About the Team:
PetSmart’s Canadian Home Office (CHO) is home to approximately 50 full-time associates who work in departments such as Human Resources, Merchandise Buying and Pricing, Replenishment, Marketing, Finance, Space Planning and more. The small but mighty team at the CHO supports the operations of 140+ PetSmart stores in Canada and works closely with counterparts at PetSmart’s global corporate headquarters located in Phoenix, Arizona. We also share the Canadian home office with our colleagues at PetSmart Charities of Canada—an independent, registered charity dedicated to reducing pet homelessness and supporting the bond between people and pets.
About the Job:
The Pricing Team directly supports the Merchandising Department by enabling decisions that lead to greater profitability, while partnering cross-functionally across the business to execute corporate strategy. The team is responsible for strategy creation, planning, and execution for the Pricing and Competitive Intelligence functions.
The Pricing Analyst will support and execute pricing strategies and promotions that drives profitable share growth for the Canadian business. The Pricing Analyst will serve as a key member of the Pricing Team and interact with the US Price team. The Pricing Analyst will contribute through optimizing pricing decisions on promotional, markdown, and every day pricing. The Pricing Analyst utilizes internal data analysis and external data to help drive the team to optimal pricing decisions. The Pricing Analyst use pricing related tools and processes to optimize pricing across PetSmart. Reviews and analyzes historical data to measure results and develop future pricing and gross margin improvements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
Provide and support pricing recommendations to merchants based on Competitive Intelligence and optimization details
Support promo execution for all stores for all PetSmart Marketing calendar events
Execute and support with other Analysts, running audits and pricing file reviews
Execute and support all Ecomm pricing in conjunction with the Ecomm team and Sr. Pricing Analyst
Investigate quantitative and qualitative impacts of PetSmart events through post gaming analysis to make recommendations to improve future events; includes review of retail adjustments, weekend sales, grand openings and holiday promotions
Work closely with Pricing Manager in decision-making to ensure priorities are aligned with high-level organizational strategies and objectives
Ensure price changes are executed in a manner consistent with internal policies and procedures
Fostering a collaborative partnership with the US Pricing team
EDUCATION, TECHNICAL and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, or Business from a four year college or university is required. • Two - Three years related experience.
Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.
Retail experience strongly preferred.
Experience with BI/Data Warehousing Tool (MicroStrategy/Cognos or related tool), and demonstrated advanced proficiency in Access, Excel and related MicroSoft software applications.
Cross functional agility, attention to detail and strong communication skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of those found in a typical office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform essential functions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
About the Culture:
Our Canadian Home Office is truly that, a home office. It’s a place where individuals across various departments can align their passion for pets with their desires for professional growth. You’ll be a part of a close-knit team, while still being a part of a large, best-in-class retailer. And while the team may be smaller, the results are impactful! The Home Office boasts a large, open concept with natural lighting and serves as the perfect setting for office events. An active social committee hosts fun-filled events including contests, bake-offs, off-site events, and volunteer efforts, and they are always trying to out-do the previous event!