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Title:  Margin Analyst


Dublin, OH, US, 43016

Company:  Univar Solutions USA
Requisition ID:  15899

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 role supports the Chemicals Line of Businesses in helping to identify potential lost margin & margin recovery by driving accuracy in the data.


Primary Accountability or Responsibilities:

  • Research and create visibility into costs to help identify solutions
  • Identify profitability opportunities through Revenue Summary Analysis track and measure results; report out progress to Pricing Manager & Pricing Director; 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 PLM and accounting on the Negative Margin Review & the 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 & provide fast resolution to problems.
  • Complete the Audits and NMRs on a timely basis
  • Reduce overall POD rates



  • Bachelor’s degree required.  A combination of education and experience will be considered. 
  • Experience in Purchasing, Accounting or Customer Service in a distribution environment desired.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. 
  • Experience with Business Warehouse and SAP desired
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, organize and set priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must have proven success in problem solving with cross-functional teams and various departments
  • Commitment to and proponent of Company’s core values


  • Communication
  • 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.