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Jani, Pricing Analyst
Finland, workplace of 1000+ employees
Education
Master, Business (Finance)
Yearly salary (€)
55000-65000
In profession since
2014
Weekly hours
40-45

Could you describe your job in short?

I am working as a pricer in strategic and large size IT outsourcing deals. My role is a combination of:

- Financial engineering
- Shaping business cases to meet the clients' expectations
- Building pricing models and strategies
- Overall cost reviews
- Understanding the commercial risks and competition law
- Integrity between financials and contract terms
- Financial simulations and business modeling skills
- Understanding the public procurement process & law

What do you do on average work day?

I have very flexible working hours. Usually I come to the office around 9 am and have a few meetings before having lunch. After lunch I usually attend a few more meetings before working individually and/or in the war room with the other team members for the rest of the day.

What do you love about your job?

Enthuastic team work, closing large size deals, intensive contract negotiations.

What are the worst parts of your job?

Routine tasks and bureaucracy.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Accuracy Analytical skills Flexibility Negotiation Pressure-handling

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft SharePoint

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

While working hands on & team work.

What does your work week include?

15.0h

Meetings / Group work

10.0h

Emails

15.0h

Independent work

0.0h

Breaks

1.0h

Travel

1.0h

Events