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Marketing Data Analyst

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Company: Nordson Corporation
Location: OH - Amherst OH
Posted: 11/29/2023
Salary: N/A

Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work.

Nordson Industrial Coating Systems (ICS) designs equipment our global customers rely on for the precise application and curing of liquid paint, powder finishes, container barrier coatings and ambient temperature adhesives and sealants. Production lines work smarter with custom engineered robotic solutions from Nordson Industrial Coating Systems.

Nordson's technology and products create many of the items you use every day. From life-saving medical devices to cutting-edge manufacturing technology, we help make products used every day, everywhere. Our teams work together with an entrepreneurial mindset to solve interesting challenges that lead to new advancements in manufacturing and serving a diverse array of end markets. In our offices around the world, we offer a supportive culture grounded in integrity and excellence.

As part of the Marketing group, this position supports strategic decision-making by providing insight to our markets, customers, and competitors. A Business Analyst is responsible for providing high level support to marketing and upper management with analysis of various business transactional data to determine existing business trends with a main emphasis on developing new pricing strategies, implementing and measuring the impact of these strategies on revenue growth. This position will work closely with pricing and competitive intelligence functions and will contribute to decisions around pricing and customized solutions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage global NBS Next Strategic Discipline activities including running reports, leading report-outs and conducting training as needed for the global ICS team
  • Analyze market dynamics, pricing trends, market opportunities, operating and sales margins to develop reports, procedures, and tools for continuous improvement efforts
  • Directly support product line managers on special-request and on-going projects and analyses
  • Support product management with monthly analysis of existing transactional level data to identify price/margin erosion, recommending and implementing appropriate strategies to reverse these erosions
  • Independently develop new Excel models, charts and graphs, and procedures as necessary
  • Take initiative in identifying and resolving issues around pricing and margin
  • Conduct special-request projects involving pricing and competitive intelligence
  • Support Product Line Managers (PLM's) with SAP and quoting systems, ensuring pricing data is both current and accurate
  • Evaluate and fix errors in SAP Master data, product hierarchy, Corporate Groups, etc.
  • Conduct regular segmentation analyses to monitor profitability and to identify recommended price adjustments
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of designated markets and trends through reading reports, market research, data manipulation and financial modeling and analysis
  • Prepare strategic analyses in preparation for Annual Strategic and Operating Plans.
  • Create and update comprehensive industry, competitor and customer models including market share, growth projections and trends, Mekko diagrams and market forces

Education and Experience Requirements
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience; bachelor's degree is required, preferably in a business-related field

Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated strength in problem solving and analytics and capable of driving insight to action
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to effectively present the organization and its products and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical capabilities
  • Strong customer focus and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office suite (in particular, advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills) is essential; SAP and Business Warehouse experience strongly preferred.
  • Additional language proficiency is a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel Required

Estimated 15%


Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson. Nordson will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson's Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.

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