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Costing and Pricing Specialist 

About the Organization Palmer Holland is a quickly expanding international specialty chemical distributor based in Westlake, OH and operating in the United States and Canada. Palmer Holland represents many of the most recognized manufacturers from around the world. Our customers and principals are rooted in the Agriculture, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers), Health & Nutrition, Lubricants, and Plastic industrial sectors.

As an independently-owned sales and marketing organization, we have the opportunity to make decisions which are in the best, long-term interest of the employees, customers, and principals we serve. Our sellers work with customers to solve problems and test and re-test different specialty products in order to find the one that will do what the customer needs. The dedication from our employees to continually improve their knowledge base and provide commitment to outstanding technical and customer service enables Palmer Holland to thrive as an industry leader.

As an employer, Palmer Holland's goal to remain independent is solidified through operating as a privately held Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) with an ownership team made entirely of employees. Palmer Holland views our employees as our most valuable asset. We offer our employees a fun work atmosphere, healthy work-life integration, and varying opportunities for professional development. We are known for having a culture that emphasizes having fun, being healthy, and working hard. Our office has advanced technology along with a shuffleboard table, putt-putt greens, and treadmill workstations. In the field, our sales team has the tools to make critical decisions on the spot to better respond to customer needs, ultimately forming strong relationships. We believe in providing a work culture that engages employees, encourages growth, and promotes success.  
Category Accounting/Finance  
Position Costing and Pricing Specialist  


Position summary

  • The primary function of a Costing and Pricing Specialist is to assure that all costing of products are maintained accurately and updated in the system in a timely and orderly fashion.
  • In addition, the Costing and Pricing Specialist's function is to work with Palmer Holland Account Managers, Business Managers, Sales Partners, Buyers and Principals to ensure our costing and pricing is following policies established by Palmer Holland and its Principal partners.


Essential tasks of the position

  • Review all cost increases from the Principal
  • Seek clarification from Business Managers or Supply Chain Manager on inconsistencies
  • Communicate with Business Manager or Supply Chain Manager on path forward
  • Update Purchase Price (cost books) in the system
  • Determine Standard cost effective dates and update standard cost in the system
  • Maintain accuracy of the price and cost books at the product and product/customer level
    • Include special up-front costs that are customer specific
  • Ensure accuracy of the costing of new products in system
  • Respond to product cost and price requests from internal customers
  • Research and update standard cost up on requests from internal customers
  • Make revisions to Purchase Price Book as needed
  • Maintain list pricing in system
  • Prepare/maintain Enterprise Account Customer price lists following requested customer format
  • Ensure relevant documents are maintained and filed appropriately
  • Work effectively with team members and other departments
  • Offer help to other team members when available
  • Perform other tasks assigned at the discretion of management



Activities of the position affect quality including quality objectives. Responsibilities and authorities include where appropriate:

  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any nonconformities relating to product, process or quality system, up to and including when necessary stopping production to correct quality problems.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process and quality system.
  • Document problems, steps taken for resolution and preventative action in CRM software and notifying all parties required.
  • Initiate, recommend or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Verify the implementation of solutions in areas under your control.
  • Control further processing, delivery or installation of nonconforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • Perform duties and tasks as prescribed in company policies, procedures and work instructions.






The outline of duties is not arranged in order of priority. These duties are not meant to restrict initiative, but rather to describe baseline activities. These duties will from time to time be altered to suit the needs of the company.


We are a tobacco free, professional environment.

Location Corporate Office  
Position Requirements


  • Requirements as set forth by supervisor.



  • Requirements as set forth by supervisor.



  • Intermediate level of expertise in MS Office and Contact Management Software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
  • Ability to maintain professional conduct that exemplifies the corporate policies at all times, particularly when interacting directly with internal and external customers
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality and discretion
  • Detail oriented with strong, accurate clerical skills
  • Proficient at multi-tasking
  • Proactive problem solver
  • Highly motivated


Physical Requirements:

  • Satisfactory motor skills relevant to position
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Travel Requirements  

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