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Margin Analyst Job in Powell, Ohio US

Margin Analyst

Univar USA Inc. - Powell, OH

Posted: 10/29/2020 - Expires: 1/27/2021

Job ID: 221573613

Job Description

Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers' teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success.

At Univar Solutions, we're building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources - inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers' formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you'll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients.

Basic Purpose:

The Margin Analyst identifies potential lost contribution margin on a transactional level and is responsible for ensuring corrections and reporting trends to Leadership

Primary Responsibilities:

Research and create visibility into costs to help identify solutions
Identify profitability opportunities through Revenue Summary Analysis;  Track and measure results and report out progress to Management; Drive broad organizational accountability in all departments that impact margin
See all margin/profitability opportunities all the way through to root cause resolution
Work with Product Management and Accounting on the Negative Margin Review and Exception Report
Execute in-depth review of product cost, price supports, freight charges and customer prices; Cost analysis includes accuracy/maximization of special/contract pricing and optimization of buy strategy and supply plans
Propose changes to buy strategy, price support strategy or sell prices to maximize profitability
Manages issue resolution for Commercial Team from start to finish
Reduce negative margin line items
Complete root cause analysis tracking and provide fast resolution
Complete Audits and Negative Margin Reviews on a timely basis


Bachelor’s degree required.  (combination of education and experience will be considered)
Experience in Purchasing, Accounting or Customer Solutions in a distribution environment desired
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Experience with SAP preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage time, organize and set priorities in order to meet deadlines
Strong analytical skills
Proven success in problem solving with cross-functional teams and various departments
Commitment to Univar Solutions’ core values


Internal Network
Navigating Vendor Uniqueness
Creating Solutions
System Fluency
Root Cause Analysis

Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.


Univar is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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