Series Pricing Specialist

Volkswagen   •  

Herndon, VA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 179 days ago

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 The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker and is on the road to number one.  Come join our team and you could be part of that ride. For our employees, Volkswagen stands for more than just efficient and sustainable products - it’s an expression of who they are and how they move through life.  Become a part of the Volkswagen of America experience and work with people who are passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, and high performing team players. Everyone deserves a better car and everyone deserves a better company - it’s a Volkswagen thing.   Role Summary:

  • Ensure, coordinate and perform the pricing of model year changes of passenger cars of the Volkswagen brand in NAR
  • Ensure, coordinate and perform financial evaluations of product changes as a decision support for decision-making committees (e.g. NAR-Gx circle, NAR VAP, Gx Kreis Germany) and management board
  • Profit-orientation of product and model year changes aiming at a financially robust planning
  • Co-determination of long term price strategies and ensuring sales approaches for new products
  • Decision recommendation concerning the pricing of model years and product changes
  • Generate and develop reports and analyses for a financially orientated product policy

Role Responsibilities:

Independent work and evaluation of complex business processes in course of pricing of product developments and to coordinate with other departments (35%):

  • Profit distribution calculation (‘Paletten’-calculation)
  • Product decision calculation (PER) for decision-making committees
  • determination of prices and price components
  • profit-improvement concerning product and offer policies
  • evaluation of price and product measures to reduce complexity

Developing and defining suggestions to ensure the aims of the group and to coordinate those with business partners (25%):

  • data of calculation for financial evaluations
  • pre-calculations or in comparison for an economic interpretation 
  • competitive comparisons and field analysis (volumes and prices)
  • price premises for budget planning or planning round
  • price negotiations in consideration of competitor’s behavior, costs and changes in currency rates

Coordination and preparation of price-decision documents for the management board and management (10%) Consulting business partners concerning price and other questions within job responsibilities (10%) Edit and representation of specific task towards business partners (intern/extern) (10%):

  • information about price decisions and controlling implementation of those
  • implementation of decisions in concerning systems and fields of activity
  • arrange, analyze and provide profit calculations of the brand VW
  • date maintenance concerning field of activity
  • edit and maintenance of documentations within the topics/themes in field of activity

Independent managing of special tasks according to own experience and knowledge (10%):

  • Developing of new concepts and principles concerning the financial evaluation:
  • methods and processes of price calculation and financial statements
  • decision calculations for price and product measures including criteria for evaluation
  • measures of profit improvement within the process of market planning


Years of experience:

5 - 7 years minimum



Bachelor of Science / Business Administration required.

Master of Science / Business Administration desired


Skills: General

  • Good analytical capability
  • High level of reliability
  • Good communication skills
  • Good automotive knowledge
  • High level of assertiveness
  • Excellent language skills (English/German)

Specialized Skills:


  • Excellent knowledge of sales  & marketing process
  • Good office knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point incl. ThinkCell)
  • Good system skills (EBCON, MBV, COMPAS, eVPS, PISA)
  • Excellent knowledge of profit contribution calculations (Palette, PER)


Work experience at NAR based NSC / OEM