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(Senior) Business Analyst - Pricing & Strategy

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Strategy
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Elsevier
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STR0003O Requisition #
(Senior) Business Analyst - Pricing and Strategy

Do you have a background in finance, consulting and/or business intelligence and are you looking to boost your career in business analytics? Do you combine your outstanding analytical skills with excellent stakeholder management and exceptional negotiation skills? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity within a young, dynamic and ambitious team? Then you are the Senior Business Analyst we are looking for!

For the Pricing and Strategy team supporting Research Solutions, Elsevier is looking for a data-focused and driven Business Analyst. In this role, you are responsible for developing analytical tools, taking ownership of strategic projects and advising stakeholders based on your own thorough data analysis.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level and further develop their expertise in business intelligence. Elsevier has developed a strong pricing capability over the past years. The goal of this pricing function is to drive higher business results building upon the pricing strategies and tools developed as well as best pricing practices available elsewhere in Elsevier.

You will work on a self-reliant basis in a diverse and collaborative team based in Amsterdam and report directly to the Head of Pricing for Research Solutions.

Your responsibilities
  • Develop easy-to-use, but highly advanced analytical tools, that can be used by internal stakeholders and customers alike
  • Support / own strategic projects by gathering and analyzing business information, extracting key facts and making clear recommendations under supervision of a manager
  • Design and own discount policies
  • Own a Deal desk under limited supervision of a manager
  • Structurally analyse price realization metrics

What you will bring

  • University Degree, preferably in Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Statistics or similar
  • Experience in reporting and analyses, preferably within research or the information industry
  • Proven ability to solve issues with incomplete, uncertain or inaccurate data, leading to reliable insights and recommendations
  • Strong business acumen, with a genuine interest in the scientific information industry
  • Highly analytical and detail oriented, strong problem solver, with a passion for digging into data to identify critical outcomes
  • Proactive, results driven self-starter
  • Effective and persuasive communicator (verbal and written) with an ability to clearly summarize data, context and implications
  • Team player with an ambitious and enthusiastic attitude
  • Able to operate in a multinational/multicultural environment
  • Deep knowledge of MS Excel and at least one additional analysis tool or programming language (Knime, Python, SQL, R, etc.)

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities to develop yourself. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of the kind of things you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.
  • A long-term full-time position based in Amsterdam
  • A challenging opportunity where your contributions are highly valued
  • Continuous learning and career development opportunities
  • A dynamic, ambitious and flexible work environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Profit share
  • Additional benefits, like memberships of Elsevier’s magazines, discount on books and other facilities
  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge

Are you the Sr. Business Analyst we are looking for? Apply now!

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.

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