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JOB SUMMARY

 

Perform operational and administrative functions and gain professional experience and exposure in Pricing team. Assist in driving yield improvement strategies to maximize revenue and profit.  Our Pricing Interns ensure that our pricing strategies are aligned with the strategic direction of the company–as such they are critical to our financial performance.


 This position is for summer 2019 internships and runs from May until August.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Make pricing decisions using financial parameters under the direct mentorship of a Pricing Manager.
  2. Perform high level analyses, including account-specific revenue and profitability, historical trends, root cause analysis etc., and then make recommendations based on the results and effectively communicate both the results and the recommendations.
  3. Partner with both internal and external customers to identify opportunities, facilitate problem resolution and drive process improvement.
  4. Measure/monitor the results of strategic and tactical pricing decisions, and then report them to senior management.
  5. Interpret customer pricing agreements and make recommendations on improvement tactics.
  6. Coordinate the implementation of profit improvement strategies and conduct analysis of market rates to identify potential areas of opportunity for pricing adjustments.
  7. Design, support, and implement communication and awareness efforts that create/maintain organizational discipline around pricing and yield strategies.

 

COMPETENCIES 

  1. Adaptability - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful.
  2. Building Trusting Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions.
  3. Collaborating - Working cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.
  4. Communication - Conveying information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that help them understand and retain the message; listening actively to others.
  5. Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  6. Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish work goals; taking action to achieve results beyond what is required; being proactive.
  7. Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  1. Grade point average 2.75 or better.
  2. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Exceptional customer service attitude and skills.
  4. Demonstrated organizational and scheduling skills.
  5. Currently enrolled and pursuing degree in related field.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying 10 lbs of supplies and materials is required.


YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

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