• Market Analyst (temporarily 7-8 months)

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/21/2018 5:56 AM)
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  • Overview

    LH Trading has a unique global overview of the LH operations and the markets in which the LafargeHolcim Group companies operate. The main responsibility of the Business Intelligence team is to track global seaborne trade flows of cementitious materials in order to define trends, changes in the flows or new trades. The objective is to provide market intelligence, quantitative and qualitative, to the LH Trading organization and LH Group in order to create a base for strategic decision making.


    For our Trading office in Zurich we are looking for a 


     Market Analyst (temporarily 7-8 months)


    • Data gathering through customs and port statistics, shipping agents, consultants, local business units and vessel tracking tools.
    • Processing of raw data including master data alignment and matching with existing data. The data comes in many different formats; email attachments, electronic databases and websites. The challenge lies in rationalizing and improving the alignment and entry of data.
    • Propose new sources of information and ways of improving the data gathering and data processing. Work closely with IT to define new specifications of the BI tools implemented as well as new systems to improve day-to-day activity.
    • Regular and pro-active communication with colleagues in charge of other geographies, business developers, traders and local business units in order to complete trade flow information, cross-check and validate data, and share knowledge.
    • Reporting in terms of sharing the monthly trading flows, production of specific country or competitor reports, creation and maintenance of dashboards.
    • Support the preparation of country trading calls with the business units worldwide.
    • Respond to ad hoc requests from strategy department, traders, business developers, management and local business units.
    • Collect and share industry news that would be of strategic interest for the trading organization, as well as report on new trade patterns on a weekly basis.
    • Develop a robust understanding on flows and patterns (trends, competitors, ports, …) within the EMEA geographies to support business decisions


    • University degree in related field


    • 1-3 year of experience in a business intelligence, financial analyst, or similar analytical role.
    • Experience from the shipping industry a plus.

    Knowledge & Skills

    • MS Office (in particular mastery of Excel and PowerPoint)
    • Rigor and strong attention to data quality (input, processed, output)
    • Result and progress oriented, capacity to work under short delay notice
    • Strong relationship and communication qualities with internal customers and 3rd party customers
    • Dedicated to business understanding, analysis and problem solving
    • Strong team sprit as well as ability to work independently
    • Curiosity for geo-political topics and multinational cultures
    • No compromise with LH values (business ethics, code of conduct, integrity) and respect of strict confidentiality

    Local / International

    Local Employment

    Additional Information

    LafargeHolcim Trading Ltd (LHT) is the trading arm of LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry. LHT is specialized to meet the needs of customers and suppliers around the world through a unique product and service portfolio provided from offices in Zurich, Singapore and Miami.


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