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Director of Product Analysis & Pricing

Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of A/V, CCTV and networking products for professional integrators. An industry leader in the custom install channel, SnapAV helps integrators build their businesses by providing a wide range of high-quality products, easily accessible through an intuitive website and backed by award-winning service and support. With a vast catalogue of today’s most popular brands, SnapAV is the premier choice for custom installers across the globe.  In addition to its Charlotte headquarters, SnapAV has operations in California, Texas, Florida, New York and Taipei, with over 250 employees internationally.

 At SnapAV we engage customers with curiosity, energize them with passion, and execute everything we do with integrity as we create innovative solutions to IMPACT the connected world.

 Engage with Curiosity

Teamwork:  Creates a constructive work environment by contributing ideas, being receptive to other’s ideas, and leveraging differences with integrity.
Communication Skills:  Listens intently and displays curiosity, asking questions that lead to an impactful, collaborative environment.
Decision Making / Problem Solving:  Listens to the opinions of others, evaluates problems, and proposes constructive solutions.

 Energize with Passion

Job Knowledge:  Learns how the business works and builds expertise while leading others to grow their own skills.
Managing Work:  Sets priorities and determines resource needs to achieve goals efficiently and is accountable for results.
Develop Motivate:  Inspires by sharing knowledge and motivating others to success through self-development.

 Execute with Integrity

Customer Focus:  Is a trusted customer advocate, selflessly meeting all internal and external needs with integrity.
Action Oriented:  Passionate about the work and the goals of the company, maintaining high levels of productivity and a positive impact.
Strategic Agility:  Understands the company’s vision, prioritizes their work accordingly and makes knowledgeable decisions.

 

Position Description

The Director of Product Analysis & Pricing will report to the EVP of Product Marketing and will be responsible for research and analysis that will drive product and pricing decisions across the organization. Core to the role will be the creation of a regular management cadence and reporting to understand business trends, by category, combined with the necessary research and analysis to identify and execute against opportunities. This role will also lead pricing strategy for all business units ensuring continuous improvement, best practices and pricing optimization to maximize gross profit.

 The Director of Product Analysis & Pricing will work cross functionally and should be able to influence others without direct authority.   With high exposure to senior leadership this role requires the ability to effectively articulate a viewpoint and will need high attention to detail with excellent communication/presentation skills.  SnapAV is a fast-paced environment therefore this position requires someone who can manage multiple products simultaneously as well as being a motivated self-starter.  The Director of Product Analysis & Pricing will be leading cross-functional initiatives while establishing a platform to grow into P&L responsibility.

 

Specific Responsibilities

ANALYSIS & RESEARCH

  • Develop and maintain standardized performance dashboards for product groups while monitoring performance against sales projections and margin
  • Leverage various methods, such as cohort behaviors, wallet share, product trial and repurchase and customer migration to increase customer lifetime value
  • Ability to interpret industry trends and competitive information and develop strategies and tactics to respond to changes in the marketplace with actionable recommendations
  • Provide channel and product owners with research to identify opportunities within and across categories to define product strategy and drive growth
  • Lead research leveraging internal and external data sources to gain intelligence on the markets, products/features, competitors and customers
  • Assist the product teams have a better understanding what they should build, for what markets, for what return, and why
  • Support leadership and key stakeholders with recurring and ad-hoc analyses
  • Contribute in semi-annual strategic planning sessions to establish goals and objectives

 

PRICING

  • Lead development of pricing strategy for products and to optimize contribution margin and gross margin
  • Drive continuous improvement and enhancement in pricing by establishing and executing a pricing review cadence to ensure compliance with model
  • Develop and implement a pricing communication strategy for customers and internal employees
  • Perform financial analysis and recommendations on bottom line impact of price and discount structures
  • Partner with Product Managers to develop and maintain a standardized Competitive Pricing Master Database (CPMD)

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years' experience in Pricing or Category Management
  • 3+ years' experience in management
  • Strong business acumen, creative problem-solving and analytical capability
  • Demonstrated aptitude with financial analysis and ability to synthesize complex data into actionable strategies
  • Experience working in B2B industries with hardware and software products

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous category or brand management within consumer electronics
  • MBA or other advanced business degree
  • Consulting experience
  • Working knowledge of SAP, SaaS and Vendavo or other pricing and profit tools

  

SnapAV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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