Pearson Pricing Manager in London, United Kingdom

Pricing Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Position Summary

PearsonUK has a large product portfolio including qualifications .and resources. Thebusiness requires a central point person to support pricing of qualificationsand digital platforms for the business. This role will involve working closelywith business leaders to ensure Pearson maximises its revenues whilst takingaccount of other factors such as risks and competitor pricing. The positionwill also involve ensuring that the process of updating prices from acommercial respects is fully aligned with operational delivery and so workclosely with colleagues to make sure customers are invoiced correctly.

TheBI team supports reporting and data analytics for Pearson’s UK business. Theteam plays a key role in delivering a wide range of analytical supportincluding operational data commercial analysis and reporting and learner dataanalytics. All the BI team engage in data extraction and the servicing of dayto day data needs across the business. In addition the team supports and buildsdashboards off our own data cube to deliver high quality and robust analysis.The range of analytics is considerable including commercial and market data,operational data and learner data. Hence the role provides an unrivalledopportunity to develop a broad based experience.

PearsonUK has not historically been a data driven company and this team has helpedshift the business to a new standard of analysis and reporting. This means thatall members of the team have to be proactive and motivated to unpack complexproblems or requirements to deliver outstanding analysis.

Inaddition Pearson is rolling out a new CRM (salesforce) and Oracle reportingtools to underpin global reporting. The UK specific data requirements need toreconcile and be aligned to these developments and initiatives.

Thepricing and analysis manager will work closely with this team

KeyRole-Specific Deliverables:

  • Bethe expert “ go to” person on pricing questions relating to qualifications and digitalplatforms

  • Masterthe current product portfolio and consider opportunities to improve pricing

  • Workclosely with relevant stakeholders, especially product management, to developpricing strategy for current or future product portfolios

  • Analyticalthought leader who can help shape new pricing idea

  • Mastera complex brief of inter related data requirements and quickly gain a deepunderstanding of the business

  • Workclosely with operations and the BI team to make sure pricing information isreported correctly and process are aligned with pricing strategy

  • Understandthe regulatory environment and assess risk where relevant to pricing strategy

  • Workclosely with colleagues to support thinking on new business models or bundling

  • Ensurereporting on pricing is accurate and relevant

  • Monitotrends on prices and revenues

  • Buildcompetitor intelligence on pricing for the UK market and our internationalqualifications business

  • Workclosely with the BI team to support analytical thinking and reporting whererelevant

  • Provideanalytical support for commercial strategy to elevate data analytics in the BIteam to be more attuned to business requirements

  • Undertakean annual price review with recommendations for inflation linked priceincreases

Key Customers & Stakeholders:

Product management

Sales teams

Finance leads acrossBusiness units and Core

Senior management acrossthe business as key customers

BI team

Data Warehouse IT team


Education, Qualifications & Training

Essential :

  • Degree level qualification or higher in accounting, business or economics

Desirable :

  • Professionalqualification in accountancy

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-190 High Holborn 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH

Job: Strategy

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 18, 2016