Director Strategic Pricing

Office Depot Boca Raton, FL

The Director of Pricing will work within the Merchandise Planning and Strategic Pricing team and report to the VP. This position is responsible for developing pricing strategies, guidelines, and recommendations that maximize long-term competitive strength while maximizing short-term price perception and avalue proposition that drive immediate sales and margin The Director of Pricing leads a team of Pricing professionals and analysts in performing quantitative and strategic analysis for all channels within Office Depot, using key intelligence inputs including behavioral data, Consumer Insights, Market Intelligence (competitive tracking) and Price Optimization tools. The position requires a blend of strategic marketing, cross-functional coordination and financial analytical skills/experience to define pricing strategies, structure, and policies across the organization. This position will also be responsible for communicating the strategy and current competitive positioning to the senior leadership of the company. The Director of Pricing will need to be able to establish a strong relationships with both senior leadership and merchant partners that fosters open discussion around tough topics such as how to manage conflicting strategic directions in a cross channel environment.

* Develop and drive the overall execution and compliance with Office Depot's pricing strategies, structure and policies across all channels;Determines methodology, procedures and analytical approach for tactical pricing decisions that drive long-term benefit; Establish processes for the ongoing collection, aggregation, and organization of recent competitive pricing information; and Secure data and knowledge from customers, competitors, and all other sources necessary to understand the value position of products across categories, customer segments, and channels

* Leverage DemandTec, comp shop and Optumera price optimization tools to optimize pricing in alignment with defined merchandising strategies; build consensus with merchandising, store operations, marketing, legal and other stakeholders.

* Manage team in conducting quantitative analysis for all channels within Office Depot, using financial, competitor, consumer and industry insights.

* Evaluate impact of pricing strategy on product, market share, and overall total entity sales and profitability growth.

* Evolve methodology and tools to create fact-based pricing recommendations and forecasts to support competitive category positioning, pricing strategies, and specific business initiatives. Measure and monitor results.

* Manage execution of ongoing pricing initiatives and value perception to support strategic pricing decisions.

* Socialize and gain alignment on recommendations to Senior Executives, and cross-functional teams.

* Lead, engage, inspire and develop the Pricing team to ensure they maximize customer and company benefit, and maximize ROI on time and monetary investments toward pricing.

* Grow the current team both in valuable capabilities and responsibility, to effectively take the team to best in class and ensure that individuals are developing to maximize their individual potential


* Bachelors degree or equivalent experience (Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting)

* Minimum 10 years experience in related field

* Minimum of 2 years experience in pricing- preferably retail, plus a minimum of six years of progressive management experiencein fincial analysis environment.

Other Information:

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Ability to create, analyze, interpret and report analysis results.

* Outstanding analytical and statistical skills.

* Self motivated and ability to organize resources to accomplish complex work.

* Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel and data management.

* High level of creativity and leadership qualities.

* Exceptional time management, prioritization and organizational skills.

* Exceptional team leadership and devlopment skills.

* Ability to autonimously communicate with, and influence Senior Executives, including excellent presentation skills.

* Excellent communication skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment. Analytics and statistics fluency.

* Clear understanding and use of price elasticity within a business environment.

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:

Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.