Apprentice Pricing Analyst KEW VEHICLE LEASING LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity to join a vehicle leasing company to learn all aspects of the back office functions, primarily focusing on the pricing policy and marketing, whilst also supporting the account managers and partners.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001190711

  • Positions

    1 available

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Obtain comparison quotes from our panel of funding partners on vehicle models using the individual quotation systems, entering the pricing information into the MS Excel pricing tool for analysis
  • Review and present pricing analysis to management, then transferring final pricing to the data feed website to appear on internal and front-end websites
  • Team with Territory Sales Managers, Account Sales Managers, and Price Committee to provide clear, concise and accurate responses to pricing process and price policy questions
  • Coordinate Price Committee meetings and maintain a comprehensive agenda for outstanding requests that follow and demonstrate the overall pricing integrity of individual exception requests
  • Effectively coordinate pricing exception requests for the Price Committee discussion and approval
  • Continuously monitor, audit and analyse automated price quote activity to assure systematic risks are identified and corrected, sales training issues are identified and addressed, and pricing formulas and tables are properly maintained for approved pricing changes
  • Recognise and anticipate missing data from price quote exception requests and obtain required information to assure proper review of relevant facts pertaining to the proposed opportunity
  • Design Pricing Activity reports and perform routine maintenance of pricing activity reports to assure on-going management visibility of pricing activities and the ability to evaluate integrity of the pricing and discounting processes
  • Read, interpret and discuss pricing request with Territory Sales Managers to assure proper understanding of the opportunity and related pricing implications
  • Assure proper documentation of approved price quotes that enable accurate contracting at the point of final sale
  • Other duties may be assigned

General:

Work with and understand the supporting groups within the business, to include Sales, Finance, and Account/Partner Sales Management.

Supervisory responsibilities:

No direct supervisory responsibilities.

Skills/competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesises complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyses information skilfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Collaboration - Effectively builds and maintains partnerships with clients, prospects and people at all levels across the company. Contributes to team and company success. Maintains flexibility and reacts to change appropriately. Communicates and shares information with candor that builds trust and enhances relationships.
  • Communication - Creates and sustains ongoing forums that encourage two-way communication opportunities; Demonstrates and promotes positive prospect, client,  and work relationships.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/Organising - Prioritises and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for unforeseen difficulties; Sets goals and objectives;
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Character - Demonstrates unquestionable integrity in every aspect of work and dealing with others; Consistently models desired behaviours and values established by the company; Respects diversity of perspective in discussions and demonstrates an inclusive style;.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environments; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to the best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change; delays, or unexpected events

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A high aptitude in MS Excel, Powerpoint and Word. 

Personal qualities

A confident and outgoing personality, mature headed, polite and well mannered. A hobby which shows your ability to have longevity in something would be desirable, for example an interest in sport.

Qualifications required

GCSEs in Maths, English and ICT grade A*-C

Future prospects

A full time position with company in either the same capacity or other, to include increased salary

Things to consider

This is a career opportunity not just a job. You must show that you have an interest and aptitude for the sector. You should be able demonstrate commitment, either in personal or educational life, and have a proven track record with attendance and timekeeping. You should live within a reasonable traveling distance of the workplace. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Kew Vehicle Leasing Ltd are an independent vehicle leasing broker based in Richmond-upon-Thames, on the doorstep of the world renowned Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens). Founder and Managing Director, Lee Jones, began the company in 2013 after spending 10 years in the automotive industry working with some of the largest dealer groups and finance companies, in addition to working for Citroen UK directly. It is from this experience that the idea of Kew Vehicle Leasing was borne. A London/Surrey based leasing broker which offers expert advice whilst always putting the customer needs first above financial reward. In just one phone call with the staff you will instantly know you are dealing with professionals whom are experts in their field, whom also provide a zero pressure buying process. An important element of their business ethos is to promote low carbon motoring. Being neighbours with the important Royal Botanic Gardens they fully embrace the need for the reduction of carbon emissions from motor vehicles. To that end they strive to promote greener vehicles and will help advise their corporate and private clients on how they can reduce their carbon footprint in the vehicle they choose whilst potentially saving hundreds of pounds per year in fuel costs.

Employer

KEW VEHICLE LEASING LIMITED

Address

9 Duke Street

Richmond

TW9 1HP

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Training provider

You will be working towards your Level 3 AAT qualification

Apprenticeship framework

Accounting

Training provider

RICHMOND UPON THAMES COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Richmond upon Thames College

Contact

Siobhan O'Farrell 020 8607 8306


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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017