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What Do Hiring Managers Look for When Hiring Pricing Professionals?

The Makings of a Pricing Professional

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 16, 2021

The Makings of a Pricing Professional What does it take to become a pricing professional?  What do hiring managers look for in new pricing analysts? I was recently asked to participate in developing potential pricing curriculum for a university graduate program. The curriculum was to be definitively cross functional, engaging the economics and marketing departments and requiring foundational courses in finance, business strategy, accounting, and other fields. We could have simply slapped…

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What exactly is going on with Texas’s deregulated electricity market?

What Does Pricing Tell Us About What Happened to Texas’s Power Grid?

By Kyle T. Westra March 19, 2021

A series of major winter storms in February led to a crisis for Texas’s electrical power system. In short, the system failed…

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COVID-19 has created massive supply chain interruption causing delays in materials, production, shipping and delivery

Supply Chain Tribulations

By Nathan L. Phipps March 19, 2021

Earlier this month, I decided to pursue wellness and purchase a bicycle of my very own. (Yes, yes, I hear those of…

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COVID-19 drives the growth of the "gig economy"

Even When Pandemic Ends, Gig Economy Is Here to Stay

By James T. Berger March 19, 2021

The “gig economy,” which first was popularized during the 2009 recession, has now become an even more significant fixture in our current…

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CPG giant Kimberly-Clark drives growth during COVID with new product development and brand advertising

Strategic Movements March 2021

By Tim J. Smith, PhD March 19, 2021

Price Check on Procter & Gamble Household Goods IRI data indicated a growth in sales of premium products from soap and household…

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