Analyst - Category Specialization - Freight & Transportation


07 December, 2021

Job Description


  • Job Responsibilities
  • The primary responsibility is to perform extensive research on the supply-demand-price of the select commodities on a global basis and build forecast models based on the collected information.
  • Extraction of information/content extraction through the sources of information (through Primary and secondary research) Identification of various drivers of the commodity under research - cost/demand/price drivers.
  • Determination of the economic behaviour of the supply/demand/price of the commodity.
  • Identification of experts for the commodity and key extraction of information.
  • Competitive analysis of major suppliers of the commodity.
  • Industry analysis.
  • Use of various strategic frameworks to determine competitive positioning.
  • Forecasts - Industry trends and more.
  • Impact determination – macroeconomics/logistics/supply chain/disruptions/legislation/taxes on the supply and price of the commodity.
  • Providing inputs towards price forecasts – (quantitative information/factors to support the price forecast of the commodity.
  • Job Requirements:
  • Ability to effectively operate independently and in a team environment.
  • Thorough understanding of the commodity under research. (The production process and other generic technical details of the commodity).
  • Holistic view on the respective Industry spend categories.
  • Insights on how stakeholders view the sourcing of the categories.
  • Key focus/expectations of Industry stakeholders through the market intelligence report.
  • Basic understanding on the value chain of the respective domain and how each category are related to drive the top line growth.
  • Key end users of respective domain/Industry  and its categories and the emerging trends that marketers should be aware of Level of innovation brought in through the MI reports delivered in past.
  • Should have experience in a logistics firm/or should have been associated as a logistics vendor.
  • Experience in handling operational functions and liaising with key stakeholders in the process (transportation companies/CHA/port and terminal operators, warehouse managers)
  • Should preferable understand the freight forwarding (air and ocean) business functionalities
  • Experience or understanding of intermodal transportation (road, rail, coastal)
  • Preferable to have experience in handling TMS/similar logistics modules
  • Experience or Knowledge in transportation sourcing process – cost analysis, pricing models, RFX process
  • Preferable experience in working in logistics control tower (4PL) activities.

Qualification: MBA (Marketing/Operations/Logistics/Supply Chain/  Finance) with minimum 60% from class X onwards.

Work Experience: 1 to 4 years of experience. 

  • Technical Requirement
  • Competitive / Marketing Intelligence.
  • Industry Analysis
  • Best practice Insights
  • Supplier Profiling
  • Pricing & Cost Analysis
  • Presentation and report Generation
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Right attitude
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Achievement Oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Out of box thinking
  • Self-driven and Self Confident

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