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Pricing Analyst

Company: American Packaging Corporation
Location: Story City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


For over a century, American Packaging Corporation (APC) has been a leading flexible packaging converter for customers throughout North America. We nurture our employees by providing competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401(k) plans and tuition reimbursement programs. These are just a few reasons why we were named a "Best of the Best" in the Best Workplaces in the Americas awards for 12 years in a row. APC's longstanding success is fueled from the inside out, and we consistently seek to improve our internal operations to propel that success into the future.
SUMMARY: Develop, analyze and submit all pricing information for Flexographic Division.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Participate in training, embrace concepts of and actively practice the STOP Safety Program fundamentals to aid American Packaging Corporation's efforts to achieve a zero accident rate.
  • Obtain pricing information (from Salesperson, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Customer Service) needed for price quotes, combine material and manufacturing costs (material prices, machine hour rates, machine speeds, waste, set up time, etc.) and create accurate price quotes for customers.
  • Analyze how company costs compare with competitor's prices/costs (received from Sales). Make appropriate recommendations (to Business Development Manager/Division Controller/Operations Manager) to ensure maximum profit should the decision to manufacture occur (manipulating material costs, waste, speed of machines, etc.). Initiate necessary interface with Production Control and Manufacturing in determining proposed adjustments.
  • Coordinate completion of pricing in a timely manner and communicate status of any delays to sales personnel and Business Development Manager.
  • Create and update existing price matrixes from Material Increase/Decrease Form (information obtained from Production Control). Continually create more efficient and effective matrixes (as well as pricing spreadsheets) utilizing state of the art computer software.
  • Make recommendations for improving pricing process.
  • Provide all necessary budgetary information as requested.
  • Adhere to all company safety guidelines.
  • Attend and participate in all company mandated meetings.
  • Any other duties assigned by Division Business Development Manager.
  • Business travel required.
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in business, accounting or related field, three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations, customer specifications, graphics information, drawings and die lines. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to hear.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Any lifting over 35 pounds would require assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    American Packaging Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. American Packaging Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at

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