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Commercial Analyst


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH Frankfurt, Hesse, DE, 60327 Munich, DE, 81829

Brand:  RS
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location: 

RS Group are currently looking for an experienced Commercial Analyst for an exciting new role within our Category division.


Develop data feeds and analysis to provide negotiation teams with detailed data “playbook” covering all aspects of negotiations. This includes both internally derived data (e.g. cost/sell price history, competitive analysis, web/digital performance) and externally derived data (e.g. market dynamics, material cost prices, competitive positioning in the market, EBIT performance).


Also develops and manages standardized tools and reporting suites to empower commercial teams to self-serve where possible. Work directly with commercial leaders to conduct bespoke analysis and in-depth reviews as required.

Proactively identifies opportunities, risks and trends through ongoing analysis of available data sets to optimize category performance.



Key responsibilities of the role


  • Work with category teams to understand data and reporting needs.
  • Report back to Category teams and VP of Category on opportunities to negotiate with our supplier base.
  • Develop the negotiation playbook for each negotiation with tier 1 suppliers, plus support for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers.
  • Develop reporting solutions to meet objectives e.g. in developing data visualization dashboards, tools and decks.
  • Delivers bespoke analysis as required.
  • Actively support selected high-profile negotiation cases to add value to RS bottom line.
  • Conduct regular reviews with Head of P&SM, VP of Category and PLT
  • Be a change agent facilitating the optimum appropriate application of relevant tools, processes and approaches within the negotiation team.
  • Develop & support all procurement functions with data-led best practices and advance methodologies and concepts.
  • Provide detailed negotiation playbook for each negotiation, covering all data-driven aspects of the negotiation.
  • Develop appropriate data feeds to ensure this is replicable across all categories.
  • Develop appropriate dashboards and tools to clearly explain complex data to commercial teams, including impact of changing individual criteria.
  • Bespoke analysis.
  • Reporting tools to VP of Category



Experience required


  • Proven ability to create data feeds and analyse data to support commercial negotiations
  • Proven ability to develop dashboards and data tools to support sharing of analysis with negotiation teams
  • Experience working in a commercial environment and understanding the levers of negotiation
  • Experience preparing data for commercial negotiations
  • Commercial acumen, highly results oriented and willingness to learn/develop
  • Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership, and initiative
  • Organized, detail oriented with a strong process and continuous improvement focus
  • Ability to function effectively across cultures, to think and act appropriately, and to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Highly proficient in data extraction and manipulation




What we offer


You can take control of your future here at RS Group 


  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • On top of your holiday allowance, you can buy extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities




We are RS Group


RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations. We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently.



Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success.  Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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