Specialist, Parts Pricing

Location: Markham, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 06-25-2018
Mazda is a unique brand known for defying convention and stands out in the Canadian automotive landscape through its widely recognized brand promise of Zoom-Zoom.  Mazda in Canada seeks to enrich the lives of our customers through providing highly differentiated experiences and is currently launching our exciting new lineup of 6th generation products with KODO design and SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. 
Reporting to the National Manager, Parts Operations, the Specialist, Parts Pricing will be responsible for reviewing and adjusting parts pricing so that parts sales revenue and profit opportunities are optimized. This position will include reviewing a variety of Parts systems reports, competitor price surveys, industry data and gathering dealer feedback on parts pricing issues.

  • Analyze categories of parts to develop and implement competitive and profitable pricing strategies by utilizing various reports, studying other market resources and by conducting market analysis
  • Communicate with vendors to negotiate parts pricing and optimize profits and volumes by obtaining competitive pricing
  • Identify areas of opportunity for further growth
  • Work with vendors to provide competitively priced and high-quality products to customers
  • Work with National Manager, Parts Operations to identify sales opportunities and prepare communications to further promote parts to Dealers
  • Review daily findings and determine which products require pricing action
  • Review daily reports, including daily gross margin report, to identify and correct areas of concern
  • Perform system maintenance and ensure Oracle system has correct supersession, product and vendor information
  • Respond to Dealer and Regional staff inquiries and concerns voiced through the Parts Ticket Program or direct communication
  • Prepare and transmit price files for DMS providers by e-mail or uploading files to FTP sites
  • Communicate periodically with associates in Parts Operations in the US, Japan and Europe
  • Degree/diploma in business, economics or commerce preferred
  • 2-3 years relevant experience
  • Strong analytical skills including ability to calculate margins, discounts, profits and percentages
  • Experience defining problems, collecting data, and drawing valid conclusions
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize, manage and complete assigned tasks in accordance with established standards and deadlines
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills (oral and written) with staff, management, dealers and vendors
  • Self-motivated, easily adaptive to change in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office with superior Microsoft Excel skills
Mazda Canada Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and upon request by the applicant, accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

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