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Analyst, Pricing & Inventory

Company: AutoNation, Inc.
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

AutoNation Headquarters Position Summary The Analyst is reposnible for analyzing new vehicle pricing and inventory trends, making pricing recommendations and ongoing management of existing pricing rules for AutoNation's dealerships. Additionally, analyst will support various business lines with various reporting and technology needs. This is an onsite position in our beautiful building in Fort Lauderdale. Job Responsibilities Provide data analysis and reporting of new vehicle inventory Assist in developing inventory ordering model Analyze existing pricing rules and trends to make recommendations Provide regular reporting of pricing key indicators including effect on traffic, profitability and closing percentages as well as comparing targeted objectives vs actual objectives Perform exception identification analysis to target key areas of where to improve pricing Complete variance analysis from targets to actual performance and identify root cause for variances Identify elasticity of vehicle pricing and implement reporting to help drive pricing decisions taking into consideration effect on volume and gross profitability Work across departments to implement new reporting and data needs and identify new approaches to help manage pricing Generate methods to automate pricing setting and identify/implement exception reporting Organize monthly meetings with field staff to review current pricing and track to ensure that pricing objectives have been accurately set at each market/brand combination Manage web site pricing process and download applicable web data to analyze for pricing purposes and incorporate into pricing setting strategy Track customer and dealer cash incentives and automate incorporation into existing pricing setting strategy Manage pricing changes on a monthly/weekly and as needed basis by working with field staff Generate performance, tracking, exception reporting at various levels ranging from VIN detail to summarized corporate reports Perform other job-related functions as assigned. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field of study; or any equivalent combination of relevant background, skills, and experience 3-5 years of analytical experience Exceptional analytical and computer skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time under time pressure Expert demonstrated knowledge of Excel, Essbase and Access Intermediate knowledge of Outlook and Word. Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of SQL Previous automotive experience Possible Next Position Manager, Inventory/Pricing Manager, Financial Analysis/Planning Company Overview As America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. We are committed to hiring driven, diverse Associates and supporting them in growing their career within AutoNation. We offer paid training, competitive pay & benefits and a culture that believes in investing in our Associates' professional futures. With over 315 locations from coast to coast, AutoNation has an opportunity for you. We've sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. Our success is driven by our commitment to delivering a peerless Customer experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. We believe deeply in giving back, and every car we sell helps to raise cancer research and treatment awareness with a Pink Plate. We have proudly raised over $25 million dollars to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research. Benefits Click here to learn more about our Benefits. Join us as we pave the way to moving our company, our communities and our industry forward. Apply today at a location near you or wherever you dream the road will take you. AutoNation is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: AutoNation, Inc., Fort Lauderdale , Analyst, Pricing & Inventory, Professions , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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