DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc.

  • UP-Financial Analyst II

    Career Site Title
    Pricing Analyst
    Job ID
    2018-23421
    Category
    Bridgecrest
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Business Unit
    Corporate
    Address
    1720 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
    City
    Tempe
    State/Province
    AZ
    Postal Code
    85281
    Country
    US
  • Overview

    With 145 locations across the country, DriveTime is not only the nation’s largest pre-owned car dealerships, but is also recognized as one of the best places to work. We have an exceptional company culture fueled by collaboration, autonomy, empowerment and transparency.  We encourage innovation, continuous learning and personalized career development plans. People are our most valuable asset!!! Our rapid growth and focus on culture is a great platform to mentor, coach and lead our future executives.

     

    The Pricing Analyst’s primary responsibility is to optimize company pricing strategy. This includes identifying pricing initiatives, performing analysis, and preparing reporting that will maximize company profit. The Pricing Analyst must work very closely with the IT department to implement pricing changes, and will often collaborate with the various database and development teams. The Pricing Analyst is primarily focused on projects that provide immediate value, improve operational efficiency and increase overall profitability. A successful Pricing Analyst utilizes a tool set that consists of: logic, problem solving, mathematics, finance, statistics and programming. Projects may include, but are not limited to:

    • Assessing the effectiveness of loan structures and adjusting to balance the number of sales with the profit per sale in order to maximize profitability
    • Managing pilot programs to test new strategies as well as analyzing the results of these tests and developing new strategies based upon the results
    • Monitoring the performance of our portfolio, determining and implementing strategies that will help lower default rates
    • Using various datasets to analyze the value of a vehicle and implementing pricing strategies that make sticker prices competitive within the market
    • Analyzing profitability in various segments of the business to determine opportunities for new initiatives

    Responsibilities

    • Work within a dynamic, fast paced team to analyze all aspects of the business
    • Identify areas for analysis and monitor these areas for trends, shocks and general impacts
    • Design strategies that increase profitability
    • Conduct pilot programs to assess the impact of a new strategy
    • Work closely with IT to implement and test new programs

    Qualifications

    The Pricing Analyst focuses on identifying and implementing initiatives that help achieve company goals. Our ideal candidate has:

    • A true passion for applying problem solving, finance, and logic to a wide array of problems
    • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Finance, Mathematics or a related field
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Ability to effectively collaborate across the organization

    We are additionally looking for candidates with a background or interest in learning the following:

    • Financial theory
    • Databases and query based languages (i.e. SQL)
    • Excel and VBA
    • Statistical programming languages (i.e. R, Matlab) not required but would be a plus

    And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Along the way, we provide plenty of opportunity to be creative and grow professionally in a fun, high-energy environment.

    Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of our background and drug screening process. DriveTime is a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

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