Pricing and Inventory Specialist

Our Pricing and Inventory team sits at the heart of our marketplace, ensuring we provide fair quotes to sellers, shape the inventory to be desirable by buyers and drive the growth and profitability of our markets . As a Pricing and Inventory Specialist, you will be responsible for pricing and inventory management, driving process and algorithm improvements for Shift’s internal pricing tool, shaping our pricing policies and strategies and much more.

The ideal candidate will have experience and understanding of the car market, strong analytical, project management and communication skills. The position requires frequent dives into thorny operational issues and implementing data-driven process improvements. You love a challenge, solving problems, technology, and getting things done. This requires significant relevant work experience and excitement about the opportunity to join a fast growing startup which is dramatically changing how cars get bought and sold.

Responsibilities

  • Manage markets inventory life-cycle and reviews, monitor inventory health, vehicle merchandising, initial and lifetime list price management
  • Oversee asset validation processes (training, guidelines, escalations, and our tools)
  • Oversee learning and feedback sessions on pricing reviews, markdown reviews, algorithmic discrepancies and outliers
  • Support our operations teams processes for manually-appraised quotes
  • Support the development of pricing rationale, selling points and understanding of pricing structures
  • Providing critical input to engineering and product team on our pricing algorithm and other pricing and inventory related products and software
  • Designing and running pricing experiments
  • Analyzing internal and external sales and inventory data; generating critical insights
  • Owning pricing processes and improvements
  • Tracking, monitoring, and reporting on pricing performance
  • Provide ad hoc coverage to our auction buying processes (previewing, bidding and price reviews)

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience in highly operational and analytical roles
  • Experience working in high-growth, performance-focused environmentsUnderstanding and knowledge of the automotive industry: you are a true car enthusiast!
  • Nice to have: you have experience with how car pricing worksN
  • ice to have: Auction or wholesale car buying experience
  • Be incredibly truth-seeking. Use experiments, data analysis and 3rd party data to find ways to improve pricing algorithm and inventory software
  • You are a self starter, can take a project from beginning to end, no task left behind
  • You are autonomous, flexible, hungry to learn and grow, comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • You have a strong work ethic, are a team player and thrive in collaborative, cross functional environments
  • Strong communication skills
  • You do the analysis and are ready to implement - no analysis paralysis, things are moving too fast
  • Deep interest in analyzing data and the ability to see beyond the numbers to drive sound decision-making
  • Strong Excel skills required, experience with SQL preferred

WHY US?

For more than a century, people have bought and sold cars exactly the same way. Shift is evolving the car buying experience by pairing a technology-first approach with superior customer service. Our end goal? To build a more trustworthy marketplace that makes it really simple to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. 

We’re a team of ex-Google and ex-Dropbox leaders with demonstrated ability to successfully build teams and create game-changing products. We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley investors and poised for enormous growth this year.

Shift is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

We believe diversity in the workplace cultivates empathy and provides the understanding necessary to serve a wide customer base, which in turn leads us to build better products. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.


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