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Senior Pricing Specialist

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Nitel is a facilities-based provider of reliable, secure telecommunications network services. Nitel’s nationwide network leverages last-mile access from over 130 providers to achieve ubiquitous coverage, optimum network design and pricing. Nitel provides a robust portfolio of telecommunications network services, including MPLS, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, private line, voice and managed security services.

Headquartered in Chicago, Nitel has built a superior reputation for customer service and customized solutions since its founding in 1997. Self-funded, organically grown and profitable, Nitel is a stable, trusted partner to thousands of business and service provider clients.

 

the challenge

We pride ourselves on our amazing team, the driving force behind our growth and our awesome brand. We're seeking a highly motivated, passionate, results-driven individual who is a team player and strives to attain their professional best. You’ll play a key part in maximizing revenue and performance and will work collaboratively with key stakeholders across our business.

As the Senior Pricing Specialist, you will provide insights and contribute to the implementation of effective pricing strategies for Nitel. This role provides a development opportunity for individuals who are seeking a leadership role as a future career step.

The ideal candidate will be a big picture thinker and understand the key economic drivers that impact our highly competitive environment. This is a great opportunity for someone who is pricing savvy, has an in-depth knowledge of the wholesale telecommunications industry, can question the status quo to drive improved business performance, and is looking for opportunities to develop their leadership and negotiation skills.

 

what you’ll do

You’ll verify the pricing components on customer orders; provide support activities for vendor management, vendor and pricing data management; complete special pricing projects and pricing negotiation; and have a focus on high cap quoting across all request types, complex solutions and RFP responses. You will also provide peer support, training and development.

  • Thorough knowledge of pricing, products and network capabilities of our current and new vendors as well as pricing promotions, changes and trends.
  • Analyze and source business to appropriate vendors to determine most cost effective solution through use of N-Tellipro, N-Tellisource and other internal and external resources.
  • Actively engage vendors in product discussions and pricing negotiations.
  • Maintain an average quote turnaround interval of less than 24 hours.
  • Confirm all cost and vendor information on customer orders to ensure correct carrier orders and acceptable margin.
  • Act as a liaison between our vendors and sales, orders, provisioning teams as needed to move quotes/orders forward effectively.
  • Assist in all vendor or pricing inquiries from sales, operations and finance.   
  • Coordinate all large scale and special pricing projects, engage sales / customers on information exchange and participate in project status calls.           
  • Assist in completion of large re-rate projects with carrier relations as well as any individual customer re-rates. Develop new customer pricing and find new solutions as needed.          
  • Assist in finding new solutions when problems are found after ordering with initial carrier.          
  • Support pricing manager on assisting Finance with billing disputes and negotiating revenue replacement.

 

what you'll need to succeed

  • 4 year college degree
  • At least 5-10 years of telecom pricing experience and work experience that includes independent research, problem solving, teamwork and solid communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail and sound numerical skills
  • Proven problem solving, analytical and decision-making skills
  • Highly responsive, self-motivated and able to act on own initiative
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and maintain quality while working under pressure

 

the awesome sauce

At Nitel, we create leaders at all levels within the company; our leadership competencies include:

  • Love Our Customers
  • Challenge the Status Quo
  • Dream Big
  • Lead, Learn & Develop
  • Think Like an Owner
  • Get It Done
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