Pricing Specialist

  • Aanbod Good remuneration
  • Functiegroep Finance, Marketing & Communication
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 9717200
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Via YER, Interim / ZZP
  • Branche Consultancy & HR, Medical & Health

Over deze vacature

For our client Philips, YER is looking for a Senior Pricing Specialist to work in Best (Eindhoven). It's a full-time, temporary assignment, beginning on 01 March 2020 and ending on 01 September 2020.


As a Senior Pricing Specialist, you will review the pricing strategy implementation by the Countries/BU and initiate corrective action where required. Review together with Segment Leaders the business developments at product level and decide together the pricing impact of necessary strategy changes.

Your challenge will be to drive the definition and implementation of the pricing strategies and frameworks in markets for Philips Services. You will work closely together with different businesses.
You are responsible for pricing of the Customer Services from product and portfolio introduction to local implementation and price realization.


  • The Senior Pricing Specialist supports Customer Services of BUs and markets, in order to increase BG financial margins and capture the full potential of their products and solutions.
  • He/she is responsible for driving strategic pricing decisions by providing support to the Product Management team (through monitoring of price trends and price and cost analytics) to enable market growth and high value capture.
  • Ensures that pricing initiatives are successfully implemented on time and tracks the benefits.
  • Supports across markets and Business Groups to initial price positioning of a service/solution at launch and throughout its lifecycle to maximize pricing over the life of the product.\
  • Drives the global implementation and adherence of Commercial Policies for customer services
  • Develops and implements pricing monitoring and portfolio management tools to drive performance of offerings.
  • Supports the creation of tool for the field to communicate economic benefits to customers (i.e., value calculators).
  • Identifies current sources of margin leakage across product lines and markets by tracking price realization and discounts.
  • Conducts root cause analyses to identify major sources of leakage, including field/customer interviews.
  • Creates recommendations and action plans for BU and the field to address margin leakage issues.
  • Collaborates with Product Management, Field Marketing, Sales, and Finance (e.g., analytic and business-case development support) on new pricing initiatives outside current operating practices to capture untapped customer segments.
  • Continuously drives best-in-class pricing practices adoption based on global insight, external community of pricing peers and experts, and from within the
  • PHC organization to create a more efficient pricing process.

You will be part of the Pricing team within Services Marketing & M2O. You will be working closely together with different Customer Services Business Managers in the markets as well as the Product Managers of the different Businesses.


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.

Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by
delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to the company. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies

There is also the possibility of being hired as a freelancer.


To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Marketing, Business Administration or Technical Discipline or equivalent.
  • Lean or Six Sigma experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in business analytics; close work with sales analysis or providing tools to sales teams.
  • Experience in high tech, healthcare/med-tech solutions businesses preferred.


  • Good verbal and written communication skills to be able to convey the impact of monitoring and measured effectiveness of pricing initiatives to major stakeholders (Markets, BU).
  • Ability to conduct root cause analyses, extrapolate insights and create actionable recommendations under short time frames, based on quantitative and qualitative fact finding (i.e. sample analysis, interviews).
  • Excellent analytic skills to design, construct, and execute multiple complex analyses (e.g. regression analysis, scatter plot analysis) to facilitate the
  • development and evaluation of pricing guidelines.
  • Ability to position product/solutions to capture the economic value it creates for customers.
  • Strong ability to develop and interpret standard financial analyses (e.g. NPV, ROI, and break-even) to inform discussions with market groups, BUs, and the BG marketing organizations
  • Superior knowledge of standard tools, especially Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for the development and communication of pricing guidelines.
  • Ability to identify, synthesize and prioritize key issues facing the pricing teams and resolve roadblocks.
  • Experience with high-tech or medical device product launch to be able to provide pricing- related insight to supporting teams (e.g., solution management, NPI).

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences.