General Electric Pricing Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

About Us:

Current is a first-of-its-kind energy company designed to meet the unique needs of a wide range of Commercial & Industrial, municipal and utility customers. It brings together capabilities including LED lighting and Solar technologies, along with new financing and software solutions to offer integrated energy solutions aimed at delivering increased reliability, efficiency and profitability.

Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

The Current powered by GE Pricing Specialist will be responsible for driving sales and profitability for a defined product segment for a specific region by providing expert quoting and sales guidance to the Sales organization to facilitate closing business while maintaining the required sales and profitability metrics.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Pricing Specialist, you will:

  • Respond to customer RFQ's or bids in a timely and accurate manner, while maximizing revenue and optimizing profitability

  • Work with product management and technology to ensure that the appropriate products and most accurate costs are identified for bid opportunities

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (sales, product management, pricing, leadership, etc.) to develop successful bid tactics

  • Build a comprehensive understanding of the markets, suppliers, products, strategies, end users and channel partners within the fixture industry

  • Possess a passion to serve and assist the sales / channel partners in obtaining all the necessary information in order to create a successful price strategy

  • Identify areas to grow profitability and price in assigned segment

  • Work independently and in a cross-functional environment

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously under deadline constraints, while maintaining clear thought, composure, and a positive attitude

  • Embrace the accountability and responsibility of having strong delegation of authority to make strategic decisions in an uncertain environment

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or related field from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Bid / Pricing or Finance function

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from an accredited university or college

  • LED knowledge in outdoor and roadway applications

  • LED Lighting Fixtures expertise

  • Business and financial acumen

  • Data Management and analytical skills

  • Data / Market Analysis capabilities

  • Sales experience within a lighting related industry

  • Effective communication in English / additional languages

  • Strong ability to negotiate and communicate ideas effectively

  • Proficient in using MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)

Locations: United States; Massachusetts, New York, Ohio; East Cleveland, Boston, Schenectady

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.