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Danaher Corporation Global Business Partner, Pricing Strategies (m/f/d) in Milano, Italy

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centred, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

Our mission: ensure water quality for people around the world.

Our vision: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of two senior analyst to help deliver strategic pricing & analytical support for our key accounts customers, projects deliveries, contractual agreements working cross-functionally with Sales, Finance, Legal and other functions

  • Primary contact and lead of the private water pricing support, driving the process of establishing and sustaining our strategy in that segment (Geography, product portfolio, exchange rates, tax and duties) to drive growth and profitability

  • Establish a strong business partnership with the Key account leaders, to drive projects, advising and recommending pricing strategy, navigate terms and conditions with the support functions, and maximise customer satisfaction as well as competitiveness

  • Collaborate with the Commercial Analytics teams to help establish a robust foundation of data and KPIs between leading indicators and performance KPIs, and deliver meaningful analytics for decision making.

  • Provide insights into contract adoption, gap analysis and corrective actions aligned with the account managers, and in coordination with customers

  • Monitor price application and initiate countermeasures

  • Propose price modification for specific market/product segments to expand share of Hach as prime supplier

  • Provide periodic updates and insights to senior management on pricing performance & KPIs, as well as action plan update

  • Use Continuous Improvement tools to drive process improvement as it pertains to pricing strategies and implementation and intersecting business processes.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES / LEADERSHIP ANCHORS

  • Proven leadership & drive, delivering on strong performance and people engagement

  • Team player, active listener, able to drive positive changes not holding status quo

  • Customer oriented with Global Account/pricing experience

  • Able to work in global/virtual matrix environment

  • Ability to simplify complex models, and communicate effectively up to senior management, acting as a key advisor

  • Able to understand detect and understand business and compliance problems as it touches to pricing, narrowing down to root cause and lead counter measures focusing on critical few

  • Contributes to the development of the commercial pricing strategy

  • Ability to lead complex projects from ideation to execution, work cross-functionally, framing scope, workload, and drive to results

  • In-depth and breadth of expertise in multinational pricing

  • Profound conceptual and innovative thinking to develop complex solutions

  • Proven agility to work with an effective daily management, guiding self and others, based on direction from management

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters of MBA in economics, Finance, or Pricing/ International Business management

  • A minimum of 5 to10 years successful experience in an analytical commercial role (Key account, Pricing, or commercial Finance) with direct or indirect people leadership and influce to drive growth in strategic segments

  • Highly data literate and systems knowledgeable (Analytics modeling, Business intelligence e.g. PowerBI/ Qlik, ERP e.g. Oracle/ Infor, CRM e.g. SalesForce)

  • Fluent in English [German and French being a plus]

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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