Houston , TX

Market and Commercial Projects Analyst

Houston, TX Full-time
Posted on February 21, 2019


Market and Commercial Projects Analyst

Job Description:

Company: Itafos-Services

Position: Market and Commercial Projects Analyst

Level: Analyst

Supervisor: Commercial Strategy Management Director

Direct Reports: N/A

Key Internal Relationships: Sales and Marketing, Logistics, Operations

Key External Relationships: Industry Publications & Experts, Customers, Suppliers

Location: Houston , TX

Job Description: Gather, organize and analyze fertilizer market intelligence and consolidate the Itafos view:

  • Manage industry publications subscription and relationship with editors
  • Prepare Itafos regular Market Reports, consolidating inputs from assets commercial teams, publications and other sources of market intelligence
  • Consolidate and manage a consistent view on the key fertilizer markets indicators and forecasts
  • Support Investor Relations (earnings call, press releases, MD&A) on commercial inputs
  • Identify market opportunities for Itafos
  • Perform ad-hoc market analysis as required

Drive & support commercial initiatives at corporate and asset level, covering a broad range of commercial topics:

  • Topics covered: sales and go-to-market, pricing and market intelligence, logistics & cost to serve, strategic sourcing, partnerships
  • Key tasks include data gathering and analysis, in-depth qualitative and quantitative market studies, business case modelling, internal and external interviews with customers, suppliers, experts etc
  • Project work involve cross-disciplinary team management, project management and reporting
  • Support Itafos branding initiatives such as development and update of key messages for Itafos website

Contribute to Itafos profile and outreach within the Fertilize industry:

  • Develop Itafos involvement in Fertilizer Industry and outreach actions
  • Organize industry conference and events calendar

Candidate Requirements and Characteristics:

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in finance, economics, engineering, or related field
  • Minimum of [3] years of work experience in market analysis in the fertilizer industry
  • Strong business, commercial and financial judgement
  • Financial modelling and valuation skills (Excel expertise essential)
  • Power Point and Word expertise essential

Competencies and Personal Characteristics

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Mature personality with ability to work with minimal hierarchy and direction
  • Proactive and entrepreneurial drive with ability to work in a dynamic and high-pressure work environment
  • Intense attention to detail with ability to maintain perspective and big picture
  • Sense of urgency with ability to produce quality materials within tight time frames and while simultaneously managing multiple priorities
  • Team player orientation with ability to work with cross disciplinary and cross cultural internal and external teams
  • Exceptional character with a high degree of accountability, integrity and ethics

Work Environment & Requirements:

  • Ability to work in open spaces with moderate noise level
  • Ability to speak Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
  • Ability to travel, domestically and internationally, approximately 20% of the time

Compensation and benefits:

  • Base salary range of $80,000-$110,000
  • Cash Bonus Target 20%, Long Term Incentive 20%
  • 401k up to 9%
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Plan

Company will not pay Reimbursement for Relocation