Manager, Digital Pricing Analytics

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Location
New York
Posted
Aug 29, 2013
Closes
Sep 28, 2013
Contact
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Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Position Description:

Reporting directly to the VP of Digital Product Services, this position will be the point person for analysis and day to day maintenance of eBook pricing with the goal of maximizing Macmillan revenue and profit. The person in this position will create and maintain a number of detailed analyses related to sales, sales rank, eBook price and physical book price. He/she will also be responsible for communicating the findings to senior management.

Major Responsibilities:

-Day-to-day manager of analyses relating to eBook pricing. Deeply analyze sales and POS data as it comes in each day. Based on the results of analyses, make eBook price changes on a week by week basis as needed
-Design and conduct pricing experiments and tests to determine price elasticity of demand across a number of relevant segments, genres, etc.
-Create and circulate regular communications of pricing actions, current status and projections to the publishers and senior management
-Work closely with data warehouse group to ensure that the reporting suite and data within the reporting suite is sufficient to perform these tasks
-Work closely with Sales and Marketing departments to plan and model potential impacts of eBook promotional activities

Required Skills / Knowledge:

-Extremely strong analytic skills
-Knowledge of relevant software packages
-Statistical (e.g., Stata)
-Database (e.g., Access, SQL, Cognos)
-Excel
-Good written and verbal communication skills

Experience Needed:

-5-10 years of work experience focusing on pricing:
-Experience analyzing and communicating pricing data required
-Experience making pricing decisions preferred
-Publishing experience preferred

Educational Background Required:

-Bachelor's (or more advanced) degree in a quantitative field (e.g., economics, econometrics, finance, the sciences) required


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