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Pricing Manager

Location: Rock Island, IL, United States
Business Unit: Liberty Packaging
Remote Type: No Remote

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As Pricing Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of pricing strategies as part of the front-end processes related to corrugated packaging products. This includes integrating input from Sales, cost data, production, industry and market data, and benchmarks to price projects for profitable revenue growth and positive margins.  Additionally, this role manages the front-end process in partnership with the Commercialization function and provides strong leadership to guide and motivate a team working to onboard new projects in support of business objectives.


This position reports to the General Manager and is located at our facility in Rock Island, Illinois. 


  • Monitors market trends, raw material costs, manufacturing costs, competitor pricing, and products / offerings, and leverages data to present strategic pricing recommendations on a regular cadence.
  • Develops, maintains, and utilizes pricing tools and models to account for market trends and manufacturing costs; collaborate with sales, operations, finance, and site leadership in the development and implementation of competitive pricing strategies.
  • Support timely execution of price increases or decreases across all products tied to paper price changes, ensuring market competitiveness and compliance with customer contracts, where applicable.
  • Partner with sales, operations, site and region leadership to proactively evaluate customer pricing and contracts, present pricing analysis findings and recommended pricing changes to teams.
  • Prepare and deliver cost estimates and pricing for projects, orders, or Request for Proposal (RFP) events.
  • In partnership with the General Manager and Sales Director for the region, proactively educates Sales team on market trends, pricing, costs, and workflow processes, ensuring growth in understanding.
  • Partners with operations to determine optimal product routing, leverages analysis of manufacturing costs and capabilities and integrates into pricing structure.
  • Leads, mentors, and develops a team of Commercialization Partners, ensuring alignment with business goals, professional growth, and high-performance standards.
  • Leads and / or participates in strategic site and region projects, as requested.
  • Other duties, as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, mathematics, economics, or accounting and 5+ years of pricing experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience leading professional team members.
  • Experience with analyzing and reporting pricing data to identify issues or opportunities, driving improvement, and finding solutions.
  • Experience identifying operational opportunities and recommending / implementing strategies to improve profitability.
  • Demonstrated experience with interpreting financial statements and leveraging information to impact cost drivers.
  • Experience in corrugated and / or paper industry.
  • Experience with ERP systems.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, detail orientation, organization, communication, and independent work experience.


  • Previous corrugated, paper, or related industry experience.
  • Experience leading a team of individual contributors.
  • Lean and/or Operational Excellence experience, training, or certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular sitting, standing, and walking throughout the day to accomplish tasks
  • Manual and finger dexterity used regularly with some repetitive finger motions
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision; able to identify colors, small letters, and numbers; hand/eye coordination, depth perception and able to adjust focus
  • Hearing and speaking
  • Other conditions may include frequent reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, pinching, grasping, and gripping.

about our company:

Comprised of multiple companies with headquarters in New Hope, Minnesota, Liberty Diversified International (LDI) is a privately held company employing more than 1,900 individuals across our manufacturing facilities, production facilities and core business operations in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, California, and Mexico. With deep roots in the corrugated box manufacturing industry, we operate in the core markets of paper, packaging, workplace products, corrugated plastics and building products.

Since 1918, our values – Caring, Innovation, Trust and Excellence – have guided our day-to-day activities. We believe that when our employees are aligned with these values, we create superior solutions and service for our customers. The LDI family of companies includes Liberty Packaging, Liberty Paper, Liberty Plastics (Custom Solutions and Quarrix Building Products) and Safco.



Liberty Diversified International is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.