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Pricing Professional

Date:  09-Nov-2022
Location: 

Dubai, AE, 16813

Type of work:  On site

Our Company

Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. We employ over 140,000 people around the world, operate 3 technical centers and 178 manufacturing plants and sell products in more than 150 countries. "Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931 and we look for individuals who share our passion to fulfill this mission.Bridgestone Middle East & Africa (BSMEA) operates from locations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco and Ivory Coast. From these locations, BSMEA covers 68 markets.

For more information on our company please visit www.bridgestone.com and https://bridgestone-emia.com/ To experience more about life at Bridgestone, check out the following link https://press.bridgestone-emia.com/

 

Role Summary

The Pricing Analyst reports to the Pricing Manager and the role sits in the marketing team.  This is a regional role, based in Dubai, also interacting with our entities based in Middle East and Africa.

The Pricing Analyst works closely with sales team to ensure the successful delivery of Bridgestone MEA pricing objectives. 

The Pricing Analyst owns the price list, continuously monitors and reports on actual pricing structures and performance of the company (vs. budget, YoY, MoM).  The role also prepares accurate and relevant pricing analysis utilizing relevant tools.  Highlights when there are price developments in the region and communicates pricing challenges to the relevant stakeholders.  The role drives operational implementations related to pricing in MEA and is responsible for ensuring audit requirements are met.

 

Main responsibilities & key activities

  • Price set-up and Price-list Management
    • Support to set-up prices based on relevant positioning and market-back approach of Bridgestone vs. competition that is in-line with the BS pricing strategy.
    • Updates prices in the system as per the internal pricing process.
    • Supports sales managers to make correct pricing of products.
    • Checks and validates forecast and budget pricing.
    • Owns and drives the price list.
    • Manages stakeholders to ensure sharing of information.
  • Analysis and Reporting
    • Building and communicating relevant pricing analysis / reports mainly through MS Excel & Power point (dashboards).
    • Improve transparency and communication on key sizes/key customers in between all markets and local regional management by providing the right level of information.
  • Pricing Compliance and Audit
    • Communication to ensure all processes are adhered to by all parties.
    • Strive to develop improvements to current pricing processes, tools & systems.

 

Requirements for the role

  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate and role model the following Bridgestone Values
    • Agility – to work in a matrix, complex and fast paced environment
    • Courage – to share ideas, challenge the status quo.
    • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role (self-starter)
  • Bachelors or Masters level qualification in Business, Finance, Operations or similar field
  • UAE driving licence
  • Experience of ERP & BI systems (SAP an advantage)
  • Over 2 years’ experience in UAE Analyst role
  • Proficient in MS Excel and Power-point
  • Effective team player
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Strong communication skills
  • Results Orientated
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Candidates from within UAE

 

 


Bridgestone Behaviors

Qualified candidates need to demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Agility – to work in a matrix, complex and fast-paced environment.
  • Courage – to share ideas, and challenge the status quo.
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role (self-starter).

Bridgestone Leadership Essence

Qualified candidates for this important position will therefore need to demonstrate the following:

  • Establishes strategic direction and effectively communicates the vision: Communicates a clear and inspiring vision for the business; drives competitive and innovative strategies and is able to generate alignment against the strategic direction
  • Demonstrates business acumen to achieve results through others: Understands, educates and applies the fundamental business concepts by which a company operates in order to deliver results and create a climate that fosters personal commitment to excellence
  • Promotes and enhances company culture: Champions the organization’s shared values and beliefs
  • Effectively manages across cultures: Achieves effective collaboration, alignment, and communication across multiple dimensions of cultural diversity
  • BOSS focused - serves the customers having the end users in mind: Makes BOSS (end users) and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains productive relationships with BOSS; leverages BOSS intimacy in the development of new products, services and competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Recognizes one’s personal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and limits. Understands emotions and their effects
  • Intellectually curious in support of learning agility: Actively identifies new areas for learning; regularly creates and takes advantage of learning opportunities; uses newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learns through their application
  • Embraces and leads change and innovation: Encourages different and innovative approaches to address problems and opportunities; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the organization
  • Identifies and develops organizational talent: Attracts high-caliber diverse talent, leads and guides others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives through ongoing development and collaboration

 

Disclaimer

Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMEA’s values at the highest level.  This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live.  Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organisation, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business.  We recognise that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success.   

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