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Pricing Specialist

Company: Central Garden & Pet
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Central Life Sciences (CLS), a business unit of Central Garden & Pet, is dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and the protection of companion animals, economic animals, plants, stored grains, and the environment. We are currently seeking a Pricing Specialist that is responsible for ensuring pricing approvals and obtaining documentation requirements from the Price Committee. The pricing specialist will enter and randomly audit for accuracy in pricing programs and price lists for a variety of different markets. They will identify policy and procedural tasks requiring modification, documentation, and process improvement on pricing processes and requests, and collaborate with Pricing Administrator Supervisor and IT members to create buy-in on new procedures. This is a salaried position offering very competitive base pay, ample paid time off, and a comprehensive benefits package! We also offer a hybrid work schedule to balance in-office time with work from home time! We have a fun and casual work environment (jeans & casual tops every day) characterized by teamwork, hard work and collaboration! We are based in the Schaumburg Corporate Center, at the corner of Higgins Rd & Meacham Rd. Our comfortable corporate office environment offers many amenities including an on-site fitness center, convenience center, deli-style restaurant, dry cleaners, hair salon, and covered parking. We also host a variety of celebratory activities throughout the year! You should definitely check us out at and for additional company information! MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Creates and updates the electronic approval master
  • Serves as a change agent
  • Troubleshoots new pricing requests to determine systematic approach
  • Develops controlled document process to ensure updated training manual
  • Coordinates with Pricing Administrator Supervisor to:
    • Coordinates annual pricing programs and master pricing for all divisions
    • Coordinates verification of pricing committee approval
    • Verifies and schedules pricing entry via effective dates into SAP
    • Coordinates price proofing for total quality management
    • Communicates with master pricing and programs to customer service
    • Maintains advanced pricing module for new customers
    • Addresses and resolves inquiries surrounding pricing and billing
    • Maintains documentation surrounding approvals and denials
    • Coordinate involvement and input throughout the organization to ensure team environment.
    • Determine operational requirements for execution of requests and utilizes team approach to achieve results
    • Develops and presents training sessions with appropriate materials and SOPs to secure continuity in implementation and accuracy
    • Collaborates with Pricing Administrator Supervisor to communicate and, when required, trains customer service on new pricing programs IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES
      • Bachelor's degree required or minimum of 1-4 years of experience in pricing administration and contracts administration
      • Strong SAP knowledge required along with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • Exceptional pro-customer approach
      • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
      • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
      • Assertive, pro-active service attitude
      • Strong analytical ability
      • Commitment to quality management At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at to learn more. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Central Garden & Pet, Schaumburg , Pricing Specialist, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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