Director of Pricing

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Purpose
The Director of Pricing is accountable for driving the strategic direction and tactical execution of the pricing and network functions, providing perspective and recommendations to Vice President of Corporate Development. This position will add value through a combination of hands-on execution and leadership to the pricing department staff including oversight of the day-to-day tactical activities within the team.
 
Accountabilities
  • Build, implement, and manage value-driven, profitable network and pricing strategies across our entire portfolio of services and across all markets.
  • Review all pricing opportunities (RFP’s and RFQ’s) to ensure they align with our network strategy and profitability goals.
  • Analyze and remain current on all network (internal) and industry (external) market data to include rates, freight volumes and truck capacities.
  • Work collaboratively with the sales team to manage the entire pricing process from initial RFP through proposal development and monitor the results of each price change.
  • Recommends, manages, and implements strategic initiatives to drive profit improvement through management of pricing functions, including through special projects to foster data-enabled decision-making. 
  • Track, analyze, and report key metrics and value captured from network and pricing activities to Senior Management.
  • Organize meetings which collaborate with Sales, Operations, Logistics to review pricing and network strategies.
  • Remain current on all Ascend’s customer rates through annual bids and/or rate reviews
  • Negotiate rates with customers.
  • Exercise solid business judgment and integrate the costs, revenues, and other operational inputs for the pricing of new services and updating pricing strategy for existing services.
  • Works closely with a wide variety of functional areas across the organization including sales, marketing, revenue management, and finance, with a particular emphasis on establishing and maintaining a close relationship with the sales team.
 
Leadership and Management
  • This position supervises others and responsible for being results oriented, collaborative, delegate effectively and strive for harmony, ensuring team effectiveness.
  • Model and hold managers accountable to comply with the company's policies, practices, procedures.
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains direct report hires.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
  • Holds self and others accountable to demonstrate Ascend’s Values: Zero Safety Events; Be Courageous; Act with Integrity; Inspire Trust; Teamwork; Have Fun and Build a Legacy.
 
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a transportation related role, particularly pricing, and pricing management.
  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Experience in pricing strategy for brokerage capacity is a plus
  • This position is remote, but Atlanta/Jackson/Nashville preferred
     
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Traits
  • Strong technical acumen combined with a strategic orientation.
  • Experience in operations or sales functions within a transportation company.
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills with knowledge of pricing models and statistics.
  • Ability to deliver exceptional service through positive engagement and patience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to continuously improve results. 
  • Able to promote a culture of trust and safety.
 
Education, Certifications, & License Requirement
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics or a related field is required.
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT
Ascend is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive environment where all individuals may grow and thrive, respecting the different experiences that each employee brings to their job. Ascend believes that a diverse work environment results in a better experience for employees and customers and makes Ascend stonger.
With our mission of diversity and inclusion in mind, we provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, disability, citizenship, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), marital status, ancestry, genetic information, veteran and/or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or Ascend policy.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position, other duties outside of normal responsibilities may be performed as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
Employee’s acknowledgment constitutes employee’s understanding of the principal accountabilities and duties of the position and certifies that they are physically able to perform the necessary duties in the work environment.
 
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Posted: May 15, 2022
Job ID: 336
Location: Ascend - -N/A
Driver Type: -
Truck Type: -
Job Type: Driver Support

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