Requisition Number: 2021-03-01480-0164-002
Job Title: Senior Pricing Manager
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday-Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

Senior Pricing Manager

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Description/Job Summary

The Senior Manager of Pricing is responsible for assisting Senior Finance management personnel and Finance Committee members with all aspects of strategic pricing functions for the Firm. This includes profitability modeling, creation and tracking of AFAs and/or budgets.  This Senior Pricing Manager l will assist in the evaluation, development and implementation of strategic pricing and project management capabilities and related processes, to support the Partners and clients of the Firm. This is expected to involve assisting with the implementation of best practices, new processes, technologies and resources.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Work with Finance leadership to develop new techniques for pricing across the Firm’s practices and geographies
  • Assist in preparation of profitability projections for pricing alternatives in collaboration with Finance leadership, responsible Partners and the Finance Committee
  • Analyze client profitability and identify areas for improvement
  • Develop financial models, templates, documentation, status reports, etc. utilizing internal and external programming resources to support Partners in  forecasting and monitoring AFAs and budgets
  • Develop and maintain pricing databases and tools using historic data mining in order to create more accurate fee estimates and track pricing best practices.
  • Assist Partners with analysis from matter inception through the life of a matter to create pricing strategies for RFP responses, as well as during client pricing negotiations, and develop staffing scenarios to maximize leverage and profitability
  • Review performance of existing pricing agreements to identify opportunities for enhancing current and future performance
  • Track competitive market data and pricing trends by region, practice area or other relevant differentiator
  • Identify and partner with pricing contacts within client organizations. Build relationships with these contacts to deepen the Firm’s understanding of client priorities on matters

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience in strategic financial/pricing analysis and reporting in a law firm or a professional services firm, with Excel modeling, profitability analysis and budgeting/forecasting
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to create complex Excel models and provide pricing scenarios for discussion with senior management.
  • Significant working understanding of alternative fee arrangements and pricing of legal/professional services
  • Advanced analytic and problem solving skills with the ability to utilize tools to compile and analyze data, and recommend and/or Implement solutions to complex problems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Experience working with all levels of personnel within law firms and clients
  • Excellent written, presentation, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands and priorities
  • Advanced proficiency in developing and maintaining pricing tools and databases

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting

Preferred Education

  • M.B.A.; J.D. a plus
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