by assisting them in the application of unique automation solutions in the following technology areas: motion control, logic control, software, sensors, vision, safety, power transmission, panel components and solutions.

Power/mation began in 1961 and has grown to multiple locations within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Responsibilities

Power/mation is adding a Price / Cost Coordinator to our Purchasing Department in St. Paul. The position maintains pricing and special costing database information for products sold by Power/mation. This individual is the point of contact for internal price issues and general questions for all regions and works collaboratively with the purchasing, pricing and sales teams to ensure margins are maintained and improved where possible.

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Maintains pricing and special costing database information on products sold by the organization.

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Maintains customer’s special pricing and costing, including special pricing agreements and rebates.

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Sets up and manages vendor rebates and special pricing records.

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Manages customer pricing for key accounts.

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Works closely with the Price/Cost Analyst and Buyers in regards to maintaining pricing and special costing database.

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Proactively identifies questionable margin issues and corrects on daily basis.

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Maintains, improves and develops procedures and policies focusing on pricing accuracy and profit maximization.

Qualifications

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High school diploma or equivalent required.

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A minimum of two years of price/costing activities needed. Distribution and market/product knowledge preferred.

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Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel. Proficient computer skills.

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Knowledge of organizational operational systems to know how and who can assist in pricing and costing problems.

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Problem solving capabilities.

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Strong attention to detail. Ability to organize, handle and set multiple and changing priorities relative to their importance to efficiently and effectively complete job responsibilities.

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Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to assist in problem solving with staff and ascertain the needs of customers.

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Ability to work in a team to efficiently and effectively complete departmental responsibilities.

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Ability to travel occasionally to other company locations and customer sites as needed.

Benefits

Medical and dental plan, life insurance with AD&D, long term disability, health savings accounts, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, voluntary life insurance, voluntary vision insurance, 401K with company match feature, discretionary profit sharing plan, educational assistance, paid time off, paid holidays including birthday and service anniversary.